U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
NEVADA STATE OFFICE
|Release Date: 06/08/12|
|News Release No. NSO 2012-23|
BLM Offers for Adoption Wild Horses Gentled by Youth During Reno Rodeo Week
4H and FFA youth selected to gentle yearlings as part of youth employment program
Reno, Nev.—Eight gentled yearling wild horses from Nevada’s Calico Complex range will be offered for adoption at Cabela’s on Saturday, June 16. The public can preview the horses at 11 a.m. and the oral bid adoption will begin at noon, with bids starting at $125.
The adoption is the final part of a 12-week youth employment program through the Mustang Heritage Foundation—a partner of the Bureau of Land Management—in which 4H and FFA youth were selected to gentle and train a yearling wild horse. Students had the potential to earn up to $750 and could opt to adopt the horse themselves instead of showcasing it at this adoption event. Part of the requirements for employment was for participants to document their journey and educate the public about what they learned via social media applications, photos and video chronicles and by speaking to organizations and the public.
To view more pictures, visit: facebook.com/BLMNevada and click on Photos - Album: Youth & Yearling Adoption Program.
Cabela’s is located at 8650 Boomtown Garson Road, Verdi, next to Boomtown.
For more information about the program, please contact:
Special thanks to Cabela’s for hosting the event and Lightning Auctions for donating their services for the oral bid adoption.
Photo captions: On the left, photo of horse being trained by a youth. On the right, photo of a gentled horse being offered for adoption.
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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|Last updated: 06-12-2012|
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