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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
 
Release Date: 07/08/11
Contacts: Tyson Finnicum, 307-212-7363    
  Serena Baker, 307-212-0197    

Green River Chamber of Commerce Showcases Wild Horses


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District and the Green River Chamber of Commerce are partnering to provide a summer-long wild horse adoption at the chamber’s new visitor center in Green River, Wyo.

One blue roan and one gray, both yearling colts from the Salt Wells Herd Management Area, are available for viewing and adoption. The horses are boarded and provided shelter north of the building. Currently fostered by Executive Director Janet Hartford, the mustangs will be kept on-site throughout the summer.

“For tourists or locals who have never seen a mustang, the corral at the visitor center presents the chance to view and interact with the horses,” Hartford said. “Such opportunities help shine a light on wild horses and the adoption program.”

To qualify as an adopter, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older, have no prior violations of adoption regulations, and have no convictions of inhumane treatment of animals. Adopters must also be able to provide a corral of at least 400 square feet by five feet high and provide shelter that is adequate for the climate conditions prevalent in the area.

Further information and applications are also available online at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html.

For more information contact adoption coordinator Kathi Fine, 307-352-7292. Packets with adoption applications and other informational items are available at the visitor center.

Green River Chamber of Commerce
1155 W. Flaming Gorge Way
Green River, WY 82935
307-875-5711

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Last updated: 07-08-2011