Modoc National Forest Wild Horse Gather Planned for September

The U.S. Forest Service is planning to gather approximately 1,000 wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory.
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The U.S. Forest Service is planning to gather approximately 1,000 wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest, near Alturas, California, this fall to address impacts on aquatic resources, wildlife, grazing, and traditional cultural practices.

Officials say reducing the population will allow range and riparian ecological conditions to recover while also supporting herd health by reducing competition for limited food, water and habitat.

A public meeting to provide updates and answer questions is planned for July 11 at 4 p.m. at the Forest Supervisors Office, located at 225 West Eighth Street, in Alturas.

“We are honored to have this wild horse herd on the Modoc National Forest,” said Forest Supervisor Amanda McAdams. “We are working hard to manage for healthy wild horses that live in balance with wildlife, watersheds, and a resilient sage-steppe ecosystem

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