BLM concludes Pancake HMA emergency gather

Ely, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management, Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office has concluded an emergency wild horse gather within the Pancake HMA focused on the Big Sand Spring Valley.  The BLM gathered and removed 89 excess wild horses.

The BLM conducted the gather, which ran from July 9 through September 4, as part of its commitment to maintaining healthy wild horses while managing for sustainable, working public lands.

The BLM transported wild horses removed from the range to the Indian Lakes off-range corrals located in Fallon, 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  

Additional gather information is available on BLM’s website at 

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.

Release Date


Bureau of Land Management


Ely District Office


Chris Hanefeld