RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a wild horse roundup in Wyoming in an area in Sweetwater and Carbon counties, from Interstate 80 south to the Colorado border.
The agency says the public can comment before June 10 on an environmental assessment of the proposed roundup, which would help the agency reduce conflicts between wild horses and private landowners in the area.
The BLM estimates there will be nearly 1,450 wild horses there by the summer. The BLM says the ideal population is between 861 and 1,165 wild horses. It proposes gathering hundreds of horses in August, returning some of the mares to the area after they've been treated with a fertility control drug, and preparing other horses for sale or adoption.