Above: Great Basin National Park. Photo by the National Park Service
It is that time of year again
Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather Begins in Water Canyon
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office will begin a gather operation on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 in the Water Canyon portion of the Antelope Herd Management Area, 60 miles north of Ely. The BLM is using bait and water to gather the horses.
The management level for the Water Canyon portion of the Antelope HMA is 30-35 wild horses. Management objectives are to maintain a 50/50 ratio of studs to mares therefore the objective is to gather all the horses in the area. All mares released will be retreated with the fertility-control vaccine GonaCon-Equine to reduce foaling rates and overall population growth. Following the gather, the BLM may offer for adoption at the White Pine County Fairgrounds some of the younger horses. Details will be announced as they become available. The BLM will transport all removed horses to the Indian Lakes off-range corrals in Fallon, Nev., where they will be prepared for adoption through the BLM Wild Horse and Burro adoption program.
The gather is part of the 10-year Water Canyon Wild Horse Growth Suppression Pilot Program, which will provide the BLM the opportunity to determine the effectiveness of GonaCon-Equine on a small group of wild horses in a controlled environment with the possibility of expanded usage in future years, depending on the program’s results.
Stabilizing and maintaining a population of 30-35 wild horses within the Water Canyon portion of the Antelope HMA is the program’s goal. The management number is based on range conditions, water availability and acreage comparisons, as well as seasonal movement during the summer and drier winter months.
Supporters of the project include the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine County Commissions; and Nevada Department of Agriculture. Local resident and wild horse advocate Jeanne Nations is the Volunteer Project Coordinator.
The Water Canyon Wild Horse Growth Suppression Pilot Program Final Environmental Assessment, Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impacts is located at http://on.doi.gov/1PKK0Jg. Additional gather information is available on the BLM Nevada Gather and Removal Website.
For more information, contact Ben Noyes, BLM Ely District wild horse and burro specialist, at 775- 289-1836 or email@example.com.
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Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929
Celebrating the BEST of Autumn...
Above: Families participate in "Trick or Treat the Street" A Fun Friday activity sponsored by the White Pine Chamber of Commerce
There is just so much activity in the air at this time of year. Never mind we already had our first snow! People are getting ready for the excitement of fall.
Halloween is right around the corner and in Ely, we know how to celebrate. You can paint and carve pumpkins, as well as “chunk” ‘em. The pumpkins that is.
The local Lions Club has enjoyed several years now of hosting “Pumkin Chunkin”. I am not quite sure what all that entails, but it must be fun because people come from all around to participate!
I recently ran into a friend at a big pet store in Reno. She was so busy shopping for her dog's costume for this year's “ Howl-a-Ween" Dog Parade!
We have a Community Halloween Party for the kids and adults too, as whole families “Trick or Treat the Street" on "Fun Friday".
Of course you simply MUST ride the Ghost Train! But don’t dilly-dally, because those tickets go fast.
Come on out and visit us in the high desert mountains. You will be glad you did!
Photo above: Stella Lake. Great Basin National Park
BLM Caliente Field Office Selling Christmas Tree-Cutting Permits
CALIENTE, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Caliente Field Office is making Christmas tree-cutting permits available to the public. Permits cost $4 each with a limit of 10 per purchaser. Purchase permits in-person at the Caliente Field Office or through the mail.
The field office will conduct over-the-counter sales from Monday, Oct. 2, through noon Friday, Dec. 22, or until all the permits are sold, whichever comes first. The field office is located at 1400 S. Front Street, in Caliente. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office will also be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays-only, Nov. 25, and Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.
The field office will accept mail-in requests on a “first-come first-serve” basis through Friday, Nov. 17. All mail-in applications must include payment in the form of a check or money order. Please do NOT send cash. Requests should be addressed to the BLM Caliente Field Office, PO Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008, Attn: Christmas Tree Permits. Please allow two weeks for processing. Credit and debit cards are also accepted by calling the field office at 775-726-8100.
Christmas trees may be harvested on all BLM-administered lands except those designated as Wilderness. Only pinion-pine and juniper trees may be harvested. The cutting of all other trees is prohibited.
Permit applications and maps of tree-cutting areas are available at the Caliente Field Office and BLM Southern Nevada District Office located at 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, in Las Vegas. For more information, call the Caliente Field Office at 775-726-8100.
October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017
Haunted Ghost Train
NEVADA NORTHERN RAILWAY
Scary Scramble Golf Tournament
WHITE PINE GOLF COURSE
Punkin Chunkin' Contest
WHITE PINE COUNTY PARK
Trick or Treat the Street!
Children's Community Halloween Party
BRISTLECONE CONVENTION CENTER
Photo Above: Patrons line up at the depot waiting to board "The Ghost Train".
Photo Above: Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
About Ward Charcoal Ovens
Perched in the Egan Mountain Range in eastern Nevada, Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is a scenic, forested retreat.
The park features six beehive shaped charcoal ovens that were used from 1876 through 1879 to help process rich silver ore that was discovered in the area. Once mining ended, the ovens were used to shelter travelers and even had a reputation as a hideout for stagecoach bandits.
The ovens remain today and are open for touring. Visitors can also enjoy camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing while surrounded by a diversity of wildlife within the park, including mule deer, grouse and elk.
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
700 Ave I Ely, NV