BLM to conduct wild horse gather in Juab and Millard Counties in November
FILLMORE, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Fillmore Field Office announced today that it will conduct a wild horse gather in the Confusion Herd Management Area (HMA) beginning in November. The BLM plans to gather 560 and remove approximately 500 horses and administer population growth suppression to other horses captured. The gather is being conducted due to declining rangeland health and overpopulation of wild horses, which is currently estimated at 661 animals.
The Confusion HMA is in Juab and Millard Counties, about 90 miles northwest of Delta, Utah, and consists of approximately 235,005 acres of public and other lands. The Appropriate Management Level for this HMA is 70-115 wild horses.
The gather impacts are described and analyzed in the Confusion HMA Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA and Decision Record are posted on the BLM’s ePlanning website at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/106367/510
Horses removed from the range will be prepared for the BLM adoption and sale program. For more information on how to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro, visit the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro website at www.blm.gov/whb or call (866) 468-7826.
For additional gather-specific information, please contact Trent Staheli at (435) 743-3164. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.
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.