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Release Date: 08/13/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
  Erin Curtis , (916) 978-4622  
News Release No. CA-N-10-93

Twin Peaks Roundup Continues with 164 Horses Gathered

SUSANVILLE, Calif. —The Twin Peaks roundup continues today with 164 wild horses safely gathered yesterday. One older mare was euthanized yesterday due to a pre-existing injury, and one small foal fully recovered from difficulties the night before and is now united, and very healthy, with its mother.
Ken Collum, BLM Eagle Lake field manager and incident commander, said the roundup began about 7:30 am and ended about 2:30 pm Thursday, with temperatures only reaching about 80 degrees.  Of the total 164 horses brought in, 61 were studs, 72 mares, and 31 foals.  Nearly all were rated in good condition and were safely transported to temporary holding facilities, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 

The roundup being conducted in the Twin Peaks herd management area (HMA) northeast of Susanville and straddling the California/Nevada state line is in its third day. On Wednesday, 119 animals were gathered for a total of 283 gathered to date.  BLM's goal is to gather some 2,000 wild horses and burros to bring the population to its appropriate management level of 448-758 animals and 72-116 burros, the level determined to be sustainable on the range.

The official statistics and reports are posted on BLM's website for the roundup at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.


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Last updated: 08-13-2010