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Bureau of Land Management Cancels Wild Horse and Burro Adoption/Sales Events

"Horse", by Chalice Sleep, was People's Choice winner in the under 18 category at the Ava Art Guild's Spring Show.

Carthage, Missouri event canceled.

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States announces the cancellation of two wild horse and burro placement events in April in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting opportunities for public exposure.

The events were scheduled to occur April 24-25, 2020, in Carthage, Missouri, and Cullman, Alabama. These events have been cancelled in accordance with The President’s Coronavirus Guidance for America, issued March 16, 2020, in response to the national emergency declared to combat the virus.

While these events have been cancelled, wild horses and burros may be adopted or purchased any time through the BLM online corral: and may be available for pick-up at an event scheduled in the future.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.