The Bureau of Land Management’s Salt Lake field office has announced it will begin gathering an estimated 600 to 700 wild horses from the Cedar Mountain Herd Management Area near Dugway in February.
Approximately 200 to 300 horses will be removed from the range and placed into an adoption program or in an off-range pasture facility where they retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. An estimated 200 of the captured mares will be treated with a fertility control vaccine and returned to the range along with an estimated 200 studs.
The herd management area is located in Tooele County and encompasses 197,252 acres. The current wild horse population in the area is estimated at 960. The appropriate management level for the area has been set at 190-390 wild horses.
For more information, contact Tami Howell at 801-977-4300. To learn more about the program or to obtain an adoption application, visit the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro website at www.blm.gov.