Pokegama Roundup Rebooted

A roundup started two years ago will resume this month, according to a BLM news release dated September 7.

The operation, requested by the Green Diamond Resource Company, will remove wild horses from private lands in and around the HMA, as explained in the 2020 Categorical Exclusion and Decision Record.

Horses will be drawn into the traps with bait and the incident will not be open to public observation.

The capture and removal goals were not provided.

The HMA covers about 81,000 total acres (public and private) on the OR-CA border and has an AML of 50.

The current population is thought to be around 230.

Pokegama HMA Map 09-07-22

Green Diamond owns about 79% of the land in the HMA and the horses are consuming forage worth an estimated $25,000 per year.

Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Hines, OR.

Gather stats and daily report will be posted to this page.

The CX/DR was the only document posted to the project folder in ePlanning.

RELATED: Pokegama HMA Added to 2022 Roundup Schedule.

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