Little owyhee NV HMA

Source:  BLM

State Herd Area: Little Owyhee HMA, Nevada

BLM Animals on Range: Horses & Burros

Acres: 460,128

Elevation: 5,000 to 5,500 feet

Climate: Continental and semi-arid with cool, moist winters and warm, dry summers.

Precipitation: 6 to 14 inches, occurring primarily in the winter and spring

Average annual temperature: 43 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit.

Vegetation: Almost entirely the sagebrush-grass types typical of the cold desert and Great Basin. Forage species for wild horses are primarily the perennial grasses: needlegrass, ricegrass, wheatgrass, squirrel tail, and bluegrass.

AML for this HMA: 179 to 298 head.

Horses within the HMA are descendants of ranch horses that either escaped or were released into the area.

 

Recently Gathered: November 2016

Adopted Animals