BLM Eastern States cancels six wild horse and burro placement events

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management Eastern States announces the cancellation of six wild horse and burro placement events in May and June to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting opportunities for public exposure.

The events were scheduled to occur May 1-2 in Ewing, Ill.; May 15-16 in Chatham, Va.; May 22-23 in Swanzey, N.H.; June 5-6 in Cassopolis, Mich. and Ewing, Ill.; and June 12-13 in Resaca, Ga.

The most current schedule for adoption and sale events across the country is available at During the current public health situation, interested parties should check back regularly for schedule updates.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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Davida Carnahan for overall events information
Shayne Banks for the Georgia and Virginia events
Martha Malik for the Illinois, Michigan, and New Hampshire events