2016 Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Gather
Gather Complete: 11/1/17 - 3/7/17
The Little Snake Field Office successfully gathered 43 excess wild horses from the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area using bait trapping. Fourteen mares received fertility treatment and released back into the range.
Two partner groups, the Sand Wash Action Team and Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary, helped the BLM select and treat wild horses. The young wild horses gathered are now in the GEMS adoption program.
Our partnership with SWAT and GEMS were key to the success of this gather as well as the long-term management of wild horses in the Sand Wash Basin. These groups help us with on-range activities like assisting with gathers and administration of fertility treatment; maintaining fences, trails and springs; signing roads and trails; and reseeding; as well as off-range activities like adoptions and promotional events.