BLM rounding up horses at Red Desert Complex

RAWLINS — The Bureau of Land Management office in Rawlins decided to curb the number of wild horses at the Red Desert Complex. The BLM faced lawsuits from Sweetwater County ranchers and the state of Wyoming in opposition to the decision made by the BLM. The state of Wyoming filed suit against the BLM, claiming it does not have the proper funding to manage the wild horses.

BLM’s Sarah Beckwith said the removal of horses could occur in 2018. According to a BLM news release, the decision by the BLM will help return the population of wild horses to appropriate management levels. The BLM’s appropriate management level for the complex