Snowfall Delays BLM Wild Horse Removal Operations in Northwest Colorado

— Storms that have blanketed Northwest Colorado in over two feet of snow have caused the Bureau of Land Management to delay the resumption of the wild horse bait-trap operation they have had underway since early November in Sand Wash Basin.

“With the recent snowfall we are holding off resuming gather operations because access is difficult,” said BLM Public Affairs Specialist for the Northwest Colorado District, David Boyd.

Sand Wash Basin is located roughly 45 miles west of Craig and is home to nearly 600 wild horses, roughly twice the number allowed in the BLM management plan for the area.

BLM is using bait-traps to remove 50 young horses from the herd to help control the population.

Source: Snowfall Delays BLM Wild Horse Removal Operations in Northwest Colorado