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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 06/03/13
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    
  (307) 775-6014    

BLM's first wild horse ecosanctuary is open and offering tours this summer

The Deerwood Ranch, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) first wild horse ecosanctuary, is offering tours this summer.

Owners Rich and Jana Wilson will drive interested people around their ranch to view horses on Friday and Saturday beginning June 28 and running through August 31. They can take a minimum of two and a maximum of six people on the tours. There is a fee for the tours which will be conducted from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and need to be scheduled in advance. Special tours may be arranged upon request.

The 4,000 acre ranch 30 miles west of Laramie, Wyo., provides long-term care for 227 wild horses.

“We’re excited to have people come and see the wild horses. We’re really proud of our ranch and the home we’re providing to these horses,” said Jana Wilson.

For information on the tours, call 307-399-9956 or go online at:

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.

Wyoming State Office   PO Box 1828      Cheyenne, WY 82003  

Last updated: 06-03-2013