U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
|Release Date: 10/17/13|
|News Release No. CCDO 2014-01|
Saddle-Trained Horses available for adoption on Saturday, October 19, Northern Nevada Correctional Center, Carson City
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections are hosting the third of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events in Carson City on Saturday, October 19, at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) located at 1721 Snyder Avenue.
Thirteen wild horses from ranges on BLM-administered public lands in Nevada, Oregon, and California will be offered for adoption at the NNCC corrals. Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a competitive bid adoption conducted by an auctioneer beginning at 10 a.m. The beginning bid on all horses is $150.
The horses range in age from three to five yearsandvary in weight and color. The horses are saddle-trained at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program and receive at least 120 days of training.
A catalog of BLM wild horses offered for the October 19 adoption is posted on-line at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field.html. Frequently asked questions about the program are answered at the same site.
Directions to NNCC:
Potential adopters are asked to enter the NNCC from the north side and watch for signs and event personnel at the extreme south end of the facility directing event participants to the horse corrals and parking.
NNCC rules prohibit the public from wearing any blue clothing, blue jeans, tank tops or shorts at the auction. Also, please no cell phones, cameras or recording devices.
For more information contact John Axtell at 775-885-6146.
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Carson City District 5665 Morgan Mill Road Carson City, NV 89701
|Last updated: 10-18-2013|
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