ALTURAS, CALIF. — A public meeting focusing on an upcoming wild horse gather is planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Modoc National Forest Headquarters, 225 W. Eighth St., in Alturas, according to a news release.
The meeting will provide updates on a wide range of activities; focusing on planning for the gather of 1,000 wild horses this fall and use of helicopters and other motorized vehicles during gather operations. Forest personnel will accept public comments during the meeting.
Wild horse gathers are prescribed by the 2013 Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory Management Plan. The plan is available online at https://bit.ly/2Jro0Lc. This plan designates an appropriate management level of 206 to 402 adult wild horses. There are currently an estimated 3,900 on and around the territory.