BLM Oregon/Washington manages 18 wild horse and burro herd management areas on nearly 3 million acres. The combined appropriate management level for all HMAs in the state is 2,715 animals.

Since 1971, the BLM has removed nearly 16,900 animals from public rangelands in Oregon.

CLAIM: Animals removed from public rangelands are offered to the public for adoption; un-adopted animals are cared for on open pastures for the rest of their lives.  The reality of this claim – coming soon!

HMA’s in process


  • 437,120 acres of federal, state and privately owned land
  • AML:     100-250             
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep
  • EST 2020   #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep

Wildlife: Large mammals include California bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, mountain lion, coyote, and bobcat.

Energy Conflicts:

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020     

2020  Livestock AMU:      Livestock use:       WHB:


Original herd size  261  
Animals:   ? gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: July 7 2021?         Gather Method: bait
Contractor:                    Contract price: $ ?
Plan Gathered:  100 and return 50 horses (25 studs and 25 mares) to the range
Animals Gathered: ? Animals Shipped:  
Facility Destination: Oregon’s Wild Horse  Max capacity:    Public Access:
Dead Animals shipped to: ?   
Public viewing: NO
Plan:  AML 100-250 animals. To meet this goal, the Lakeview District took a holistic approach by partnering with the Beaty Butte Wild Horse Training Facility (a private, non-profit organization) to implement the Beaty Butte Wild Horse Gather, Fertility Control and Training Program. This program relies on the cooperation between the BLM and the Training Facility to manage herd growth in the HMA. This partnership is unique to the BLM in that it provides for private assistance to (1) train and adopt excess horses, (2) implement a fertility control program in the HMA, and (3) assist in bait-trap gathers. The partnership provides a means to meet both the ecological intent in the HMA as well as reduce the number of horses that are never adopted and end up in BLM’s off-range pastures at taxpayers’ expense

Notes:  NO gather report / no animals reported at all

2015 Beaty Butte Wild Horse Gather

Original herd size  ?  
Animals:   1,070 gathered / 1 escaped / 16 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: ? oct-nov 2015                 Gather Method: bait ?
ContractorCATTOOR  INL15PD01044  Contract price: $397,637.00
Plan Gathered:   Animals Gathered:
Facility Destination: Oregon’s WH Corral /Palomino Valley, Nev., later in the year. Max capacity:   
Dead Animals shipped to: ?
Public viewing: yes /15 max
Plan: gather 1,500 wild horses and return 100 horses (60 studs and 40 mares) to the range to re-establish the low end (AML)

Notes:  No gather reports

In 2009?

Original herd size  ?  
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: aug 10, 2009                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:   CATTOOR  INL09PD01265    Contract price: $162,999.40
Plan Gathered:                         Animals Gathered
Facility Destination:                            Max capacity:   
Dead Animals shipped to: ?
Public viewing:

Notes:  DECISION RECORD 2015 rec   aug 10, 2009 mentions round up to occur in 2009

Contracts Located

2015 NV RENO WASHOE /CT INL15PD01044  -2 / (08/31/2015-11/24/2015) / CLOSED / $397,637.00 / Beaty Butte Wild Horse&Burro Gather Services /4

2009 OR HINES HARNEY /CT INL09PD01265 -1 / (08/05/2009-09/26/2009) / CLOSED / $162,999.40 / Beaty’s Butte Wild Horse Gather /1



  • Code /  Vale District / MALHEUR FIELD OFFICE / County ?
  • 29,883 acres
  • AML:  75-150               
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep
  • EST 2020   #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep

Stallions from other herds with similar characteristics have been periodically introduced into this HMA to help ensure genetic diversity.  This was especially important after a large dieoff that occurred in the winter of 1992-93 due to extremely deep snowpack and lack of access to winter feed. Genetic analysis indicates that genetic variability within the Cold Springs HMA is high and the herd appears to be of mixed origins from North American breeds.

Wildlife: Large mammals include California bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, mountain lion, coyote, and bobcat.

Energy Conflicts: ?

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

(are there cattle here?) yes / see eplanning 10 yr plan pg 3 /2015 – OR / 2015 Cold Springs population man plan


ePlanning DOI-BLM-ORWA-V040-2015-0022-EA_Final

Original herd size:  190 Herd size after gather:    56                     
Animals:   134 gathered / 1 returned / 2 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:  1/24/2018                  Gather Method:  Helicopter
Contractor:   Cattoor  /               Contract price: $ ?    
Plan Gathered:  180
Animals Gathered: 134            Animals shipped: 131
Facility Destination:   Oregon’s         Max capacity:   
Dead Animals shipped to: ?
Public viewing: yes
Plan: Heavy to severe wild horse grazing jeopardizes the health of rangelands, wetlands, wildlife habitats, and ultimately animal health and condition.

An estimated 180 horses will be gathered. Of those, 60-75 will be released back to the HMA in order to maintain a diverse age structure and sex ratio. Additionally, released horses will be selected to preserve herd characteristics, specifically common colors of grey, sorrel, buckskins bay, brown, black and red roan. Maximum effort will be undertaken to return released horses to the same general area they were gathered.

Fertility control treatments will be implemented for this gather because of the need to reduce population growth. Approximately 37 mares that are two years of age or older will be returned to the HMA after receiving PZP fertility treatment. After the gather, approximately 75 horses will remain on the HMA

Notes: add gather pdf 2018 –OR  /  decision record archive

Gather Reports

January 24, 2018

Summary:  1 gray stud jumped out of holding while feeding hay /Start temp 27; ending temp 42; cool, wet and breezy conditions

Animals gathered: 88 (33 stallions, 38 mares, 17 foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: ?
Animals shipped: 0 (? stallions, ? mares, ? foals)
Deaths Today:  2
Acute: 1  –  Sudden: 1 1/24/18 15+ year old gray mare died in holding corral; necropsy identified previous skull fracture resulting in acute death.

Chronic/Preexisting: 1   – 1/24/18 euthanized 15 year old mare missing one eye and partially blind in other eye

Number of Public/Media Present: none

January 25, 2018


Animals gathered: 46 (25 stallions, 12 mares, 9 foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: ?
Animals shipped: 85 (? stallions, ? mares, ? foals)
Total Deaths Today:  0

Number of Public/Media Present: 8 viewers; 1rep AWHC, 1 local private photographer; 6 locals

January 26, 2018

Animals shipped: 46 (? stallions, ? mares, ? foals)
Number of Public/Media Present: – 1 viewer (RAC incumbent) watched loading

January 28, 2018 and jan 27  (Final report all included on it)


Animals gathered: ? (? stallions, ? mares, ? foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: ?
Animals shipped: ? (? stallions, ? mares, ? foals)
Total Deaths Today:  0

Number of Public/Media Present:  one viewer/- viewers did not make it to trap 27th


https://www.change.org/p/stop-horse-slaughter-in-canada-and-horse-exports-for-slaughter/u/30450176 The bad news is that the fate of the thousands of US horses who are still unfortunate enough to get caught in the slaughter pipeline remains grim. 4,429 of the 5,139 US horses shipped through the Bouvry Export feedlot in Shelby, Montana, which acts as the main hub for all U.S. horses purchased for slaughter in Canada.
The ugly reality is that Bouvry still has an armada of suppliers in ten states which ensures a steady supply of horses. Animals’ Angels has confirmed through recent investigations that a collection of long-term kill buyers are still faithfully delivering horses to the Bouvry feedlot. The kill buyers on this list include:
o Ole Olson, Nevada
o Max Palmer, Idaho
o Chuck Walker, Washington
o Keith Tongen, Minnesota
o Curt Anderson, Montana
o Jack Paluso, Oregon
Perhaps the most disturbing development comes from the Warm Springs area in Oregon, where suppliers shipped 161 Mustangs to the Shelby lot. Many of these poor horses were under two years old.

Appropriate Management Level (AML) of horses and burros per Herd Management Area (HMA)

Animal Management Unit (EST AMU) = Current individual population estimates on entire HMA,

HINT: How to read EST AMU:    ( ? = yes, needs actual animal #’s / 0 = none / blank = unknown)

             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #   cattle   #   sheep

This OREGON-WASHINGTON HMA project will include gatherable information from a multitude of verified sources and combine it all together for a complete access point for wild horses of this state. It will show you FACTS and links to BLM, ROUNDUPS, MEDIA, ADVOCATES, FERTILITY, SANCTUARIES, NON PROFITS, YEARLY HISTORY, STATISTICS, RECORDS OF ABUSE, RESEARCH, POLITICS, LAWS, LAWSUITS, CONGRESS, CATTLE INDUSTRY, SLAUGHTER RECORDS, KILL PENS and any other important data for complete oversight in relation to the BLM’s activity related to the Herd Management Areas of this nation’s wild horse herds

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