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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 08/23/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-10-96

BLM Litchfield Corrals Open to the Public Weekdays


Members of the public interested in seeing wild horses recently gathered from the Bureau of Land Management’s Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) can visit the BLM Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corrals near Susanville, Calif.

The corrals, on U. S. Highway 395 about 20 miles northeast of Susanville, are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Weekend hours, in place while the Litchfield facility was accepting animals from the roundup, have been cancelled because animals removed from the range are now being taken to the BLM Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center near Reno.

The Litchfield facility is now at capacity, holding more than 900 wild horses and burros.  The animals are being prepared for public adoption or shipment to long term holding pastures in the Midwest.

Wild horses and burros from the Twin Peaks HMA will be available for public adoption this fall.  The BLM will announce adoption opportunities, including availability of animals directly from the corrals.

The BLM is removing excess wild horses and burros from the 800,000-acre HMA to return the herd to its appropriate management level of 448-758 wild horses and 72-116 wild burros.

Wild horses and burros are protected by the 1971 Wild and Free Roaming Horses and Burro Act which requires the BLM to manage, protect and control wild horse and burro populations as part of a “thriving natural ecological balance on the range.”

More information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program is available at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov

Details and daily updates about the Twin Peaks roundup are available at www.blm.gov/ca/twinpeaks.




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Last updated: 08-23-2010