January 29, 2015
The Bureau of Land Management has rounded up more than 500 wild horses from northeastern Nevada rangeland devastated by wildfires, the agency said Tuesday.
Nearly 1 million acres mainly in Elko County burned this year
from a series of fires that began in June and continued for three
Biologists have said the fires destroyed critical habitat for
wildlife and livestock and could take decades to restore.
The BLM removed the wild horses from the Little Humboldt and
Rock Creek Herd Management areas.
Officials said some of the horses will be kept in a contracted
facility in Fallon and released back on the range at a later date,
and some mares were moved to adjacent pastures.
Other horses were taken to the BLM's National Wild Horse and
Burro Center north of Reno, where they will be prepared for
adoption, the agency said.