BLM concludes Eagle HMA Emergency Wild Horse Gather

ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Caliente Field Office has concluded an emergency wild horse gather within and outside of the Eagle Herd Management Area focused on the Fortification Range Wilderness. The BLM gathered and removed 300 excess wild horses.

The BLM conducted the gather, which ran from September 13 through September 21, due to lack of water to sustain the excess horses, as part of the BLM’s commitment to maintaining healthy wild horses while managing for sustainable, working public lands.

The BLM transported wild horses removed from the range to the National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley, in Reno, Nev., to be readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program. Un-adopted wild horses will be placed in long-term pastures where they will be humanely cared for and retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. For information on how to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb

Additional gather information is available on BLM’s website at https://go.usa.gov/xPrTR.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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Bureau of Land Management

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Caliente Field Office

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Chris Hanefeld
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