The Checkerboard region in Wyoming includes five separate Herd Management Areas (HMAs), Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, Great Divide Basin, White Mountain and Little Colorado, and spans 3.4 million acres.
Despite the Modoc National Forest still closed due to fire concerns, the U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with the roundup and removal of wild horses from California’s largest wild horse herd.
By John LaConte, The Aspen Times
November 18, 2020
The Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office will host an in-person public hearing on Thursday to receive comments on a plan to conduct helicopter roundups on wild horses in western Colorado.
While there are no wild burros in Colorado, the BLM estimates the Western Slope to have more than 2,000 wild horses. The Bureau wants to reduce that number to about 800.
4,158 wild horses captured; 37 dead
The Desatoya Herd Management Area (HMA) encompasses approximately 161,700 acres in Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) currently estimates that, as of March 2021, approximately 277 wild horses call the HMA home. However, the BLM’s unscientifically low Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the HMA – the number of horses the agency claims that the range can sustainably support in conjunction with other animals and resource uses – is 127-180 horses.
The Pancake Complex includes the Sand Springs West and Pancake Herd Management Areas (HMAs), Jakes Wash Herd Area (Herd Area), and Monte Cristo Wild Horse Territory (WHT) [a WHT is administered by the U.S. Forest Service] and spans over 1 million acres in Nevada.
On or around December 10, 2021, the Black Rock Field Office (BRFO) will begin a wild horse roundup in and around the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area (HMA) located in central Washoe County, approximately 60 miles north of Reno, Nevada. The Fox-Lake range consists of 172,692 acres of BLM land and 5,032 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 177,724 acres.
WYOMING (November 29, 2021) — The nation’s leading wild horse protection organization is demanding action today after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released nearly 60 fewer wild horses back to Wyoming’s public lands than required as part of a controversial operation in the state.
Iconic CO wild mustangs replaced by thousands of domestic sheep on public lands 2 months after massive roundup
Advocacy group calls on BLM to close Sand Wash Basin HMA to livestock grazing to protect wildlife and wild horses in one of nation’s most famous herds
The Barren Valley Complex (Complex) includes the Coyote Lake/Alvord-Tule Springs, Sheepshead/Heath Creek and Sand Springs Herd Management Areas (HMAs) and spans nearly 1 million acres in Oregon. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) currently estimates that as of June 2021, approximately 2,500 wild horses call the Complex home. However, the BLM’s unscientifically low Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the HMA – the number of horses the agency claims that the range can sustainably support in conjunction with other animals and resource uses – is 459-892 horses.