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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District Office
 
Release Date: 03/20/13
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Temporarily Closed for Cleaning


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility is temporarily closed for annual spring cleaning until approximately the first week in April. 

During the next two weeks, crews will use front end loaders, backhoes, and dump trucks to clean pens and holding corrals. As a safety precaution, the facility will be closed for public tours and mustang adoptions until roughly the first week in April. However, the public viewing kiosk is still open. 

Approximately 700 wild horses from the North Lander and Red Desert Complexes; Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, Great Divide Basin, White Mountain, and Little Colorado Herd Management Areas are currently held at the facility. Weaned foals, geldings, and mares up to 5 years of age are available for adoption at the standard $125 fee. To schedule an adoption appointment after the first week in April, please contact Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine, 307-352-0292 or 1-866-4MUSTANGS. To see a full calendar of adoption events and requirements 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. 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 Office   280 Highway 191 N.      Rock Springs, WY 82901   

Last updated: 03-20-2013