Commenting Period for Heber Wild Horse Territory Management Plan Project

Public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment is open March 23-April 22, 2021.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) and draft territory management plan (TMP) for the Heber Wild Horse Territory Management Plan Project. The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a territory management plan for wild horse management actions within the Heber Wild Horse Territory, consistent with laws, regulations, and the Forest Plan.

The draft environmental assessment (EA), draft territory management plan (TMP) and supporting documents for this project will be posted on-line at the start of the comment period.  

To request a hard copy of the draft EA, or draft Territory Management Plan, please send an email to

This will be the last designated opportunity for public comment for this project. Only those who submit timely and specific written comments will have eligibility to file an objection under 36 CFR 218.8. Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to object must meet the information requirements in 36 CFR 218.25(a)(3). Names and contact information submitted with comments will become part of the public record. Anonymous comments and comments submitted after the close of the final designated comment period will not provide the commenter standing for administrative review.

Comments including attachments may be submitted electronically

The following formats are acceptable: .doc, .rtf., txt., .html or .pdf. Comments sent to any other email address will not be accepted nor forwarded to CARA. It is the responsibility of each commenter to submit their comments to the appropriate location.

If access to the electronic database is not available, specific written comments may be mailed to Heber Wild Horse Territory Management Plan, P.O. Box 640, Springerville, AZ 85938; or faxed to 928-333-5966. Due to limited office access and other precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable accept hand-delivered comments.

Documents cited by the commenter in support of their comments must be submitted with comment letters to ensure careful consideration in project planning. Commenters should clearly describe how the cited material is within the scope of the purpose and need for the project, has a direct relationship to the proposed action, and how it supports their comments and concerns.