U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
|Release Date: 03/05/13|
Rock Springs Adoption Features Riverton Area Wild Horses
The first Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming wild horse adoption of the year will be held at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility (Facility) on March 8-9. The adoption will feature horses gathered from the North Lander Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex east of Riverton, Wyo., in November 2012.
"A lot of nice, quality, young wild horses came from the North Lander Complex during the November gather,” states BLM Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer. “I encourage people to adopt these trainable young animals and then attend Wyoming Mustang Days in Douglas this August to show off their newly adopted wild horses."
On Friday, March 8, from 12-3 p.m., potential adopters will be able to preview the wild horses available at the Facility, ask questions of BLM specialists and fill out an adoption application.
On Saturday, March 9, the adoption will begin at 8 a.m. Untrained weanlings, geldings and mares from the North Lander Complex will be showcased. All horses will be available on a first come, first serve basis for the standard adoption fee of $125.
Adoption requirements and applications are available online at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/adopt.html.
The Facility has been temporarily closed since October 2012 so that all North Lander Complex horses could be evaluated by a veterinarian, dewormed, Coggins tested and given booster shots.
For more information about the facility, please contact Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292. To learn more about BLM Wyoming’s wild horse program, please visit 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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
High Desert District 280 Highway 191 North Rock Springs, WY 82901
|Last updated: 03-05-2013|
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