BLM proposes projects to help Piceance-East Douglas wild horses

Special to the Herald Times
RBC | The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on two projects to benefit wild horses in the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area in Rio Blanco County.
The BLM plans to reconstruct nearly a mile of four-strand barbed-wire fencing near Duck Creek as part of a larger effort to ensure the 137-mile perimeter of the HMA is adequately fenced to reduce conflicts resulting from wild horses leaving the HMA.
Redeveloping Corcoran Spring will help ensure the spring provides a reliable source of water in both wet and dry years as well as help protect the spring source.
The preliminary Environmental Assessment of these two projects is now available for public review. Specific information regarding the project is available online at or at the White River Field Office, 220 East Market St. in Meeker.
Submit comments to: Comments will be most helpful if received by Dec. 15, 2016.
For more information, call Melissa Kindall, range technician, at 970-878-3842.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.