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Release Date: 08/30/12
Contacts: Tom Gorey , 202-912-7420  
  Zachary Reichold , 202-912-7261  
  Susan Kaller , 775-861-6559  

BLM Extends Deadline for Private Land Wild Horse Ecosanctuary Proposals

The Bureau of Land Management announced today that it is extending its deadline for private land wild horse ecosanctuary proposals from yesterday (August 29) to September 19.

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. Each proposed ecosanctuary must be able to support at least 100 wild horses.

The official notice of solicitation can be found at under opportunity number L12AS00140. For more information, please contact Susan Kaller, Grants Management Officer, at 775-861-6559 or Zachary Reichold, Senior Wild Horse and Burro Specialist, at 202-912-7261.

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.

Last updated: 08-30-2012