Federal land managers say they will start rounding up the last wild horse herd in Southern Nevada August 29. The Bureau of Land Management says the horses at Cold Creek “are in very poor condition” because of the drought. Cold Creek is about 30 miles west of Las Vegas.
The gather will start in the morning. BLM says it plans to take about 200 horses off the range. They expect it will take anywhere from one week to one month to complete. BLM says the horses have been eating Joshua trees and other shrubs that don’t have sufficient nutritional value.
The town of Cold Creek has often fought to keep the horses from being rounded up. A gather hotline is being set up at 775-861-6700.