This is a non-commercial, independent website, owned and written by Nancy Kerson, for the benefit of actual and potential adopters of BLM Mustangs and Burros and similar animals.
Ladybug from White Pine (#72- no longer a HMA)
NEVADA BLM FIELD OFFICES: (click for herd areas within any district)
These are the Nevada Herd Management Areas, in Alphabetical Order:
If you look at the MAP OF NEVADA HERD MANAGEMENT AREAS, you will see that many herd areas are connected to one another. Nevada topography is made up of a series of predominantly North-South mountain ranges and the flat-to-rolling valleys between them. But very few of these mountain ranges pose so formidable a barrier as to prevent animals from crossing over them, and the valley areas tend to be quite extensive.
Wild horses are migratory by nature. In real life, they do not either know about or respect the boundaries of the HMA's that people have set for them. Their stability is with their band, not their location. It is no surprise that horses from the various HMA's within a functional complex resemble one another! The BLM is starting to manage HMA's as Complexes that recognize this fact.
Herd Areas identified in 1971 as part of the Wild Horse & Burro Protection Act but no longer maintained:
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