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Southern Nevada District Office
Release Date: 09/18/12
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 ,

BLM to hold Burro Adoption near Red Rock Saturday

Las Vegas— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer for adoption wild burros on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the BLM’s Oliver Ranch in Red Rock Canyon near Blue Diamond. An Assortment of jacks, jenny, and jennys with foals will be available. The wild burros can be seen at Oliver Ranch.
The adoption is open to anyone with an approved adoption application, which is available at or at the Southern Nevada District Office located at 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive.
  • All wild burros available for adoption will be vaccinated, dewormed, and Coggins tested
  • Selection and number of wild burros available will be based on what burros are actually collected
  • All wild horse and burro adoption requirements apply, including an approved adoption application
  • The adoptions will be conducted through First-Come, First-Served procedures
  • Base adoption fee is $125 or $200 for a jenny and foal pair
  • Standard covered stock trailers and horse trailers large enough for 3 or more horses are generally acceptable, contingent upon approval prior to loading. NO 1-HORSE TRAILERS. Two-horse trailers are not allowed unless they are the stock type with no internal dividers. No drop ramp tail gates. Animals will ride loose!
  • Oliver Ranch is located on State Route 159 between Bonnie Springs and Blue Diamond

The wild burros are being collected in Blue Diamond, where they are causing property damage and creating a safety hazard by wandering onto State Route 159 looking for food. The BLM used a bait trap to catch the wild burros by simply luring them into a corral with food and closing the gate behind them. The public is reminded that feeding wild horses and burros is dangerous as wild animals can be unpredictable. It is illegal to feed, pet, or otherwise harass a wild horse or burro. Individuals will be cited for those activities and the citations carry a minimum fine of $500.

 For more information about the wild horse and burro adoption email Krystal Johnson at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Southern Nevada District Office   4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive      Las Vegas, NV 89130  

Last updated: 04-14-2015