LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Rawlins will take public comments for 30 days before starting an environmental analysis of a proposed wild horse sanctuary about 30 miles west of Laramie.

The owners of the 4,000-acre Deerwood Ranch have applied to provide long-term care for up to 400 wild horses gathered from Western public rangelands. The horses would not be kept on public lands.

If the proposal is approved, the BLM would fund the sanctuary at the same rate the agency pays to care for excess wild horses on other long-term pastures in the Midwest.