Beatys Butte wild horse gather, 2015
In early November of 2015, the BLM aimed to gather wild horses from the Beaty Butte Management Area. The remote southern Oregon location is 65 miles east of Lakeview and adjacent to the Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge.
The Beaty Butte herd is estimated to have 1,200 wild horses, six times the designated management level. The goal of this gather is to maintain the natural ecological balance of the range.
On Day 7 of the gather, Nov. 10, 85 horses were gathered and 35 were transported to the BLM holding facility.
More information about the 2015 Beaty Butte gather is available here: www.blm.gov/or/resources/whb/beaty_gather.php
Photos: Larisa Bogardus, BLM