Roundups

Roundup Report: Diamond Complex, Sept 2020

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The Diamond Complex is comprised of three HMAs in Nevada, Diamond, Diamond Hills South and Diamond Hills North. The Complex encompasses 258,278 acres of public and private lands. The combined Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the Diamond Complex is 123-210 wild horses and the BLM estimates there are currently 1,495 wild horses.


Roundup Report: Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory, Sept 2020

While the agency has set an Appropriate Management Level of only 206-402 horses on the 258,000-acre Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory, it authorizes as many as 3,700 cattle and 2,900 sheep to graze for six months a year.  Yet, the Forest Service maintains that this roundup – the third in three years – is necessary to protect “rare and threatened native wildlife and the economy of Modoc County.”


Emergency Roundups: Necessary or Just Appeasing Ranchers?

(September 1, 2020) We are currently in the midst of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) summer roundup season. The agency is increasingly using “emergency” as an excuse to permanently remove wild horses and burros from the range, enabling them to skirt in-depth analysis and proceed without providing the opportunity for the public comment.


Over 10,000 Americans Weigh in Against California Wild Horse Roundup in Advance of Virtual Public Hearing Today

ALTURAS, CALIF (August 20, 2020)... More than 10,500 American citizens are opposing the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to round up 500 wild horses next month from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest in California. It will be the third roundup in as many years, with over 1,900 wild horses being removed from California’s largest and most significant herd. 


Daily Reports: Sulphur Roundup

Beginning on  August 15, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cedar City Field Office will roundup and remove federally-protected wild horses from the Sulphur Herd Management Area (HMA) on the Utah/Nevada border. 

The BLM plans to remove approximately 600 wild horses through helicopter stampede. Horses removed from the range will be transported to the Axtell Off-Range Contract Wild Horse Facility in Axtell, Utah. Approximately 100 mares will be given GonaCon as a means of population control. 


Daily Reports: Shawave Mountain Roundup

The Plan

The Shawave Mountains HMA is managed within the Winnemucca District Office, by the Humboldt River Field Office. The HMA is located in western Pershing County, Nevada approximately 50 miles northeast of Reno, Nevada. The area consists of 139,552 acres of BLM land and 37,652 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 177,204 acres.

The BLM plans to capture approximately 1,600 wild horses and 200 burros, zeroing out the burros entirely as the HMA is "not managed for wild burros".


Roundup Report: Swasey Mountain HMA, July 2020

On July 15, 2020, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Fillmore Field Office in Utah began a roundup and removal of wild horses from within and outside of the Swasey Herd Management Area (HMA) in Millard and Juab counties. The roundup is expected to last approximately sixteen days.


REPORTS FROM THE FIELD: Range Creek Wild Horse Roundup 2020

On July 1, 2020 the BLM began a roundup and removal of approximately 125 wild horses from Federal, State and private lands. The first several days of the operation were closed to public viewing as the trap site was located on private lands and the property owner refused permission. 

The appropriate management level for this HMA is 75-125 animals and the current population of 184 horses. Horses removed from the range will be transported to the Axtell Off-Range Contract Wild Horse Facility in Axtell, Utah.


BLM Gallops Ahead with Mass Wild Horse Removal Plan; Helicopters Descend on Remote Utah Herd Beginning Today

BLM Gallops Ahead with Mass Wild Horse Removal Plan; Helicopters Descend on Remote Utah Herd Beginning Today

PRICE, Utah (July 1, 2020) … As controversial BLM acting director William Perry Pendley heads into a rocky confirmation process on Capitol Hill, the agency he heads is charging into summer with an unprecedented assault against the nation’s beloved wild horses and burros.


BLM to Roundup 5K Wild Horses & Burros from Public Lands this Summer/Fall 

BLM to Roundup 5,000 Wild Horses & Burros from Public Lands this Summer/Fall 

2020 to be the Most Perilous Year in Two Decades for Iconic Mustangs and Burros