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High Desert District
Release Date: 11/02/10
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

Adobe Town/Salt Wells Aircraft Advisory

The Bureau of Land Management High Desert District Office (BLM) advises pilots it is conducting low-flying air operations to gather wild horses in the Adobe Town and Salt Wells Herd Management Areas.

BLM flights are gathering approximately 2,100 wild horses south of Interstate-80 between Highway 191, the Baggs Highway 789, and the Stateline. BLM requests pilots be aware of helicopters flying below 500 feet which are often required to change course and altitude quickly. Additional air traffic could pose a safety risk. Wild horse gather operations are expected to continue until Nov. 15, or until the appropriate herd management size is reached.

For more information contact Frank Keeler, Gather Incident Commander, 307-352-0282.

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.

High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 11-02-2010