Death Valley Auxiliary Roundup Day 7

The incident began on April 25.  Gather stats through May 1:

  • Target: Burros
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 137, up from 78 on Day 5
  • Average daily take: 19.6
  • Capture goal: 490
  • Removal goal: 490
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: 1
  • Shipped: 137, up from 78 on Day 5

A jenny died on Day 7 due to a head injury.  The number of animals shipped is usually less than the number of animals captured when deaths are reported.

The cumulative total includes 55 jacks, 64 jennies and 18 foals.  The breakdown for Day 6 is not correct.  The number of foals is probably zero. 

Youngsters represented 13.1% of the animals captured.  Of the adults, 46.2% were male and 53.8% were female.

The herd can’t be growing at a rate of 20% per year with a birth rate of 13% per year.

The trap site was moved on Day 6 to an undisclosed location.

The maps in Appendix B of the project documents show 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 7 ended with -1 unaccounted-for animals, more animals disbursed than captured.

The number of burros removed to date is 137.

Other statistics:

  • AML: Zero
  • Forage assigned to burros: None
  • Pre-gather population: Unknown
  • Forage liberated to date: 822 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 685 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 Day 5.

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