Wild Horses and Burros

Unbranded and unclaimed free-roaming horses and burros on BLM administered public lands in the western United States are protected and managed in accordance with the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971. Excess animals are offered to the general public for adoption.

Two of the 204 herd management areas (HMA) in Utah, the Canyonlands Wild Burro HMA and the Robbers Roost HMA, are located in the Richfield Field Office. The BLM strives to preserve and maintain a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship in these areas. Stock reservoirs and intermittent streams, fed by winter snows and spring runoff, provide adequate water for the HMAs. Topography is highly variable, ranging from flat desert grassland with desert shrub and rough terrain, to slightly rolling foothills carved by drainages. Each year the BLM offers excess animals for adoption at various facilities around the state. Through the Adopt-A-Horse or Burro Program, the BLM invites and encourages qualified applicants to provide good homes for these living legends.

For more information visit the state office Wild Horse and Burrow Program page.

   Richfield Field Office
   150 East 900 North
   Richfield, Ut 84701
   (435) 896-1500
   Fax (435) 896-1550