U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Nevada State Office
|Release Date: 08/10/12|
|News Release No. NSO 2012-036|
Saddle-Trained Horses Available for Adoption as Part of Western States Wild Horse & Burro Expo
Inmates Compete with Horses They Have Trained, then Offer them for Adoption
Reno, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections invite horse enthusiasts and the general public alike to a special wild horse adoption event at the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo in Reno on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Inmates from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Saddle Horse Training Program will showcase their training efforts during a competition that spans Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning, concluding with an awards ceremony and the adoption of the animals.
Eleven saddle-trained horses and one burro from the ranges of Nevada, California and Oregon will be available starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, and all are looking for good homes. The horses and burro range in age from one- to five-years old, are saddle-trained with 120 days of training and vary in weight and color. The beginning bid on all animals is $150.
Watch the Inmate Competition leading up to the adoption:
Friday, Aug. 17 at NOON:
CLICK HERE for the catalog of the BLM wild horses and burro being offered for adoption on August 18. Frequently asked questions about the program are answered at the same site. To pre-qualify for the weekend adoption, stop by the BLM booth at the Expo.
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.
Nevada State Office 1340 Financial Blvd. Reno, NV 89502
|Last updated: 08-10-2012|
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