BLM to Release Horses Back to Sands Basin Herd Management Area

The BLM Idaho’s Owyhee Field Office will release 26 wild horses to the Sands Basin Herd Management Area, nearly all of which was burned by the 279,144-acre Soda Fire in 2015,
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The BLM gathered 28 wild horses from the Sands Basin Herd Management Area, nearly all of which was burned by the 279,144-acre Soda Fire in 2015. | Photo: Courtesy of the BLM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho’s Owyhee Field Office will release 26 wild horses to the Sands Basin Herd Management Area (HMA), southwest of Homedale, on June 13.

Nearly all of the Sands Basin HMA was burned by the 279,144-acre Soda Fire in 2015.

The BLM gathered 279 wild horses from three HMAs in the Owyhee area directly following the fire (28 of which came from the Sands Basin HMA) and has been caring for those that will return to the range at the Boise Wild Horse Corrals and Bruneau Off-Range Corrals since that time. More than 80 of the horses gathered have been adopted

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