U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
High Rock roundup wraps up
Wild horse roundup operations have been completed in the High Rock Complex, a group of five herd management areas overseen by the BLM-California’s Surprise Field Office on public lands in northwest Nevada.
A total of 1,334 wild horses were captured in the effort to return the HMAs to their appropriate management levels, which are populations that the public rangelands can sustain while supporting other users including wildlife and domestic permitted livestock.
An aerial population survey will be conducted to determine the number of horses left in each HMA, and if needed, the BLM will return horses to each area to maintain the appropriate population.
In the meantime, horses are being prepared at the BLM Litchfield Corrals for adoption by the public. After receiving vaccinations, de-worming treatments and freezemarks, the will be ready for adoption shortly after Jan. 1.
For complete details and statistics on the roundup, adoption information and links to social media sites, visit www.blm.gov/ca/highrock.
- Jeff Fontana, BLM Northern California Public Affairs, 11/16/11
|Last updated: 11-17-2011|