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Utah State Office
Release Date: 12/03/10
Contacts: Lisa Reid , (435) 979-2838  
  Gus Warr , (801) 824-1632  

BLM Completes North Hills Wild Horse Gather

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) successfully completed the wild horse gather in the North Hills Wild Horse Management Plan Area (WHMPA) near Enterprise, Utah, well ahead of schedule on December 2.

Horses from the North Hills WHMPA were shipped to the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison.   Animals that are not adopted will be cared for in long-term pastures, where they retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The BLM does not send any horses to slaughter.

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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Utah State Office   400 West 220 South, Suite 500      SLC, UT 84074-1345  

Last updated: 03-04-2011