2016 Cibola/Dome Valley/YPG Wild Horse and Burro Gather
Progress as of September 20, 2016
Purpose of Gather:
The removal has been requested by the Yuma Proving Grounds Garrison Manager. The animals are creating hazardous situations for themselves and motorists along the heavily used public routes.
Details of Gather:
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District, Yuma Field Office’s goal is to safely remove 25 wild horses and 35 wild burros in the area near Highway 95 and Aberdeen Road. This is a bait-trap gather. BLM employees and contractors will conduct the gather, which could require several days or weeks to complete. The BLM will use baited corrals, stocked with hay, supplements or water, to lure the animals into the corrals with spring-loaded gates that will close behind them.
Due to the sensitive nature of the bait-trap gather method, no public observation was offered so as not to disturb gather operations.
The Yuma Field Office has completed a Categorical Exclusion in accordance with 516 DM 11.9.