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High Desert District Office
Release Date: 09/19/13
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

BLM Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Temporary Closure for Cleaning

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will be temporarily closed for cleaning from Sept. 23 until approximately Oct. 15.  

Typically, the facility closes three times yearly for cleaning when crews use front end loaders, backhoes, and dump trucks to clean pens and holding corrals. As a safety precaution, the facility will be closed for public tours and mustang adoptions. However, the public viewing kiosk will still be open.  

Approximately 660 wild horses from the North Lander and Red Desert Complexes; McCullough Peaks, Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, Great Divide Basin, White Mountain, and Little Colorado Herd Management Areas are currently held at the facility. Weaned foals, geldings, and mares up to 5 years of age are available for adoption at the standard $125 fee. Older mustangs are available under sales authority for $25. To schedule an adoption appointment beginning the middle of October, please contact Adoption Coordinator Kathi Fine, 307-352-0292. To see a full calendar of adoption events and requirements visit:  

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 N.      Rock Springs, WY 82901   

Last updated: 09-19-2013