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Colorado: BLM to conduct emergency roundup of wild horse herd - Full Article

Jul 25, 2021

The West Douglas Herd Area, which is about 20 miles south of Rangely in Rio Blanco County, has around 450 wild horses.

To protect the health of wild horses and rangelands, the Bureau of Land Management will start an emergency wild horse gather Monday on the West Douglas Herd Area about 20 miles south of Rangely in Rio Blanco County.

The BLM plans to remove the entire estimated population of 450 wild horses from the herd area, on state and private land.

The extreme drought conditions have limited forage production and water resources for wild horses, and the nearby Oil Springs Fire has also created problems for the herd since it’s burned critical summer habitat and limited access to water sources.

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