BLM Issues Notice of Intent to Impound
Unauthorized Domestic Horses
Trespassing on Emery County
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah, Price Field Office today
issued a Notice of intent to Impound for four domestic horses
trespassing on a grazing allotment in Emery County.
In early October, Price Field Office personnel were notified by the
permittee that unauthorized horses were grazing on the Icelander
Allotment. On Oct. 15, a BLM rangeland specialist located and
inspected the domestic horses and found no identifiable markings. The
four geldings- two Pintos, a Buckskin, and a Palomino-appear to be
domestic horses turned out by the owner in the area south of Highway 6
between Icelander Creek and Barrel Hill.
The BLM is seeking help from the public to reach the animals' owner.
The owner has five days after publication of the legal notice to
remove the horses from the allotment. If the horses are not removed,
the BLM will impound the animals. Because the horses are believed to
be domestic, they will be turned over to Emery County for disposal in
accordance with State of Utah
Livestock Laws (Utah Code Annotated Title 4, Utah Agriculture Code
Chapter 25. Estrays and Trespassing Animals 4-25-2 and 4-25-4). The
impounded horses are expected to eventually go to the livestock sale
barn in Salina, Utah.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land - the most
of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of
Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including
Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface
mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011,
recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more
than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000
American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that
collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion
will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a
$1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the
health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment
of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by
managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing,
mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural,
historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Published in the Sun Advocate on November 6, 2012.
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