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Fremont County

Small portions of the Pinedale & Blackrock Districts are in Fremont County.

Fremont County

Things to do in the BTNF in Fremont County:

Only 135,000 acres of the BTNF (about 1/25 of the forest) are in Fremont County, but here the forest is adjacent to the 2.2 million acre Wind River Indian Reservation, an important physical and cultural piece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Dozens of Native American tribes historically lived in or hunted around the GYE, including the Eastern Shoshone, which is one of two tribes that today live on the Wind River Reservation.

On the Wind River Reservation, the Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary is open to the public. Here, on their 900-acre Double D Ranch, the Oldham family provides professional care in a free-roaming environment to more than 250 un-adoptable wild mustangs. This sanctuary is only one of four Public Off-Range Pastures in partnership with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), and is the only one on an Indian Reservation. Visit an educational interpretative visitor center or schedule a privately guided tour to learn about wild mustangs and the cultural importance of horses to Indigenous people.

The BTNF in Fremont County.

Our neighbor in Fremont County is the Wind River Indian Reservation.


2.2

Million Acres

The size of the Wind River Indian Reservation; it's about the same size as Yellowstone National Park.


12,500

Native Americans

Live on the Wind River Reservation. 3,900 of these are Eastern Shoshone and 8,600 Northern Arapaho.


135,000

Acres

Of the BTNF are in Fremont County; only 1/25 of the forest.

Contact Information

Blackrock Ranger District

Hwy 26/287
Moran, WY 83013
307-543-2386
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

 

Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary

8616 US-287

Lander, WY 82520

307-438-3838

Appointments required: please email wrwhs10@gmail.com

 

 

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We acknowledge with respect that our facilities are situated on the aboriginal land of the Shoshone Bannock. Eastern Shoshone. Northern Arapaho. Crow. Assiniboine. Sioux. Gros Ventre. Nez Perce.

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