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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
 
Release Date: 06/20/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

Green River Chamber of Commerce Fosters Two Wild Horses for the BLM; Enter the Wild Horse Naming Contest


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites the public to name two yearling wild horses fostering at the Green River Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

This is the fourth year the chamber has fostered wild horses for adoption. This year’s yearlings were gathered in the Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Area, south of Rock Springs, Wyo. A grey filly, tag number 0650, and a bay filly, tag number 0713, are featured at the visitor center, 1155 W. Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, Wyo. Visitors and locals alike are welcome to stop by, get to know the wild horses, enter the naming contest, learn about the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program and possibly adopt one or both.

Sweetwater County residents may submit names until July 11 with one entry per person. Entries may be emailed to admin@grchamber.com, submitted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreenRiverChamber or mailed or delivered to the Green River Chamber of Commerce, 1155 W. Flaming Gorge Way, Green River WY 82935. Winners will be announced in the Chamber's August newsletter, receive a $25 gift certificate and have a picture taken with the horse they have named.

Both yearlings have been vaccinated, de-wormed and Coggins-tested. More information is available at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/grchamber.html.

For contest information, please contact the Green River Chamber at 307-875-5711.
For more information on the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program, please contact Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292 or visit http://blm.gov/hvld.



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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Last updated: 06-20-2014