Tonto National Forest- Federal
NOTICE OF UNAUTHORIZED LIVESTOCK AND INTENT TO IMPOUND
(Reference FSM 5330) Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Regulation of the Secretary of Agriculture, 36 CFR 262.10, all unauthorized livestock found upon National Forest System lands or other lands under Forest Service control within the area identified below, will be impounded by the United States Forest Service on or after 8/07/15. All persons not wanting their unauthorized livestock gathered must remove them from the impoundment area before the gathering occurs.
TOPOGRAPHIC UNIT, LEGAL SUBDIVISION OR ALLOTMENT National Forest System Lands within the boundaries of the Mesa Ranger District, Tonto National Forest, located within all or portions of the following Townships and ranges. Townships 2-4 North, Range 7-8 East, NATIONAL FOREST OR GRASSLAND Tonto National Forest RANGER DISTRICT Mesa Ranger District STATE Arizona
The livestock are described as follows: Any unauthorized horses. May be impounded by the United States Forest Service on or after 8/07/2015, unless said livestock is permanently removed from the above described lands.
Any unbranded livestock, or any livestock bearing brands of previously unauthorized livestock which are found to be making continuing or subsequent unauthorized use within twelve months after publication of this notice may be impounded without further notice.
After the impoundment, owners of unauthorized livestock may regain possession thereof only by first showing proof of ownership and reimbursing the United States in full for the expense incurred in impounding, feeding, and care of such livestock, or if impoundment costs exceed fair market value, by a payment equal to the fair market value of the impounded livestock. All impounded animals not redeemed within 5 days after notice of sale of impounded livestock has been published in a local newspaper, posted in the county court house and in one or more local post offices, will be offered for sale at public auction.
Livestock not sold at public sale may be sold at private sale or condemned and destroyed, or otherwise disposed of as provided by Regulation 36 CFR 262.10(f).
Signed at; Phoenix, AZ this 24th day of July, 2015. /s/ Neil Bosworth, Forest Supervisor
7/31, 2015 edition Arizona Capitol Times