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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
 
Release Date: 01/07/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Temporarily Closed


The Bureau of Land Management’s Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility is temporarily closed until sometime in late spring.

The facility is closed while wild horses from the recent Adobe Town/Salt Wells gather settle into their new environment. The wild horses will be examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated and freeze marked in preparation for adoption. No public tours or adoptions will be conducted during the closure; however, the public viewing kiosk will remain open.

Approximately 700 wild horses are housed at the facility and available for adoption. Adoption requirements and an application are available at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/adopt.html. An adoption schedule is available at 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.
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High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs WY 82901  

Last updated: 01-07-2014