BLM Jarbidge Field Office releases wild horses to Saylor Creek Herd Management Area
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Jarbidge Field Office, Twin Falls District released 11 wild horses (six studs, five mares) to the Saylor Creek Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA), 15 miles south of Glenns Ferry.
Earlier this year, the Jarbidge Field Office conducted a water/bait trap gather of the Saylor Creek HMA wild horse herd to reduce the overpopulation on the range, capturing 104 horses. Many of these horses will be offered for adoption later.
This release will bring the Saylor Creek wild horse population to its Appropriate Management Level of 50. The mares to be released have been treated with the fertility control vaccine GonaCon Equine, one of the vaccines the BLM uses in its management of wild horses on the range. It can cause high rates of contraception that can last two to five years.
Footage of today’s release can be found at https://youtu.be/lJSPDew144U.
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.