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Release Date: 01/04/13
Contacts: Dorothy Harvey , 775-635-4040 ,
News Release No. BMDO 2013-06

BLM to Hold Special On-Site Wild Horse Adoption Event During Diamond Complex Wild Horse Gather

Battle Mountain, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District Office, will host a wild horse adoption event in conjunction with the Diamond Complex wild horse gather on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The gather of the Diamond, Diamond Hills North and Diamond Hills South Herd Management Areas which are collectively known as the Diamond Complex, is tentatively scheduled to begin on or near January 17, 2013. As a result, the BLM will offer approximately 20 yearlings gathered from the Diamond Complex to qualified individuals through the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program. The Diamond Complex gather holding corrals and adoption site will be located near Eureka, with the exact location to be determined at a later date nearer to the start of the gather operation.

The Diamond Complex wild horses are average to larger in size and consist of many colors including gray, brown, roan, sorrel and pinto. All yearlings offered in the adoption event will be examined by a veterinarian, dewormed, vaccinated for equine diseases and given the BLM wild horse freezemark. The adoption fee is $125 per horse. The yearlings offered in the adoption will be available for viewing for several days prior to the event. Because of the fluid nature of wild horse gathers, exact dates for viewing are unknown at this time.

Those wishing to adopt, can contact the Battle Mountain District Office for adoption applications. Information about adopting a wild horse and the adoption application are also available on the BLMs’ national wild horse and burro web site at

Applications and adoption facilities must be approved in advance of the adoption day. Yearlings not adopted on February 9, will be transported to the BLM’s Palomino Valley facility, north of Sparks, Nevada and will be made available for adoption at a later date. The BLM does not sell or send any horses to slaughter.

Updated information about the Diamond Complex and Adoption event will be posted on the BLM Nevada web site at on a regular basis.

For more information, please call Shawna Richardson, Wild Horse and Burro Specialist, at 775-635-4181or email

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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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Last updated: 01-30-2013