Hells Canyon Scenic Byway > Events > BLM Hosts Wild Horse Day at National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is hosting a Wild Horse and Burro Day on June 15, 2016.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., specialists with the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program will discuss how the program is structured and operated and showcase wild horses available for adoption in hour-long demonstrations.

In addition, BLM Interpreter Calvin Henshaw – and his adopted horse Norm – will present “Horse Sense,” an interpretive program exploring how horses’ senses and reactions have enabled them to survive against predators through time.

The Documentary film “Unbranded” will be shown in the theater twice during the day’s event – at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The film follows four men as they take sixteen American mustangs adopted from the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program across the United States. More information on the film.

“Wild horses are part of our national heritage,” said Donald Gonzalez, the BLM’s Vale District Manager. “We hope events like this can bring the beauty and wonder of wild horses to our community.”

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is located five miles east of Baker City, Oregon, at 22267 Oregon Highway 86. From Interstate 84, take exit 302; the exit is 125 miles northwest of Boise, Idaho, and 95 miles southeast of Pendleton, Oregon. Click here for more information about the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.

Information on BLM’s National Wild Horse and Burro Program.
Information on the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program in Oregon and Washington.

Photos of wild horses in Oregon


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.

Larry Moore, Public Affairs Officer
Bureau of Land Management, Vale District
U.S. Department of Interior
(541) 473-6218
(541) 709-1457

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