Bait traps will be used to effect the gather, which will not be open to public observation.
The HMA is managed for wild horses and burros, and is subject to permitted livestock grazing. It covers 148,884 acres and has a combined AML of 202, for an aimed-at population density of 1.36 animals per thousand acres.
The news release said the burros were leaving public rangelands and crossing roadways in search of food and water but did mention any such problems for cattle and sheep.
Gather stats and daily reports will be posted to this page.