BLM Returning Horses to Sands Basin HMA

Twenty six wild horses will be returned to the Sands Basin HMA in western Idaho on 06/13/18, according to this news release from the BLM.  The action follows an emergency gather in 2015 of all horses due to the Soda Fire.

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Horses in the nearby Hardtrigger and Black Mountain HMAs were also affected.  Refer to page nine in the BLM rehab report for more information.  The fire was started by lightning.

The Sands Basin HMA covers 11,724 acres and has an AML of 64, for a target population density of 5.5 horses per thousand acres.

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