Drivers asked to closely watch for wild horses and burros on Highway 160 between Pahrump and Johnnie

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office asks motorists to be careful of wild horses and burros along State Route 160 between Pahrump and Johnnie. Recent storms have damaged several miles of fencing in the area.

In the past, wild horses and burros have been hit and killed or sustained injuries along highways in southern Nevada, leading to euthanization of the animals. The animals can wander onto the road creating a safety hazard to themselves and for motorists.

“There is a large population of wild horses and burros in the area, and it may be easier for them to wander onto the road,” said Tabitha Romero, BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialist. “We are asking motorists to be extra cautious driving through the area, especially during the dark hours.”

If you hit a wild burro or horse with your vehicle, please call 911.

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. 

Release Date

Organization

Bureau of Land Management

Office

Pahrump Field Office

Contacts

Name:
John Asselin