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


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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.

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.