U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
|Release Date: 03/12/13|
|News Release No. CCDO 2013-028|
BLM to Hold Adoption for Gathered Horses
Adoption to be Held at Silver Saddle Ranch in Carson City
Carson City, Nev. – On March 23, 2013, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District Office will hold an adoption for several wild horses recently gathered on the outskirts of Carson City, Nevada. Currently eight wild horses including a mare and foal pair will be available. The silent bid adoption will be held at Silver Saddle Ranch (northeast side of the Prison Hill Recreation Area and west of the Carson River along Carson River Road. Main entrance is off of Carson River Road). The event will start with a viewing of the available horses from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., then the bidding to be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The horses will be available for adoption with starting minimum bid of $125.00. Individual bid sheets will be available for each horse, and the bidding will last one hour. The highest bidder for each individual horse will be the successful adopter.
Although pre-approval to adopt is optional, it is recommended. Any individual applying to adopt more than four wild horses or a group of individuals requesting to maintain more than four untitled wild horses at a single location must be pre-approved. A link to the application can be found at http://on.doi.gov/YpNCoT.
For more information contact John Axtell at 775-885-6146 or visit www.blm.gov/nv. Photos of the wild horses can be seen at BLM Nevada’s Flickr site at: www.flickr.com/photos/blmnevada and videos are located at BLM Nevada’s YouTube site at: www.youtube.com/BLMNEVADA.
Note: Two mares recently foaled. To avoid unnecessary stress, these pairs will not be transported to Silver Saddle Ranch the day of the adoption. Pictures will be available and bids accepted at the adoption for the pairs. However, the pairs will remain at the correctional center until the foals are old enough to be freeze marked.
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.
Carson City District 5665 Morgan Mill Road Carson City, NV 89701
|Last updated: 03-26-2013|
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