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Snowstorm Mountains Emergency Wild Horse Gather Cancelled

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blm_logo-300x261-7100532-3354027WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – On August 16, 2013, Winnemucca District BLM issued a Stop Work Order to Cattoor Livestock Round-up, Inc. for the Snowstorm Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) Water Trap Gather.   The Snowstorm Mountains HMA gather was scheduled to begin on August 3.

“BLM is evaluating gathers across the U.S.,” said Amy Lueders, Nevada BLM State Director.  “We are identifying priority gathers in a climate of limited resources, while remaining flexible to ensure that we are able to conduct emergency gathers that may result from the ongoing fire season.”

The Emergency Snowstorm Mountains HMA gather was scheduled for an area 17 miles east of Paradise Valley in northern Nevada with the intent to gather 340 excess wild horses. This gather was being conducted as an emergency gather due to the severe lack of water within and around the gather area and the overpopulation of wild horses. BLM is currently hauling water five days a week to prevent wild horse deaths due to inadequate water availability.

For more information about wild horse and burro gathers in Nevada, visit http://www.blm.gov/nv

For further information, please contact Mark Turney, BLM Winnemucca Public Affairs Specialist at: (775) 623-1541 or by e-mail at: [email protected]

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