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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rock Springs Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/02/11
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

Rock Springs Streamlined Adoption a Success!


The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) streamlined adoption event at the Wild Horse Holding Facility in Rock Springs last weekend was a huge success!

Nearly 20 wild horses, gathered from the Adobe Town/Salt Wells Herd Management Areas, were adopted during the half-day event. Young families came from as far away as Belle Fourche, S.D.; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Laramie, Casper, and Gillette, Wyo. Four of the adopted horses will be going to the Idaho Youth Ranch in Preston. More than 75 people came to tour the facility, look at the horses, and adopt animals. It was a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the 40's, and no wind.

"We're really pleased with the number of animals which are going to good homes!" says Wild Horse and Burro Specialist Amy Ruhs. "Especially in these tough economic times, this is the best turnout in the last several years at a BLM facility adoption."

The streamlined adoption event allowed people to fill out an application, and if qualified, be approved right away so they could take their animal home the same day. More than 600 untrained weanlings, geldings, and mares are still available for adoption at the Rock Springs Corrals. The horses have all been evaluated by a veterinarian, dewormed, Coggins tested, and given booster shots. Adoption requirements and applications are available on-line at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/adopt.html. A complete listing of Wyoming’s 2011 adoption events can be found at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/schedule.html. For more information contact Adoption Coordinator 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: 02-02-2011