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News.bytes Extra, issue 475

Red Bluff adoption event places 14 mustangs and four burros

The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program and the Redding Field Office's recreation program were on hand in Red Bluff on April 2 and 3, offering equines and recreation information to visitors at the Back Country Horsemen of California's 2011 Rendezvous. (text continues below)

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Grant Lockie, a wrangler from the BLM Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corrals near Susanville, moves a young burro toward the loading area.  Below: Two burros look on from their holding pen.  The adoption event placed four burros and 14 mustangs in new homes.
two burros in side view

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A young gelding accepts on offer of fresh green grass from an adoption visitor.

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Bill Kuntz, outdoor recreation planner with the BLM's Redding Field Office, chats with a Rendezvous visitor about horseback riding opportunities on BLM-managed public lands in Tehama and Shasta counties.

The Back Country Horsemen of California for many years has worked the with BLM and other federal agencies to promote responsible use of public lands.  The BLM often coordinates adoptions with the organization's events.

The BLM's wild horse and burro adoption program heads to Chico on Saturday, April 16, where 30 mustangs and 10 wild burros will be available for adoption.

Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Northern California District, 4/4/11

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 475
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Last updated: 04-07-2011