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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Yuma Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/14/12
Contacts: Lori Cook – 928-317-3200, cell 928-246-8560    

Cibola-Trigo Wild Burro Gather Complete


Yuma, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Yuma Field Office completed the Cibola-Trigo Wild Burro gather today, gathering 350 wild burros from the Cibola-Trigo Herd Management Area (HMA) north of Yuma, Arizona.

BLM met its Cibola-Trigo Wild Burro gather objectives safely with no incidents with the burros or personnel. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for high temperature days was also met with gather operations shutting down when the temperature reached 95 degrees.

All animals will be transported to the BLM Ridgecrest facility and made available for adoption to citizens willing and prepared to provide good care.  

The BLM offers wild horses and burros gathered from public lands in the West to qualified adopters who must demonstrate humane care for the animal for a year in order to receive title. To qualify to adopt, you must be 18 years of age, have approved facilities to keep the animal, and transportation home for it from the adoption site. For more information and adoption qualifications, please call the BLM at 1-866-4MUSTANGS (468-7826) or visit BLM’s website at www.blm.gov/az/.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 06-14-2012