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Nevada State Office
Release Date: 03/15/13
Contacts: Heather Emmons-Jasinski , 775-861-6594 ,
News Release No. NSO 2013-015

Palomino Valley National Adoption Center to Scale Back Saturday Operations to One Saturday Each Month

Reno, Nev. – Due to the federal government sequestration, few Saturday adoptions and a low public visitation rate on Saturdays, the Bureau of Land Management’s Palomino Valley National Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center will only be open on the first Saturday each month from 8 a.m.-noon, beginning next month on April 6. Traditionally, the center has been open to the public every Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-noon. The center will continue to be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The center, which is located about 20 miles north of Reno, is the largest BLM preparation and adoption facility in the country and serves as the primary preparation center for wild horses and burros gathered from the public lands in Nevada and other near-by states. Visitors wishing to adopt are encouraged to call the center prior to arrival at (775) 475-2222.

For more information about the facility, call (775) 475-2222 or visit

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: 03-25-2013