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Release Date: 02/06/12
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

Vote for Your Favorite Wild Horse Drawing at the BLM High Desert District Office

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District (HDD) invites the public to vote for their favorite wild horse drawing submitted by Sweetwater County School District #1 fourth graders.  

More than 85 drawings are on display in the BLM office lobby. The artwork has been submitted by students in Green River, Rock Springs, Eden and Farson, Wyo. who toured the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility (RSWHHF) during its reopening on Jan. 26. The contest also coincides with the Wyoming history curriculum the students are learning. Some of the drawings refer to the “Gift of the Sacred Dog,” which is the Native American term for wild horses.  

Wild horse drawings on display in BLM HDD Office.
Wild horse drawings on 
display in the 
BLM HDD Office lobby. 

 Don't forget to check out the artwork on the back of the display.
Don't forget to check out 
the artwork on the back 
of the display. 

 Don't forget to check out the artwork on the back of the display.
Beautiful wild horse 
drawings by Sweetwater 
County School Dist. #1 
fourth graders. 

The public is welcome to cast one ballot per visit to the BLM HDD Office at 280 Highway 191 N., Rock Springs, during normal business hours until Friday, Feb. 10. Those pictures earning the highest number of votes will be awarded first, second, and third prizes. First prize is a $100 Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce gift certificate, which is accepted at most businesses in Sweetwater County. Second prize is a $75 Chamber gift certificate, and third prize is a $50 Chamber gift certificate. All prizes have been donated to BLM.  

The reopening the RSWHHF was very successful with 310 school children touring the facility, a preview day when potential adopters could come and view the mustangs available, and an adoption event, featuring curly horses, when 24 wild horses were adopted to good homes.  

The RSWHHF has been temporarily closed since August 2011 so all animals gathered from the range could be evaluated by a veterinarian, dewormed, Coggins tested, and given their booster shots. A complete listing of 2012 adoptions can be found at: For more information contact Kathi Fine, 307-352-0292 or 1-866-4MUSTANGS. 

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 Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901  

Last updated: 02-07-2012