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March 5, 2009

Contact:
  Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399
  Stephanie Anderson 307-352-0302

 

BLM to Offer Special Fee Incentive at Wild Horse & Burro Adoption

Adopt a wild horse for $25!

Mustang mare available for adoption at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Facility.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer 30 mares for adoption at the special incentive fee of $25 each at the Wild Horse Facility on Lionkol Road in Rock Springs, Wyo. The adoption will be held on March 14 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

In addition to the 30 mares, two halter-trained two-year old geldings and one halter trained five-year old mare will be offered under a silent bid adoption, and two jack and two jenny burros will be available for adoption at the regular fees of $125.

Horse preview and adopter registration will begin at 9 a.m. Potential adopters must submit a completed adoption application prior to bidding or adopting a wild horse or burro.

Any mares not adopted on March 14 will continue to be available for adoption at the special incentive fee of $25 through the end of April. Potential adopters can inspect the horses at the Wild Horse Facility from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

The horses featured in the March 14 adoption were gathered from the Salt Wells, White Mountain, Little Colorado, Divide Basin and Adobe Town herd management areas in southwest Wyoming, and are well adapted to Wyoming conditions.

For more information about the adoption or wild horses, call the Wild Horse Program at 307-352-0302, or visit http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html.

The BLM manages more land – 258 million acres – than any other Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska.  The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.  The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

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