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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 12/29/11
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-12-13

BLM Litchfield Corrals Closed Until Jan. 3


The Bureau of Land Management’s Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corrals near Susanville will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 29 through Monday, Jan. 2.  The facility will reopen for animal viewing and adoptions on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Daily animal care will continue while the facility public contact and adoption staff are out for the New Year’s holiday.

The corrals currently hold nearly 1,000 wild horses recently gathered from the High Rock Complex of herd management areas in northwest Nevada.  These animals will be available for adoption shortly after the first of the year.   BLM officials said there is a great selection of color and some
good-sized mustangs well suited to pleasure riding, work, competition and packing.

Members of the public can visit to view horses and burros from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.  Adoptions are by appointment that can be made during preview visits or by calling (530) 254-6575.

Horses and burros being held at the corrals were removed from the range in the BLM’s work to manage wild populations at levels the rangeland can support in balance with other users including wildlife and permitted livestock.  They are protected by a federal law, the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

More information on wild horse and burro management is available at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.




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Last updated: 12-29-2011