State Herd Area: Warm Springs Canyon (NV)
BLM Animals on Range: Horses & Burros
Elevation: 4,500 to 7,084 feet
Climate: Warm dry days, cool nights and low yearly precipitation
Precipitation: 6 to 14 inches, depending on elevation
Average annual temperature: not given
Vegetation: Small meadows associated with numerous hot springs, surrounded by low sagebrush/grass communities at lower elevations, to big sagebrush/grass communities at upper elevations. Typical species in the low sagebrush community includes low sage, needlegrass, squirreltail and Sandbergs bluegrass. Species typical of the sagebrush/grass communities include mountain big sagebrush, bitterbrush, mountain mahogany, aspen, snowberry, rabbitbrush, horsebrush, needlegrass, basin wildrye, squirreltail, Indian paintbrush and phlox.
AML for this HMA: 105 to 170 horses; 15 to 24 burros
Horses within the HMA are descendants of ranch horses that either escaped or were released into the area and horses raised for the cavalry remount program.
Burros within the HMA are the descendants of pack animals used by miners and sheep ranchers.