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

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.

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.