Roundups

Roundup Report: The Wild Horses of the Wyoming Checkerboard

PROPERTY OF AWHCThe 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.


Roundup Report: Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory, Sept 2021

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.


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: Triple B Complex Wild Horses, July 2022

In remote eastern Nevada, a familiar tragedy is unfolding. Government contracted helicopters are descending on vast, 1.6 million-acre expanse of public land known as the Triple B Complex, where thousands of wild horses live.


Roundup Report: Blawn Wash HMA and Bible Spring Complex, Aug 2022

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to round up and remove approximately 450 wild horses from BLM-administered and other lands within and near the Blawn Wash Herd Management Area (HMA) and Bible Spring Complex HMA beginning August 7, 2022. The herds are located in Iron and Beaver counties; approximately 45 miles West of Cedar City, Utah, and accessible via the Lund Highway. 


Roundup Report: Blue Wing Complex, Aug 2022

On August 1, 2022, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Humboldt River Field Office will begin a roundup and removal of the wild horses and burros from the Blue Wing Complex in Nevada. The complex has five Herd Management Areas and four Herd Areas which encompass over 2,283,000 acres and the BLM has set the Appropriate Management Level (AML) of a mere 333-553 wild horses and 55- 90 wild burros! The helicopter contractor is Warner Livestock.

The BLM plans to remove approximately 200 wild horses and 800 wild burros.


Roundup Report: Twin Peaks HMA, July/Aug 2022

On July 23, 2022, the BLM plans to round up and remove one of California’s largest wild horse herds from the 800,000-acre Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) along the California-Nevada border in Lassen County, Calif. and Washoe County, Nev.

The BLM plans to capture approximately 2,000 wild horses and remove approximately 1,800 from the range.  The plan also calls for capturing and removing 339 wild burros. The BLM plans to treat only 110 mares with a fertility control vaccine and release them back onto the range.


Roundup Updates All In Once Place

Summer roundup season is in full swing with four wild horse roundups currently underway across three states. AWHC has had field representatives on the ground at each of these operations to bring you the latest.

Bible Springs Complex, Cedar City, UT


Guest Blog: A Look at the Black Mountain Burro Roundup

By Laurie Ford, guest blog

(Aug 4, 2022) Now that roundup season is escalating and demanding our attention we can’t forget those that occurred over the past few months; especially the roundup of Arizona’s Black Mountain burros - descendants of burros used by miners and prospectors during the 1860s and one of the last remaining large, genetically-healthy burro herds.


Wild horse roundup draws criticism from animal rights activists

KUNC | By Brittany Cronin

Wild horses photographed in 2013 in the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Herd Management Area in Wyoming.

The Bureau of Land Management is rounding up hundreds of wild horses in the northwestern part of the state this summer in what is projected to be the largest horse roundup in state history.

There are more wild horses in the region than the land can sustain, according to the bureau, but critics are concerned about the animals’ health during the roundup.