BLM concludes Marietta Wild Burro gather

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), concluded a wild burro bait and water trap  gather on the Marietta Wild Burro Range (MWBR) in Mineral County, Nevada on Friday, August 4. The BLM gathered 129 wild burros within and outside the MWBR. 

The purpose of the gather was to alleviate overpopulation within the MWBR. This led to animals leaving the range and moving into the vicinity of the state highways and had resulted in numerous vehicle collisions creating public safety and animal health risks.

All wild burros were transported to the Indian Lakes facility located in Fallon, Nevada where they will be prepared for the BLM adoption program. For information on how to adopt a wild burro, visit

For more information contact Lisa Ross at 775-885-6107.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our 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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Carson City District Office


Lisa Ross