Our apologies for the late, late notice on this comment period- comments are due on Friday, May 14th. The Environmental Assessment is online here.
In Short: BLM proposes to capture 106 or more horses via water trapping and remove all but 40-50. The range allows up to 273 cattle to graze. The cattle are in a pasture rotation over five pastures and as a result the horses can not roam freely throughout their designated range.
The Cloud Foundation comments may help you in the composing your comments: Bordo Atravesado Comments
As always: please be polite and constructive in your comments, this is a small herd and the only BLM-managed wild horse herd in New Mexico.
In 1971 Wild Horses in three herds were to be managed on 143,133 acres of BLM and non-BLM/non-Forest Service lands- that has subsequently been reduced to the less than 20,000 acre Bordo Atravesado Herd Management Area. Additionally the Forest Service lands where wild horses were designated to be living in 1971 in New Mexico have been cut in half with only three small herds remaining on USFS-managed public lands: Jicarilla, El Rito (Jarita Mesa) and Caja.
Please send your comments via email to: NM_Bordo_EA@blm.gov
Socorro Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
901 S. Highway 85
Socorro, NM 87801-4168
(575) 835-0223 FAX