U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Horses, Burros Find Homes on California's Far Northern Coast
Residents of the Crescent City area on California’s fair northern coast provided homes for seven mustangs and four wild burros, when the BLM brought its wild horse and burro adoption program to town on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24. The program was well received, with enthusiastic horse and burro lovers visiting the event to admire the "Living Legends of the West." (text continues below)
The BLM offered 19 animals for adoption, six of them burros. The mustangs were gathered last fall from the High Rock Complex of herd management areas in far northwest Nevada. The burros were from the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area north of Susanville.
BLM wild horse wranglers and other program staff visited with many north coast area residents who were curious about the horses and how to adopt one.
As always, the BLM offered a variety of healthy horses and burros.
The next BLM-California wild horse and burro adoption event is Saturday, July 14, in Sacramento. Animals are available for adoption year-round at the BLM corrals near Susanville and Ridgecrest. Complete program information is available at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro.html.
The BLM manages wild horses and burros on public lands in accordance with the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act, maintaining wild herds at population levels that rangelands can support in balance with other users including wildlife and permitted livestock. Excess animals removed from the range are available for public adoption.
- Jeff Fontana, BLM Northern California District Public Affairs Officer (June 2012)