The incident began yesterday, according to the BLM news release, due to extreme temperatures and lack of water.
Up to 60 wild burros will be captured and removed with bait traps and operations will not be open to public observation.
The Decision Record states that Fenner Spring, the only perennial water source within the Piute Mountains, is recognized as part of the Piute Mountain Herd Area, although it may be outside the HA to the west. No maps were provided in the DR.
The HA is not managed for burros and has an AML of zero.
The HA lies within the Lazy Daisy allotment, not mentioned in the announcement.
Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Ridgecrest.
Gather stats and daily reports will be posted to this page. No activity has been reported as of this morning.
The DR was posted with other project documents in ePlanning.