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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rock Springs Field Office
 
Release Date: 12/30/10
Contacts: Serena Baker    
  307-212-0197    

Rock Springs Corrals to Reopen with Streamlined Adoption Event


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) is reopening the Rock Springs Wild Horse Preparation Facility with a special streamlined adoption event.

On Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, anyone qualified to adopt a wild horse will be able to fill out the application, be approved, and take their animal home the same day. Adoptions will be on a first come, first served basis, by noncompetitive bid, so all animals will be available for $125. Nearly 700 untrained weanlings, geldings and mares gathered from the Adobe Town/Salt Wells Herd Management Areas will be eligible for adoption.

According to Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine, “This is a great opportunity to own a beautiful wild horse. The animals are in very good shape, and display a variety of coat colors including grey, speckled, roan, buckskin, sorrel, bay, black and palomino.”

The Rock Springs Corrals have been temporarily closed since early November 2010 so all the horses gathered from the range could be evaluated by a veterinarian, dewormed, Coggins tested and given booster shots.

Fine reminds people to come prepared. “You must bring at least a 3-horse covered trailer with no ramp loading and a swing back door.” Participants are also encouraged to bring a halter and lead rope.

Adoption requirements and applications are available on-line at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/adopt.html. A complete listing of 2011 adoption events can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/schedule.html. For more information contact Kathi Fine, 307-352-0292 or 1-866-4MUSTANGS.



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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Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 12-30-2010