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.

Saylor Creek Wild Horse HMA signage
Saylor Creek Wild Horse HMA signage


Missing Saylor Creek Wild Horse HMA signage
Missing Saylor Creek Wild Horse HMA signage

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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Heather Tiel-Nelson