BLM offers reward for stolen Wild Horse Herd Management Area sign
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the prosecution of the individual(s) who illegally removed a large sign indicating the Saylor Creek Wild Horse Herd Management Area, south of Glenns Ferry. The 12-foot sign was posted at the junction of the Water Haul and Crows Nest road intersection within the Jarbidge Field Office.
The BLM places signs at strategic locations throughout the desert, to identify certain features, roads or in this case, a wild horse herd management area. Unfortunately, and all too often, they become expensive targets for people who use them for target practice. Large signs like the one that was stolen cost the American taxpayer thousands of dollars each year to replace.
BLM rangeland management staff first noticed the sign missing in mid-June.
If you have information regarding the stolen sign, please contact BLM law enforcement officer Matt Valenta at 208-735-4600.
The BLM manages more than 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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.