California BLM schedules their helicopter hearing on short notice for June 5th

Bad deja vu

Today we found the BLM press release (below) announcing their helicopter hearing with only 4-5 business days notice–depending on how you count the days.

We have written California BLM requesting they reschedule the public hearing, on using helicopters and other motorized vehicles for roundups and management, to give the public 30 days notice. Sound familiar?

We will keep you updated. We wanted to let you know as soon as we found out.

Link to the California BLM press release dated May 29th:


Release Date: 05/29/12
Contacts: Erin Curtis , (916) 978-4622
News Release No. CASO-12-6

BLM Sets Hearing on Vehicle, Aircraft use in Wild Horse and Burro Program

The use of aircraft and motor vehicles in wild horse and burro management on public lands will be discussed in a public  hearingTuesday, June 5 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Woodlake Hotel (formerly the Radisson) at 500 Leisure Lane in Sacramento.At the hearing,  participants can provide written comments or make statements about the use of motorized vehicles in managing wild horses and burros by the BLM CaliforniaThe BLM periodically gathers and removes wild horses and burros from public lands to maintain populations in balance with other range users, and to ensure that rangeland forage and water sources are not over-used.  BLM California manages two adoption facilities, in Ridgecrest and Litchfield, and holds adoptions throughout the state.Wild horses and burros are protected on BLM and Forest Service lands under the 1971 Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act, which requires population management and control.  The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976  gave the BLM authority to use aircraft and motor vehicles in t to complete its work, and required   public  hearings  annually regarding their use.

For more information, contact BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program  Manager Amy Dumas at (916) 978-4678.

–BLM–California State Office   California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W1834, Sacramento, CA 95825

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