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Wild Horses and Burros

There are about 33,000 wild horses and burros roaming public rangelands managed by BLM — lands they must share with wildlife, and other users such as livestock and recreationists. Learn about the natural and cultural history of these hardy creatures — "living symbols of the American West"-- and the management challenges they present today.


RESOURCES

BLM NATIONAL WEB PAGES

BLM National Wild Horse & Burro Program
Overview, facts, and statistics on the BLM Wild Horse & Burro program.

BLM National Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Program
BLM online adoption website.

The Wild Bunch
Science & Children magazine article on wild horses and burros; includes poster and classroom activities.


BLM STATE OFFICE PAGES

Arizona
Information from “the Burro State,” including Herd Management Areas, adoptions, and burro history.

California
Information on Herd Management Areas, adoptions, and facilities in California.

Colorado
Information on Herd Management Areas and adoptions in Colorado.

Eastern States
Information on adoption events in 31 Eastern states.

Montana
Information on adoptions as well as the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range south of Billings.

Nevada
Background information on wild horses and burros, with links to adoption and volunteer pages, as well as a special “Just for Kids” page.

New Mexico
Wild horse and burro adoption schedule in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Oregon
Information on Oregon Herd Management Areas and adoptions, as well as the unique Kiger Mustang found in southeastern Oregon.

Utah
Links to adoption information and facilities in Utah.

Wyoming
Information on Herd Management Areas and adoptions in Wyoming.