WINNEMUCCA – The Bureau of Land Management’s Humboldt Field Office last week gathered and removed 215 nuisance burros near the town of Empire in a recent drive-trap effort.
The burros were located within the Selenite Range Herd Area, which is just south of Gerlach. Officials said the herd’s removal as necessary primarily to reduce safety concerns along Highway 447. They cited private property issues as another concern.
Animals collected in the gather were relocated to the Palomino Valley Off-Range Corrals outside of Sparks where they’ll be readied for adoption or sale. Those note adopted or sold will remain in long-term pastures, in accordance with the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. For information on how to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb.
Additional gather information is available on the BLM website at https://www.blm.gov/programs-wild-horse-and-burro-herd-management-gathers-and-removals-nevada-2020-selenite-wild-burro.