SALT LAKE CITY -- Federal authorities plan to round up hundreds of wild horses in Utah's west desert.
The Bureau of Land Management says the population of horses far exceeds the ability of parched range lands to support them.
The BLM plans to remove more than 400 wild horses in September from management areas in Juab and Millard counties.
The bureau says more than 650 wild horses roam across range lands that can support less than a third of that.
The horse management areas cover some 700 square miles of basin and range around the Conger and Confusion mountains.
The BLM says it plans to put up captured horses for adoption or relocate them to pasture lands.