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White River Field Office Gather Begins September 16


The White River Field Office 2015 wild horse gather was completed on Sept. 24, 2015. The Field Office gathered 167 horses from the West Douglas Herd Area.


The BLM humanely gathered 167 excess wild horses in the White River Field Office. The BLM is committed to maintaining healthy wild horse herds in the most appropriate locations in the White River Field Office to ensure the long-term health of the wild horses and public lands.

Final Gather Report

Background:

The White River Field Office manages the 190,000-acre Piceance East Douglas HMA for a healthy wild horse herd that's in balance with other uses of the land. The West Douglas Herd Area has not been designated for wild horse management. The BLM estimates there are approximately 530 excess horses within the White River Field Office planning area. 

The BLM is limited to gathering 167 wild horses based on available space in short-term holding. The field office may gather wild horses from Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area if it is not able to gather 167 horses from West Douglas Herd Management Area.

 

For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program, call 866-468-7826 or email wildhorse@blm.gov.


Cumulative Totals
since Sept. 16

Animals
Gathered

 

Animal
Deaths


 

167

 

2

Last updated 9/24/15 8 a.m.


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