This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office (LVFO) to analyze the environmental effects of a gather to remove approximately 195 resident wild burros from National Park Service-administered lands adjacent to the El Dorado Mountains, Gold Butte and Muddy Mountains Herd Management Areas (HMAs) within the Lake Mead Complex (LMC) in March 2007. The LMC is located in southern Nevada in Clark County. The BLM Las Vegas Field Office and National Park Service coordinate management activities for wild burros on these public lands within their individual administrative responsibilities through a Memorandum of Understanding in place since 1994. Also proposed is removing any remaining horses from public lands in the Muddy Mountains HMA in order to achieve the Appropriate Management Level (AML) and prevent their suffering or death by starvation. Refer to Maps 1-2 for a map of the affected area (page 42-43). The EA contains the site-specific analysis of potential impacts that could result with the implementation of a proposed action or alternatives to the proposed action. The EA ensures compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); it analyzes information to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or issue a “Finding of No Significant Impact” (FONSI). A FONSI documents why implementation of the selected action will not result in environmental impacts that significantly affect the quality of the human environment.
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, "Lake Mead Complex Final Gather Plan: Environmental Assessment" (2007). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 534.