Death Valley Auxiliary Roundup Day 3

The incident began on April 25.  Gather stats through April 27:

  • Target: Burros
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 55, up from 13 on Day 1
  • Average daily take: 18.3
  • Capture goal: 490
  • Removal goal: 490
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: None
  • Shipped: 55, up from 13 on Day 1

The cumulative total includes 23 jacks, 27 jennies and five foals.

Youngsters represented 9% of the animals captured.  Of the adults, 46% were jacks and 54% were jennies.

The location of the trap site was not provided.

Refer to Appendix B of the project documents for the location of gather activity relative to the park.  The Western Watersheds map does not show Herd Areas.

Death Valley Auxiliary Roundup Map 04-29-22

Day 3 ended with no unaccounted-for animals.

The number of burros removed to date is 55.

Other statistics:

  • AML: Zero
  • Forage assigned to burros: None
  • Pre-gather population: Unknown
  • Forage liberated to date: 330 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 275 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: Unknown
  • Burros displaced from area by permitted grazing: Unknown
  • True AML: Unknown
  • Stocking rate at new AML: Unknown
  • Burros displaced from area by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates

RELATED: Death Valley Auxiliary Roundup in Progress.

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