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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Washington Office Division of Public Affairs
 
Release Date: 05/12/11
Contacts: Zachary Reichold , 202-912-7261  
  Susan Kaller , 775-861-6559  
  Tom Gorey , 202-912-7420  

BLM Extends Deadlines for Proposals to Establish Public-Private Wild Horse Ecosanctuaries


The Bureau of Land Management announced today that it is extending from May 14 to June 7 the deadline for submitting proposals for public-private partnerships to establish wild horse “ecosanctuaries” on private or other non-BLM managed land. The deadline for a second set of proposals – relating to ecosanctuaries that would be on a mix of private and BLM-managed land – has been extended from May 24 to June 21. The ecosanctuaries, to be publicly accessible with a potential for ecotourism, would help the BLM feed and care for excess wild horses that have been removed from Western public rangelands.

The notice of the first solicitation for proposals can be found at www.grants.gov under opportunity number L11AS00033. The notice for the second solicitation can be found at the same Website under opportunity number L11AS00043.



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: 05-13-2011