BLM Logo
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District Office
 
Release Date: 06/21/13
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

Enter the Green River Chamber’s Name the BLM Wild Horses Contest


The Green River Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Name the Horses Contest for the two Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District yearling Mustangs being showcased for adoption this summer at the Visitor Center in Green River, Wyo.  

This is the third year wild horses have been fostered for adoption at the Green River Chamber Visitor Center which gives people a chance to see wild horses up close and personal and also promotes the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program. “I believe this program is a fantastic way to attract tourists to stop at the Visitor Center instead of just passing through which, in return, gives us a great chance to promote our area and all it has to offer,” says Green River Chamber Executive Director Rebecca Briesmaster. “Fostering the horses also increases knowledge about the adoption program to guest’s who visit the chamber.”  

Two yearlings born at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility and available for adoption are on display at the Visitors Center. A buckskin filly with three white socks and a white Star-Strip-Snip on her face, tag number 9903, and a sorrel and white pinto gelding with over the knee/hock white on both front legs and a white Snip on his face, tag number 9915 are being featured. Pictures of the Mustangs, along with their vaccination records can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/grchamber.html.  

You can help name the two yearlings #9903 and #9915 available for adoption at the Visitor Center this summer. Entries are accepted from Sweetwater County residents only via email: admin@grchamber.com, the Chamber's Facebook page, mail or hand-delivery to: Green River Chamber, 1155 W. Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, WY 82935. Entries must be received by July 9. Only one entry per person, please. The winners will be announced in the Chamber's August newsletter, receive a $25 gift certificate and have their picture taken with the horses. 

For more information on the contest, please contact the Green River Chamber at 307-875-5711. For information on the yearling Mustangs for adoption, please contact BLM Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292. Adoption requirements and an application are available at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/adopt.html. A complete adoption schedule is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/schedule.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.
--BLM--

High Desert District Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901   

Last updated: 03-24-2014