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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 08/11/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
  Erin Curtis , 916-978-4622  
News Release No. CA-N-10-92

Twin Peaks Roundup Begins


SUSANVILLE, Calif. —The Twin Peaks Roundup began early this morning and before noon 119 wild horses were safely gathered and were being 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 straddling the California/Nevada state line, began today following a favorable ruling in the Ninth Circuit Court denying an injunction sought by critics of BLM’s wild horse and burro program.
 
Nancy Haug, BLM District Manager, said she and the contractor, Cattoor Livestock Roundups of Utah, were pleased to report the morning roundup went smoothly.  The horses were healthy, rating high on a body condition scale, she said.
 
“After months of planning and preparation, it was very gratifying to finally start the operation, which is expected to last several weeks,” she said.  “We were also pleased that the public observers who came out to watch were able to safely see much of the operation from a vantage point that gave them a wide view.  We plan to provide the public opportunities to observe the roundup seven days a week if folks are cooperative, as they were today."
 
The official statistics and reports are posted on BLM's new website for the roundup at www.blm.gov/ca/twinpeaks and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.




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