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June 18, 2010

Dayne Barron, Field Manager

Eagle Lake Field Office

Bureau of Land Management

2950 Riverside Drive

Susanville, CA 96130

twinpeaks@ca.blm.gov

RE: Twin Peaks Environmental Assessment

DOI-BLM-CA-N050-2010-05-EA

Dear Mr. Barron:

After attending the Eagle Lake field Office public tour of the Twin Peaks area on June 14, 2010, and also reviewing the Twin Peaks Environmental Assessment, I am submitting this public comment (my comments are in bold type):

Foremost, I want to say that YOU ARE REMOVING THE LAST BIG HERD OF WILD HORSES FROM CALIFORNIA. I DON’T THINK ONE WORD IN YOUR 158 PAGE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT CAN JUSTIFY THIS.

The Twin Peaks EA states the reason for the gathers is to remove excess wild horses.

On our 5 hour public tour June 14, 2010, we (the public) observed less than 20 horses and only 1 foal in at least 3 hours on back dirt roads in which thousands of acres were clearly visible from the road. I think at your prior public tour, the number of horses sighted were 30 something. Where are all the “excess wild horses”? More