The Bureau of Land Management’s Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corral near Susanville has reopened for animal adoptions and purchases after a closure due to weather-related issues.
The facility on Highway 395, 21 miles east of Susanville, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. f Monday through Friday. Visitors are welcome to tour the corrals to view available animals during regular business hours. The BLM requires appointments for adoptions and purchases.
The facility currently holds more than 300 wild burros and about 400 wild horses. Most were recently removed from public land in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area northeast of Susanville.
Information on how to adopt or purchase a wild horse and burro and the required facilities for the animal can be found in the adoption and sales section on this website: https://www.blm.gov/whb.
The BLM is responsible under the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burro Act for protecting and managing wild horses and burros on public lands. The agency periodically removes animals from the range when populations exceed levels established to allow wild horse and burro herds to thrive in balance with other range users, including wildlife and permitted livestock.