From a BLM press release:
Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management will begin trapping burros today in Spring Mountain Ranch State Park utilizing a bait and water trap method. The baited temporary corrals will be in place for at least several days to up to a month, depending on the burros’ movements through the area.
The burros are being gathered because they pose safety hazards on the park’s roadways and are damaging the park’s restoration efforts. Spring Mountain Ranch State Park has contacted the BLM on several occasions, regarding the wild burro issues, since December 2014. Over the last several years, several burro vs vehicle collisions have resulted in severe property damage.
The BLM is planning to remove approximately 40 burros, utilizing the temporary bait traps consisting of a series of corral panels stocked with hay and water; no helicopters will be used. The timing of this gather operation is important, as burro-vehicle accidents increase during the Super Summer Theatre events that are held at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park during summer evenings.
The public is reminded that feeding wild horses and burros is dangerous as wild animals can be unpredictable. Feeding also affects the animals’ behavior and can be hazardous to their overall health and safety as well as increased public safety concerns.
Once the trap operations have concluded, burros will be transported to Ridgecrest, California and will be available for adoption. Individuals interested in adopting these burros must complete an adoption application and meet the BLM requirements to adopt.
Protect Mustangs is a nonprofit organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.