BLM wild horses and burros at Whiskeytown celebration on Sunday, Sept. 28.

BLM volunteer Sara Mikesell presents a photo
(above) BLM volunteer Sara Mikesell presents a photo to Zach, age 5, at the celebration.

Zach was one of dozens of children who posed atop Modoc, Sara's 5-year-old adopted mustang, at BLM's wild horse and burro exhibit at "The Big Dam Party," at Whiskeytown Dam and Recreation Area near Redding. BLM featured the wild horse and burro program in its exhibit in the vendor area during the celebration held Sunday, Sept. 28. The event, organized by the Whiskeytown Unit of the National Park Service and the Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam, commemorated the 40th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's dedication of the dam and recreational lake. The 1963 dedication event was the President's last visit to California.

The BLM Redding Field Office works closely with the Whiskeytown Unit and BOR on natural resource management issues in Shasta County.

(below) BLM volunteer Sara Mikesell introduces her adopted mustang, Modoc, to visitors during the Whiskeytown Recreation Area's 40th anniversary celebration.
BLM volunteer Sara Mikesell introduces her adopted mustang, Modoc, to visitors


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10/1/03