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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Washington Office Division of Public Affairs
 
Release Date: 03/25/11
Contacts: Karla Bird , 202-912-7260  
  Derrick Henry , 202-912-7526  

BLM Announces Second Solicitation for Proposals to Establish Wild Horse Ecosanctuaries


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced the second of its funding opportunities for wild horse “ecosanctuaries.” The ecosanctuaries would be established on combined public and private lands located within Herd Areas in the West. The announcement is part of the BLM’s fundamental reforms to the Wild Horse and Burro Program.

The ecosanctuaries would help the BLM feed and care for excess wild horses that have been removed from Western public rangelands.  The facilities would be publicly accessible with a potential for ecotourism. A list of questions and answers is available at this link: http://blm.gov/cs5c

The official funding opportunity can be found at www.grants.gov. The deadline to apply is May 24, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  This solicitation is separate from a previous announcement that covered private-public partnerships for ecosanctuaries on private land.

To submit an application, an applicant must first obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number. This can be obtained by going to http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/index.jsp. After receiving a DUNS number, the applicant may proceed to the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) page and register. The CCR registration website is located at https://www.bpn.gov/ccr/default.aspx. Completing this registration process can take up to two weeks, so applicants should work on their proposals while they are waiting for their registration confirmation.

Link to Questions and Answers Regarding Ecosanctuaries

Link to Grant Announcement in Grants.Gov



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: 03-28-2011