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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
 
Release Date: 04/19/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307.315.0612    

Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Reopens


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility has reopened following its annual spring cleaning.

The facility was closed for public tours and mustang adoptions as a safety precaution while crews used front end loaders, backhoes and dump trucks to clean pens and holding corrals.

Approximately 700 wild horses from the North Lander and Red Desert complexes and Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, Great Divide Basin, White Mountain and Little Colorado herd management areas are housed at the facility.

Weaned foals, geldings and mares up to five years of age are available for adoption for a standard $125 fee. To schedule an adoption appointment, please contact Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292 or call 1-866-4MUSTANGS.

A full calendar of adoption events and requirements is available at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html.



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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High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs WY 82901  

Last updated: 04-19-2013