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Nevada State Office
Release Date: 11/20/12
Contacts: JoLynn Worley , 775-861-6515 ,
News Release No. NSO 2013-004

BLM Wild Horse Center Thanksgiving Closures

Reno, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management’s Palomino Valley Center north of Sparks, Nev., on the Pyramid Lake highway will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Saturday, Nov. 24. The Center will be open during regular hours on Friday, Nov. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley is the largest BLM preparation and adoption facility in the country and serves as the primary preparation center for wild horses and burros gathered from the public lands in Nevada and other near-by states.  The public is welcome to visit the Center to see the wild horses and people may adopt wild horses at the Center, too.

The facility is about 20 miles north of Reno/Sparks, Nev., on State Route 445 to Ironwood Road.  The phone number for the Center is 775-475-2222.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 04-14-2015