Below is an unedited press release from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) about a tour at the Indian Lakes (Broken Arrow) facility in Fallon Nevada.
As part of our settlement with BLM on access issues (in our four and a half year fight to gain access to the handling of our wild horses and burros) the BLM had agreed to schedule a tour of the facility if it was used for intake of horses from the range, in a timely fashion to assess condition. https://wildhorseeducation.org/2015/05/11/whe-works-access-and-the-right-to-know/
The BLM just concluded a removal of 297 wild horses from the Big Sand Spring Valley portion of the Pancake Herd Management Area (HMA). The horses were sent to Broken Arrow (Indian Lakes). After the removal at Pancake WHE did write to BLM remindingt them of the agreement and to their credit, the tour was scheduled immediately (perhaps prior) after our email. Link to a report from a visit to the facility in 2015 https://wildhorseeducation.org/2015/03/08/broken-arrow-broken-heart/
BLM plans public tours of Fallon wild horse and burro corral
RENO, Nev. —The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host two free public tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada, on Friday, October 28. The corral is one of three in Nevada that provides care to wild horses and burros removed from the range. Tour attendees will have the opportunity to view horses recently gathered from public lands in central and eastern Nevada due to limited water availability and reduced forage growth.
The public tours are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and each will last about two hours. Each tour will accommodate up to 20 people. The public can sign up to attend and get driving directions to the facility by calling the BLM at (775) 475-2222.
About a 90-minute drive east of Reno, the Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral is located at 5676 Indian Lakes Road, Fallon, and is privately owned and operated. Tour attendees will be taken around the facility as a group on a wagon to learn about the facility, the animals, and BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program.
The Indian Lakes corral can provide care for up to 3,200 wild horses or burros. The facility encompasses 320 acres containing 43 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000 square feet that will safely hold about 100 horses. The horses receive an abundance of feed tailored to their needs each day, along with a constant supply of fresh water through automatic watering troughs. Free choice mineral block supplements are also provided to the animals in each pen. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary veterinary care as needed.
BLM strives to place horses that have been removed from the range into good, private homes. Horses at the Indian Lakes facility are made available to the public for adoption or sale throughout the year at off- site adoption events and through BLM’s Internet Adoption program. For more information on adoption opportunities, visit on.doi.gov/1Lkz8DD.
Visit on.doi.gov/1KUorJq to learn more about the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral and the scheduled public tours.
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