2018 Outside Chemehuevi Wild Burro Gather   

Progress as of August 30, 2018

Phase 1: 2018 Outside Chemehuevi Indian Reservation Wild Burro Gather
Phase 2: 2018 Chemehuevi HMA-Parker Strip Wild Burro Gather  
 

Purpose of Gather:Wild Horse and Burro Logo

On July 6, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a request from the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Chairman regarding wild burros within the Chemehuevi Indian Reservation, which have created a public safety issue to vehicle traffic and have become a general nuisance in the housing area.

Details of Gather:

The Lake Havasu Field Office in cooperation with the Needles Field Office proposes to utilize wildlife friendly bait trapping techniques to capture and remove approximately 223 nuisance burros outside the Chemehuevi Herd Area (HA) and Herd Management Area (HMA), primarily near Havasu Landing, California. The office of jurisdiction is the Lake Havasu, Arizona BLM Field Office. 

The gather will continue through the summer of 2018.  The removal operations will be conducted by the Ridgecrest BLM Wild Horse and Burro gather crew.  The operation will utilize water/bait trap capture method of capturing the burros.   

Public Observation: 

The BLM will conduct this operation using temporary water and bait traps consisting of a series of corral panels stocked with water and hay. Because of the nature of the bait and water trap method, wild horses are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity; therefore, only essential gather operation personnel will be allowed at the trap site during operations. No helicopters will be used.

For more information, contact the BLM Information Center at wildhorse@blm.gov or 866-468-7826. 

Adoption Information: 

All captured burros will be transported to the Ridgecrest BLM Regional Wild Horse and Burro Holding and Adoption Facility where they will be placed into the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption and Sale Program.

For information on how to adopt a burro, visit the Adoption and Sale Program page

Background:

The Chemehuevi Herd Area (HA) / Herd Management Area (HMA) is located in southeastern California along the Colorado River, south of Needles, California within San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, California. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan of 1980, as amended through the Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Coordinated Management Plan (NECO, 2002) and adopted by the Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan (LHFO-RMP, 2007), identified the southern portion of the HA as an HMA with an appropriate management level (AML) of 108 burros.  Current estimated burro population is 655 burros.

A wild burro on the side of a highway.

Gather Reports

Phase 2: 2018 Chemehuevi HMA-Parker Strip Wild Burro Gather 


Thursday, August 30

Summary: Bait-trap operations are complete. 

Animals gathered: 19 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, August 23

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 12 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, August 22

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 20 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Tuesday, August 21

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 41 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Friday, August 17

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 0 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, August 16

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 3 wild burros
Animals shipped: 83 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, August 15 P.M.

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 3 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, August 15 A.M.

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 40 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Tuesday, August 14 P.M.

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 22 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Tuesday, August 14 A.M.

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 55 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Phase 1: 2018 Outside Chemehuevi Indian Reservation Wild Burro Gather


Friday, August 10

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 0 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, August 9

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 12 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Tuesday, August 7

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 8 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Friday, August 3

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 10 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, August 2

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 7 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, August 1

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 4 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Monday, July 30

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 3 wild burros
Animals shipped: 0 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Friday, July 27

Summary: Bait-trap operations continue. 

Animals gathered: 18 wild burros
Animals shipped: 18 wild burros
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

TODAY'S TOTALS

August 30, 2018

Animals Gathered
19 wild burros

Animal Deaths
Pre-existing: 0
Acute: 0

CUMULATIVE TOTAL

Phase 2: August 30, 2018

Animals Gathered
223 wild burros

Animal Deaths
Pre-existing: 0
Acute: 0

Phase 1: August 10, 2018

Animals Gathered
62 wild burros

Animal Deaths
Pre-existing: 0
Acute: 0

DOWNLOADS

Official gather documents can be accessed on ePlanning