Southern Utah was chosen as the location of this year’s meeting due to the recent decision to gather and remove up to 200 wild horses from Iron and Beaver counties later this year.
The hearing will be held:
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cedar City Heritage Center
105 N 100 E
Cedar City, Utah
“Helicopter and motorized vehicle usage is a critical tool for managing wild horses on the open range,” said Chad Hunter, Cedar City Wild Horse and Burro Specialist. “These management tools allow us to conduct aerial population inventories, monitor animal distribution, and transport gathered animals in an effective and humane manner.”
Since government roundups began in 1975, the BLM has removed more than 14,600 wild horses and 500 burros from Utah’s rangelands. Over 7,500 of these animals have been adopted locally.
Utah’s 2014 satellite adoptions started in May and continue throughout the state. Locations include Gunnison, Salt Lake City, and Delta, Utah. Daily adoptions are ongoing at the Delta Wild Horse and Burro Facility. Monthly adoptions are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Gunnison Prison Horse Facility in Gunnison, Utah.
For additional information about the upcoming statewide public hearing, or future wild horse and burro adoptions, visit www.blm.gov/ut or contact the Cedar City Field Office at 435-865-3000 or the BLM Utah State Office at 801-539-4057.