Roundups

BLM seeks to cut wild horse numbers in Colorado by more than half through roundups

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.


Roundup Report: Eagle Complex 2021

(January 7, 2021) The Eagle Complex consists of the Eagle, Chokecherry and Mt. Elinor herd management areas (HMAs). The BLM estimates the current population for the 743,000 acre Eagle Complex is 1,415 wild horses, including the 2020 foal crop. Yet the “Appropriate” Management Level (AML) is 139-265 wild horses -- that equates to 1 horse per every 2,803 - 5,345 acres.


Roundup Report: Fish Creek Roundup 2020

The Fish Creek HMA is located just a few miles south of Eureka, Nevada in the Antelope and Little Smokey Valleys and in the Antelope and Fish Creek Mountains. The area consists of 250,244 acres of BLM land and 2,527 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 252,771 acres. The area is 25 miles wide and 28 miles long. The majority of the HMA is comprised of north-south trending mountain ranges that include all or portions of the Fish Creek Range, the Mahogany Hills, and the Antelope Range. 


Roundup Report: Confusion Wild Horses, Nov 2020

The Confusion Herd Management Area is home to roughly just 551 wild horses on about 293,665 acres of public land in Utah, approximately 30 miles north from Garrison, Utah. However, the BLM wants to remove horses down to the low “Appropriate” Management Level (AML) of 70 horses. That’s 1 horse for every 3,350 acres! 

At the same time, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) authorizes approximately 10,400 cattle and sheep to graze in four grazing allotments within the HMA. 


BLM to Begin Roundup and Dangerous Surgical Sterilization of Wild Horses

BLM Ignores Science & Congress; Announces Plans to Begin Roundup & Dangerous Surgical Sterilization of Wild Horses in Utah


Breakdown: BLM Removal of Wild Horses on Private Lands

(October 15, 2020) As the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) summer roundup season comes to a close and the winter season picks up speed, we wanted to delve into the instances of wild horse removals on private lands. This summer we saw increased private land removals, as an excuse to permanently remove wild horses and burros from the range, often on private lands within and immediately adjacent to wild horse habitat areas.

Where did it happen?


Roundup Report: Red Desert Complex, WY 2020

The Red Desert of southern Wyoming is one of the last high-desert ecosystems in the United States. This vast 9,320 square mile area is home to an abundance of wildlife and federally protected wild horses. 

There are five herds that have called this land home for centuries: Antelope Hills, Crooks Mountain, Green Mountain, Lost Creek, and Stewart Creek. Together, these wild mustangs and the Herd Management Areas (HMAs) they live in, make up the Red Desert Complex, 703,500 acres of public land and 49,500 acres of private land.


The Red Desert Roundup: A Blatant Example of BLM Catering to Livestock

(October 10, 2020) The Red Desert of southern Wyoming is one of the last high-desert ecosystems in the United States. This vast 9,320 square mile area is home to an abundance of wildlife and federally protected wild horses. 

There are five herds that have called this land home for centuries: Antelope Hills, Crooks Mountain, Green Mountain, Lost Creek, and Stewart Creek. Together, these wild mustangs and the Herd Management Areas (HMAs) they live in, make up the Red Desert Complex, 703,500 acres of public land and 49,500 acres of private land.


American Wild Horse Campaign Documents Ongoing Abuse and Inhumane Treatment of Wild Horses by The Bureau Of Land Management 

AWHC Calls On Congress to Put a Moratorium on Roundups and Investigate BLM’s Routine Violations of Its Own Animal Welfare Standards 


Our Work At Roundups: AWHC Isn’t Staying Silent in the Face of Abuse

(September 18, 2020) We share people’s anger and frustration about the continued abusive wild horse and burro BLM roundups, and we want you to know what we are doing about it, with your continued support and participation.

1. Spreading awareness