BLM Gathering Burros in San Bernardino County, California

As of early July, the BLM had captured 30 of the 60 burros being relocated due to an insufficient water supply.

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As of early July, the BLM had captured 30 of the 60 burros that are being relocated. | Photo: David Briery/BLM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is conducting a wild burro gather in the Piute Mountain Herd Area, in San Bernardino County, California, due to extreme temperatures and insufficient water availability at Fenner Spring.

An estimated 60 to 80 burros living in the area are dependent upon the spring as their sole water source.

Fenner Spring’s expected summer daily temperatures exceed 100 degrees. As such, from May 19-23, the BLM Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro staff conducted a census and field monitoring of the wild burros near the Piute Mountains Wilderness Area

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