BLM Idaho manages 6 wild horse herd management areas on approximately 418 thousand acres. The combined appropriate management level for all HMAs in the state is 617 animals. BLM estimates the population on the range to be about 762 (as of July 2019).
Since 1971, the BLM has removed approximately 3,600 animals from public rangelands in Idaho as part of its efforts to maintain healthy horses and burros on healthy public rangelands.
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. The reality of that claim – coming soon
- BOISE DISTRICT OFFICE
- COEUR D’ ALENE DISTRICT OFFICE
- IDAHO FALLS DISTRICT OFFICE
- TWIN FALLS DISTRICT OFFICE
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 IDAHO 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.