U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Billings Field Office
|Release Date: 09/15/09|
Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Adoption September 26
The BLM will offer 57 Pryor Mountain wild horses for adoption on Saturday, September 26. The adoption will be held at the Britton Springs corrals north of Lovell, Wyo. The facility will also be open on all day Friday, Sept. 25, for horse viewing and registration.
The adoption includes 24 males and 33 females, including three mare-foal pairs. The horses range in age from 0-22 years.
The gates will open both days at 8 a.m. The oral competitive bid adoption will begin at noon on Sept. 26. The minimum bid for each animal is $125. The starting bid for pairs is $250. Successful bidders will be able to load their horse(s) as soon as the adoption concludes.
Ken McNabb will offer training clinics at 1 and 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday. McNabb is a professional horse trainer, instructor, and clinician from Clark, Wyo., and also hosts a show on RFD television.
For more information on how to adopt or to receive an application, contact Nancy Bjelland, BLM adoption coordinator, at (406) 896-5222.
Sept. 26 has been designated as National Wild Horse Adoption Day by wild horse advocacy groups and the Humane Society of the United States, and the BLM is participating in the effort. The groups’ goal is to have 1,000 wild horses adopted on that day.
For information on qualifications for adopters, visit http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro.html. More information on National Wild Horse Adoption Day can be found at http://www.nationalwildhorseadoptionday.org/.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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