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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District Office
 
Release Date: 09/19/13
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

BLM Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Temporary Closure for Cleaning


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will be temporarily closed for cleaning from Sept. 23 until approximately Oct. 15.  

Typically, the facility closes three times yearly for cleaning when crews 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. However, the public viewing kiosk will still be open.  

Approximately 660 wild horses from the North Lander and Red Desert Complexes; McCullough Peaks, 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. Older mustangs are available under sales authority for $25. To schedule an adoption appointment beginning the middle of October, please contact Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine, 307-352-0292. 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: 09-19-2013