BLM California manages 21 wild horse and burro HMA’s on approximately 2.5 million acres. The combined appropriate management level for all HMAs in the state is 2,200 animals.  

Since 1971, the BLM has removed nearly 27,000 animals from public rangelands in California.

CLAIM: Animals removed from public rangelands are offered to the public for adoption; un-adopted animals are cared for on open pastures for the rest of their lives. Below, find on-going and recently completed gathers, organized by HMA.










Appropriate Management Level (AML) of horses and burros per Herd Management Area (HMA)

Animal Management Unit (EST AMU) = Current individual population estimates on entire HMA,

HINT: How to read EST AMU:    ( ? = yes, needs actual animal #’s / 0 = none / blank = unknown)

             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #   cattle   #   sheep

HMAS – coming soon

This CALIFORNIA – HMA project will include gatherable information from a multitude of verified sources and combine it all together for a complete access point for wild horses of this state. It will show you FACTS and links to BLM, ROUNDUPS, MEDIA, ADVOCATES (on the ground), SANCTUARIES, NON PROFITS, YEARLY HISTORY, STATISTICS, RECORDS OF ABUSE, RESEARCH, POLITICS, CATTLE INDUSTRY, and any other important data for complete oversight in relation to the BLM’s activity related to the Herd Management Area’s of this nation’s wild horse herds.