Little Sahara Recreation Area Moves to Phase II May 21, 2020

The Little Sahara Recreation Area will move to Phase II on Thursday, May 21, to align with Governor Gary R. Herbert’s Utah Leads Together 2.0 Plan Low Risk Phase and the Central Utah Public Health Department’s new public health order.

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BLM Utah Current Operating Status

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Earthquake Alert

The BLM Utah State Office is closed until further notice. We will post updates on our social media and website as they are available.

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Over a two-day time frame, 100 horses were released back onto the range as a part of the horse behavior and ecology research study. Photo by Lisa Bryant.

Programs: Wild Horse and Burro: Herd Management: Gathers and Removals: Utah

BLM Utah Gathers and Removals

BLM Utah manages 19 wild horse and burro herd management areas on nearly 2.5 million acres. The combined appropriate management level for all HMAs in the state is 1,956 animals.

Since 1976, the BLM has removed approximately 15,600 animals from public rangelands in Utah as part of its efforts to maintain healthy horses and burros on healthy public rangelands. Animals removed from public rangelands are offered to the public for adoption; unadopted animals are cared for on open pastures for the rest of their lives. Below, find on-going and recently completed gathers, organized by HMA.