Interior Department Relocates Wild Horses in Nevada

527 horses gathered and removed from Jackson Mountain Herd Management Area.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior recently announced the successful completion of the Jackson Mountain Emergency Wild Horse gather. During the last two weeks of September, 527 horses were removed from the Jackson Mountain Herd Management Area in Humboldt County, Nevada.

The bureau stated, “The purpose of the gather was to prevent undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands associated with excess wild horses and burros, to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship on public lands.”

The wild horses were relocated “to the Palomino Valley Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corrals located in Reno, Nevada,” the bureau said. “The horses will be readied for the wild horse and burro adoption and sale program. Wild horses not adopted or sold will be placed in long-term pastures where they will be humanely cared for and retain their ‘wild’ status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials in the Bureau of Land Management as they seek to steward public lands and manage the wild horse population.
  • For Director Tracy Stone-Manning to seek God’s discernment as she heads BLM.
  • For Secretary Haaland as she oversees the various agencies within the Interior Department.

Sources: Bureau of Land Management


Back to top