Federal officials to resume wild horse roundups in Nevada


ELY, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials plan to resume the roundup of dozens of wild horses south of Ely in early January.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management began gathering the horses in November but had to suspend the work when the animals moved into higher elevation wilderness with more pinon and juniper trees.

The roundup resumes Jan. 5 and is expected to last up to six days. The BLM said it will remove about 150 wild horses and take them to corrals in California where they can be adopted or sold.

Officials say removing the horses with the help of helicopters should improve water sources and the land. A more than 10-year-old resource management plan for the Ely area calls for it to be free of wild horses.

The Bureau of Land Management says the public is welcome to watch as the horses are rounded up but should give the agency at least a day’s notice to get information on when and where to show up.