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Clan Alpine wild horse roundup suspended

Staff Reports

A Feb. 1 roundup of wild horses in the Clan Alpine Herd Management Area has been suspended, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

“An aerial census conducted in late December of the wild horses in the Clan Alpines shows that the population is low enough that gathering horses in that area to treat the mares with a fertility control vaccine is not warranted at this time,” said BLM-Stillwater Field Office Manager Terri Knutson. “We will continue to monitor that wild horse herd to ensure their population stays in balance with the other natural resources in the Clan Alpine Mountains.”

The Clan Alpine Herd Management Area is located 60 miles east of Fallon.

Wild horse gathers, birth control treatments and limited removals are methods intended to reduce or maintain the herd population sizes to within the appropriate management levels necessary to achieve a thriving natural ecological balance on the public lands.