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BLM’s wild horse and burro program solicits ideas for Palomino center at workshop

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At the BLM’s Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center outside Reno, a sprinkler attached to the panel of a large wild horse pen sprays water while horses eat in the distance.
Tour of Palomino Valley Center Provided Prior to Workshop

BLM NEWS — Join us for a highly interactive workshop to brainstorm possible strategies for the increased comfort of wild horses and burros at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Palomino Valley National Wild Horse and Burro Center (PVC) preparation and adoption facility.

The workshop will be held at the Reno City Council Chamber at 1 East First Street, Reno, Nev. 89501 on August 6, 2013 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Participants should plan on attending the full workshop, which will involve presentations, discussion and brainstorming on several items.

Information and constructive input from the workshop will be used by the BLM in consideration of providing for increased comfort for the animals at the PVC facility.

Tours of the Palomino Valley Center facility will be conducted on Aug. 6, prior to the workshop from 2-4 p.m., for 30 minutes starting on the half hour. The tours will be group walking tours of this outdoor working facility over dirt and uneven ground, so proper footwear is advisable. The PVC is located at 15780 Pyramid Hwy. (State Rte. 445) Reno, Nev.

PLEASE RVSP for the workshop and PVC tour, either online at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/PalominoVCrsvp or by calling the BLM at 866-468-7826.

For additional information and meeting materials, go to: www.blm.gov/whb

In response to requests from the public, the workshop will offer a webinar option for remote participation. While internet-based participation is an option, the quality and consistency of the technology cannot be guaranteed. Participants are encouraged to attend in person, if possible. For those using the webinar, please be prepared for the possibility of technical difficulties. The BLM would appreciate feedback from online attendees to improve this option in the future.

The Palomino Valley Center is located about 20 miles north of Reno. From Interstate 80, take Exit 18 (Pyramid Way/State Road 445). PVC is north about 20 miles to Ironwood Road. Turn east (right) on Ironwood Road to reach the facility. PVC is the largest BLM preparation and adoption facility in the country with a capacity of 1,850 animals. It serves as the primary preparation center for wild horses and burros gathered from the public lands in Nevada and nearby states. Visitors wishing to adopt are encouraged to call the Center prior to arrival at (775) 475-2222. Public hours for visiting are held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-noon.

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