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High Desert District Office
Release Date: 10/19/12
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

BLM Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Temporarily Closed for Adoptions

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District advises the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility is closed for adoptions until Jan. 2013.

Wild horses being gathered from the North Lander Complex Wild Horse Gather are being brought to the facility and must be health inspected, vaccinated, and test negative for Equine Infectious Anemia before available for adoption or sale to the public. However, public viewing at the facility’s kiosk remains open daily.

The Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will reopen at the end of January 2013 with an expanded adoption event, including a drawing contest, elementary school field trips, preview day and adoption.

For adoption information and an adoption form for making one of these Living Legends your own, visit:

You can view pictures of the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility at: For specific questions, please contact Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292. 

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 Hwy 191 N.      Rock Springs, WY 82901   

Last updated: 03-24-2014