U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 454
Wild Horses and Burros adopted in San Francisco Bay Area and in Bishop
California residents from San Francisco Bay to the high Sierras got a chance to see wild horses and burros in the flesh last week. The Bureau of Land Management held wild horse and burro adoptions in Bishop, CA, and at the Cow Palace in San Francisco in conjunction with the Grand National Rodeo.
The BLM-California Wild Horse and Burro Program was represented in San Francisco during the week of Oct. 18, with an adoption event and information booth during the Grand National Rodeo, Livestock and Horse Show held at the Cow Palace. In the event two horses trained by BLM volunteers were adopted into new homes.
Jason Williams, a compliance specialist from the Mother Lode Field Office, and volunteer Michele DeCamp, of Penn Valley, chat with adoption visitors at the BLM booth in the American Cowboy Marketplace section of the Grand National Rodeo venue.
BLM volunteer Jerry Boots of Eureka shows 2-year-old Luke in the main arena of the Cow Palace. BLM volunteer trainers showed their halter-trained horses as rodeo fans began to arrive Friday evening, Oct. 22. Luke commanded an adoption fee of $600 during silent bidding on Saturday, Oct. 23
Two burros and one horse were adopted in Bishop. BLM holds adoption around California. The adoption schedule is available on the web at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro.html
- Jeff Fontana, Northern California Public Affairs and David Christy, Central California Public Affairs, 10/26/10
|Last updated: 10-28-2010|
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