NEVADA HMA

BLM Nevada manages 83 wild horse and burro herd management areas on approximately 15.6 million acres. The combined appropriate management level for all HMAs in the state is 12,811 animals.

Since 1971, the BLM has removed nearly 136,500 animals from public rangelands in Nevada 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!

IN THE NEWS – Nevada

nov 30 21 Wild Horses and Burros Documents Available Online

nov 9 10 Midwest Ranchers Find Gold In Nevada’s Wild Horses ‘Cattle ranchers’ become “Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners – Feral Horse Committee experts” – Conflict of Interest?



oct 2018 Battle Mountain – Ranchers aren’t happy with BLM either








Appropriate Management Level (AML) of horses and burros per Herd Management Area (HMA)
An AML  (low-High) is the amount of animals they will let remain in areas

Animal Management Unit (EST AMU) = Current individual population estimates on  HMA,
An AUM is the amount of forage needed to sustain one horse (1.27 aum), one cow per 1000 lbs (1 aum),
two burro (.5 aum), five sheep (.18 aum), or five goats (.19 aum) for a month

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

The majority of info, statistics, and records listed here come directly from BLM and the government. They are a self-regulating industry with absolutely NO oversight or accountability. There is no independent accounting of this program at all. Due to this one-sided version it is believed the numbers listed here of wild horse and burro estimates, and removals are inflated, suspect and inaccurate. We will attempt to prove this with reviewing their claims with attached evidence and links to outside sources that have witnessed discrepancies and inaccuracies over the last 50 years since the passing of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971

AMARGOSA VALLEY HMA

  • NV0511 – Horse
  • 8,819 acres – 8,124 acres of BLM land and 695 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     0  No longer managed as an individual HMA   – ? not combined with other hma. It adjoins Chicago valley hma in CA, and not far from ash meadow hma – NV    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep   
  • EST 2020:             #  0  horses    # 0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

Energy Conflict:https://blmsolar.anl.gov/documents/docs/peis/final/Solar_FPEIS_AmargosaValley.pdf Nye County

Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

ANTELOPE HMA      

  • NV0401 – Horse
  • 399,761 acres  – 327,385 acres of BLM land and 72,376 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:    150-324   
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep            
  • EST 2020:  #  1,830  horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep
  • Ely district
Grazing allotments: ?12 / records as of 2020


Becky Creek NV00404
North Steptoe NV00405
Lovell Peak NV00406
Schellbourne NV00407
No. Steptoe Trail NV00426
Goshute Mtn NV00102
Becky Springs NV10101
Deep Creek NV10103
Chin Creek NV10104
Sampson Creek NV10105
Tippett NV10106
Tippett Pass NV20107


ANTELOPE VALLEY HMA     Combined – Antelope/Antelope Valley Complex

  • NV0107 – Horse
  • 504,714 acres.-  The area consists of 496,167 acres of BLM land and 6,553 acres of a mix of private and other public lands.
  • AML:        155-259          
  • EST 2020:             #   953 horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep
  • Elko District Office
Grazing allotments: 11 / records as of 2020  

Antelope Valley NV04301, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,691 – Total Livestock 772
Badlands NV04302, Sheep / Total AUMs 1,018 – Total Livestock 1,025
Boone Springs NV04307, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,002 – Total Livestock 4,034
Currie NV04311, Cattle / Total AUMs 5,501 – Total Livestock 1,389
Ferber Flat NV04314, Sheep / Total AUMs 1,498 – Total Livestock 3,996
Utah- Nevada South NV04320, Sheep / Total AUMs 1,025 – Total Livestock 4,260
Valley Mountain NV03248, Cattle / Total AUMs 4,530 – Total Livestock 1,406
Spruce NV04346, Cattle / Total AUMs 10,966 – Total Livestock 3,128
Sugarloaf NV04347, Sheep / Total AUMs 1,979 – Total Livestock 5,280
West White Horse NV04352, Sheep / Total AUMs 465 – Total Livestock 786
White Horse NV04353, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,153 – Total Livestock 5,902

Only a section of Spruce reaches into the Antelope Valley and Goshute HMA, the majority is in Spruce Pequop HMA

Antelope/Antelope Valley Complex – 4 HMA’s

The Complex consists of four Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The Antelope HMA ,  Antelope Valley, Goshute, and Spruce-Pequop HMAs.  See individual HMA

2021 Press Release

  • Acres: The area consists of 327,385 acres of BLM land and 72,376 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 399,761 acres.
  • Complex AML : 435-789  horses 
  • EST 2020:   ?          #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep
  • This area is grazed by domestic livestock 

Grazing allotments: yes /       See individual HMA’s

Antelope Complex – Grazing Allotments


The Antelope Complex encompasses portions of several livestock grazing allotments: Antelope
Valley, Badlands, Becky Creek, Becky Springs, Boone Springs, Chase Springs, Cherry Creek,
Chin Creek, Currie, Deep Creek, East Big Springs, Ferber Flat, Goshute Mountain, Lead Hills,
Leppy Hills, Lovell Peak, McDermid Creek, North Steptoe, North Steptoe Trail, Sampson
Creek, Schellbourne, Spruce, Sugarloaf, Tippett, Tippett Pass, Utah/Nevada North, Utah/Nevada
South, Valley Mountain, West Big Springs, White Horse, and West White Horse.


2021 ANTELOPE COMPLEX EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

EPLANNING DOI-BLM-NV-E030-2017-0010-EA

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   2203 gathered / 0 returned / 11 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:     8/2-8/30/2021                                Gather Method:  HELI
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 2200
Animals Shipped: 2192                       
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: 11      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Plan:
Notes:

Plan: horse
Gather Details:
Gather Summary:

GATHER DETAILS

The 2021 Antelope Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather concluded Monday, Aug. 30, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management’s Elko District, Wells Field Office and Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office plans to begin the Antelope Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather on or about August 1, 2021.

Purpose of Gather

The purpose of the gather is to prevent undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands associated with excess wild horses, to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship on public lands, consistent with the provisions of Section 1333(b) of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Removing excess animals would also enable significant progress toward achieving the Standards for Rangeland Health identified by the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council.

The action is also necessary to reduce overpopulation of wild horses within and outside the Complex, where there currently is not enough water and/or forage to support the number of horses in the area, and to prevent further degradation of public lands by helping to balance herd size.

Details of Gather

The BLM will utilize the services of a helicopter contractor to gather and remove up to 2,200 excess wild horses. During the gather, the BLM will collect information on herd characteristics and determine herd health.

Public Observation

Members of the public are welcome to view the gather operations, provided that doing so does not jeopardize the safety of the animals, staff and observers, or disrupt gather operations. The BLM anticipates that viewing opportunities will begin on or about August 2, 2021, weather and logistics permitting. Please review the “Know Before You Go” and “Visitation Protocol and Ground Rules” documents, located on the right-hand side of this page, before planning to attend.

All media and/or visitors wanting to attend gather operations as an observer must call the “2021 Antelope Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather information hotline” at 775-861-6700 for daily meeting times and locations. The hotline will be updated nightly, by 8:00pm PST with information about the following day’s activities. A Public Affairs Officer and/or a Law Enforcement Officer will meet the public each morning at the pre-determined meeting location, to escort the group to and from the gather observation and/or holding sites. Observers must provide their own transportation. The BLM recommends a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle.

Depending on the governor, and state and federal CDC recommendations, the number of media and public in the gather observation site may be limited in order to allow for social distancing. The CDC  has offered guidance to help people visiting public lands prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. During the gather, the observants should follow local area health orders including Governor Sisolak’s standards for individuals, businesses and employers, practice Leave No Trace principles, practice social distancing and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.

Adoption Information

Horses identified for removal will be transported to the Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center, in Sparks, Nev., or Axtell contract off-range corrals in Axtell, Utah, where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program. Those that are not placed into a new home will be cared for in off-range pastures, where they live off the rest of their lives on grass pastures. For information on how to adopt a wild horse, visit www.blm.gov/whb.

Background

The Antelope Complex, about 50 miles southeast of Elko or 50 miles north of Ely, Nev., is in the Elko and Ely Districts on public lands administered by the Wells and Bristlecone field offices. The Complex consists of four Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The Antelope Valley, Goshute, and Spruce-Pequop HMAs are managed within the Elko District Office, Wells Field Office. The Antelope HMA is managed within the Ely District Office, by the Bristlecone Field Office. The gather may also take place in areas outside the Complex where wild horses have moved in search of food and water and are creating a public safety hazard by traveling across roads and highways.

The current population estimate for the Antelope Complex is 6,032 wild horses, excluding the 2021 foal crop. Appropriate Management Level is 435-789 wild horses. AML is the level at which wild horse populations are consistent with the land’s capacity to support them and other mandated uses of those lands, including protecting ecological processes and habitat for other resources.

Access the decision record and determination of National Environmental Policy Act adequacy at https://go.usa.gov/xFDvP. For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program, call 1-866-468-7826 or email wildhorse@blm.gov

Official gather documents can be accessed on BLM’s ePlanning site: https://go.usa.gov/xFDvP

Picture of dried-up spring in the Antelope Complex.
There is currently not enough water and/or forage to support the number of horses in the Complex.

More photos are available on Flickr, click here.

Informational Materials:

News Release: The Bureau of Land Management concluded the FY2021 Antelope Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather (Aug. 31, 2021)

News Release: Bureau of Land Management to begin the FY2021 Antelope Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather (July 29, 2021)

BLM Gather Reports: DAILY GATHER REPORTS

CUMULATIVE TOTALS As of 8/30

Animals Gathered: 2203

2203 (776 Studs, 1058 Mares, and 369 Foals)

Animal Deaths: 11

Pre-existing: 7
Acute: 4

Animals Shipped: 2192

2192 (770 Studs, 1057 Mares, and 365 Foals)


Monday, Aug 30

Summary: Temps 47–86, Windy.

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 95 (35 Studs, 49 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Aug 29

Summary: Temps 48–85, Windy.

Animals Gathered: 93 (36 Studs, 46 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 166 (49 Studs, 90 Mares, and 27 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 18 year old Bay Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to acute injury (broken leg).

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Saturday, Aug 28

Summary: Temps 45–82, Windy.

Animals Gathered: 169 (50 Studs, 91 Mares, and 28 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 116 (44 Studs, 60 Mares, and 12 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Aug 27

Summary: Temps 48– 85, Windy.

Animals Gathered: 116 (44 Studs, 60 Mares, and 12 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 124 (51 Studs, 66 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Aug 26

Summary: Temps 66–83, Windy. 

Animals Gathered: 106 (43 Studs, 56 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 127 (54 Studs, 53 Mares, and 20 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

  • 11-year old Bay Stallion died due to sudden / acute injury

Wednesday, Aug 25

Summary: Temps 66– 78, Windy. 

Animals Gathered: 128 (54 Studs, 55 Mares, and 19 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, Aug 24

Summary: Temps 64– 71, Windy. 

Animals Gathered: 15 (7 Studs, 7 Mares, and 1 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Monday, Aug 23

Summary: Temps 54– 71, Windy – no animals gathered today.

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 78 (20 Studs, 43 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Aug 22

Summary: Temps 54– 82, light smoke, mostly clear, winds 5-7.

Animals Gathered: 84 (22 Studs, 44 Mares, and 18 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 13 (1 Studs, 7 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Deaths: 3

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

  • 4 month old Bay Colt was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Physical Defect/Deformity)
  • 3 month old Buckskin Filly was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Fracture)
  • 4 month old Buckskin Colt was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Lameness)

Saturday, Aug 21

Summary: Temps 51– 77, light smoke, partly cloudy, winds 10-15. 

Animals Gathered: 13 (1 Studs, 7 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 76 (16 Studs, 47 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Aug 20

Summary: Temps 37– 69, light smoke, mostly clear, winds light and variable. 

Animals Gathered: 76 (16 Studs, 47 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 77 (25 Studs, 39 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Aug 19

Summary: Temps 53– 74 smokey, Light rain  

Animals Gathered: 71 (25 Studs, 33 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 44 (27 Studs, 40 Mares, and 18 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 4 year old Bay Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Physical Defect/Deformity)

Wednesday, Aug 18

Summary: Temps 58– 67 smokey, Light rain  

Animals Gathered: 87 (23 Studs, 46 Mares, and 18 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 44 (19 Studs, 22 Mares, and 3 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, Aug 17

Summary: Temps 64 – 86 sunny  

Animals Gathered: 29 (17 Studs, 9 Mares, and 3 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 133 (67 Studs, 42 Mares, and 24 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 11 year old Buckskin Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Blind).

Monday, Aug 16

Summary: Temps 68 – 93 sunny  

Animals Gathered: 114 (35 Studs, 55 Mares, and 24 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 94 (0 Studs, 65 Mares, and 31 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Aug 15

Summary: Temps 64 – 81 sunny  

Animals Gathered: 52 (20 Studs, 21 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 122 (80 Studs, 42 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Saturday, Aug 14

Summary: Temps 64 – 90 sunny  

Animals Gathered: 95 (29 Studs, 44 Mares, and 22 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 109 (17 Studs, 68 Mares, and 24 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Aug 13

Summary: Temps 70 – 96 sunny  

Animals Gathered: 88 (27 Studs, 46 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 121 (93 Studs, 28 Mares, and 0Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Aug 12

Summary: Temps 56 – 88 sunny 

Animals Gathered: 52 (20 Studs, 24 Mares, and 08 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 90 (0 Studs, 57 Mares, and 35 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Wednesday, Aug 11

Summary: Temps 58 – 91 Smokey 

Animals Gathered: 222 (89 Studs, 99 Mares, and 34 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 88 (26 Studs, 41 Mares, and 21 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, Aug 10

Summary: Temps 62 – 84 Smokey

Animals Gathered: 136 (50 Studs, 65 Mares, and 21 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 83 (26 Studs, 46 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Monday, Aug 9

Summary: Temps 51 – 82 Smokey 

Animals Gathered: 52 (13 Studs, 28 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 45 (16 Studs, 20 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Deaths: 2

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 6 year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Blind).
  • 20+ year old Bay Stallion died due to pre-existing/chronic issue.

Sunday, Aug 8

Summary: Temps 51 – 86 Smokey

Animals Gathered: 43 (14 Studs, 20 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 87 (26 Studs, 46 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Saturday, Aug 7

Summary: Temps 58 – 92 Smokey 

Animals Gathered: 126 (52 Studs, 59 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Aug 6

Summary: Temps 68- 82 Smokey no horses gathered today due to heavy smoke

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 86 (26 Studs, 32 Mares, and 28 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Aug 5

Summary: Temps 68- 94 Sunny

Animals Gathered: 45 (16 Studs, 18 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 40 (26 Studs, 14 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Wednesday, Aug 4

Summary: Temps 68- 91 Sunny

Animals Gathered: 82 (33 Studs, 33 Mares, and 16 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 85 (26 Studs, 39 Mares, and 20 Foals)

Deaths: 2

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 8-year Bay Mare died due to sudden/acute issue.
  • 2-week old Buckskin colt died due to pre-existing/chronic issue.

Tuesday, Aug 3

Summary: Temps 59- 86 Sunny 

Animals Gathered: 96 (33 Studs, 42 Mares, and 21 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Monday, Aug 2

Summary: Temps 56- 84 Sunny  

Animals Gathered: 12 (7 Studs, 3 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 2 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

ASH MEADOWS HMA

  • NV0509 – Horse
  • 115,143 acres – 96,448 acres of BLM land and 18,695 acres of a mix of private and other public lands. Includes entire Ash Meadow National Wildlife Refuge
  • AML:   0 – No longer managed as a stand alone HMA – part of a Complex which one?             
  • EST 2020:     1       #  0 horses    #   burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep  
  • Wildlife: desert mule deer, coyotes, grey and kit fox, mountain lions, as well as many species of small wildlife. Birds include the rare prairie falcon, ravens, quail, horned larks.
  • Energy conflict:  ?  maybe https://blmsolar.anl.gov/documents/docs/peis/final/Solar_FPEIS_AmargosaValley.pdf

The Ash Meadows HMA is managed by the Ely BLM District for a population of one wild horse to account for incidental use by wild horses that travel through the area. Although the area cannot sustain a viable wild horse herd, wild horses from the adjacent Delamar Mountains HMA enter the area and will use it for a short period of time, before returning to their home range. Horses have populated the Ash Meadows HMA and the adjoining Delamar Mountains HMA at least since contemporary livestock use commenced (started); the BLM licensed domestic horses in this area until 1974. 

Permanent water sources consist of many small springs found in the canyons, a year-long stream in Meadow Valley Wash, as well as water troughs installed for livestock grazing

Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

AUGUSTA MOUNTAINS HMA

  • 38,581 acres – 439 acres are private lands, and 38,142 acres are public lands.
  • AML:      185-308  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep           
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

BALD MOUNTAIN HMA

  • 139,875 acres – 139,693 acres of BLM land and 182 acres of private land
  • AML:      129-215    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep         
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

The Bald Mountain HMA is just a few miles east of the South Shoshone HMA and shares its southern boundary with the Callaghan HMA.

In addition to wild horses, the HMA is often utilized by domestic cattle and domestic sheep.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

BLACK ROCK RANGE HMA

  • 185,520 acres  – 183,520 acres of BLM land and 1,958 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     112-186
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • 2020:           #  ?  horses    #   burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
  • A small band of Baskir Curly horses around Pinto Mountain, just east of the Black Rock Range – East HMA

Wildlife: The area is utilized by domestic livestock during a portion of the year, and numerous wildlife species. Wildlife species typically found in the area include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, California bighorn sheep. Other important game species found within the HMAs are brook trout, quail, chukar partridge, and sage grouse.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

This hma is included in a portion of the NV00057 – Paiute Meadows grazing allotment (which includes half of Black Rock) – cattle AUM 4299 – 824 (2020)

BLUE WING MOUNTAINS HMA

  • 17,913 acres of unfenced public lands. 
  • AML:     27-36 Horses and 17-28 Burros 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # ?  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

BUFFALO HILLS HMA

  • 131,861 acres  – 125,207 acres of BLM land and 6,654 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   188-314 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #   horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

The area is also utilized by domestic livestock during part of the year and numerous wildlife species.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

BULLFROG HMA 

  • NV0629 – Burro
  • 157,180 acres: BLM 146,701
  • AML:   55-91
  • Livestock AMU:  1,968 cattle
  • EST 2020:             #  0  horses    #  138 burros   # 296 cattle   # 0 sheep
  •  as of March 1, 2018, is approximately 672 

Tonopah Field Office

NO HMA LISTED AS OF SEP 22, 2021 RECORDS REMOVED from blm

Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020

Razorback NV00093, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,968 – Total Livestock 296

CALICO COMPLEX

HMAs:  include the Black Rock Range, Calico Mountains, Granite Range, McGee Mountain and Warm Springs Canyon.  See individual HMA’s

Located in northwest Nevada, the Calico Complex between Gerlach and Denio in the Humboldt and Washoe Counties.  Black Rock Field Office


2019 eplanning

https://www.blm.gov/press-release/black-rock-field-office-seeking-public-comment-calico-complex-preliminary

 Calico Complex Comments Open: Removals, Sterilization, Experiments (repeat EAs)

Grazing allotments: Yes / See individual HMA’s

CALICO MOUNTAINS HMA

  • 160,831 acres  –  158,086 acres of BLM land and 2,745 acres of a mix of private and other public lands  
  • AML:     200-333  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  724  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock during part of the year and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, California bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, chukar partridge, coyote, bobcats, and various rodents..

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

It is difficult to break down specific usage in areas of HMA’s due to overlapping and the allotments often encompass large areas of other BLM and Government lands not a part of the HMA’s.

This hma is included in grazing allotments for:  CATTLE – aum 10,203 though currently only 2,468 were utilizing the area in 2020.

SOLDIER MEADOWS NV00128, aum 4784 – C1600

BUFALO HILLS NV00127, aum 4121 – C633

LEADVILLE NV00141  aum 1298 – C235 

CALIENTE HERD COMPLEX

The approximately 911,892-acre Caliente Herd Area Complex is located within a 35-mile
radius of Caliente, in southern Lincoln County, Nev. The Complex consisted of 9 areas. Applewhite, Blue Nose, Clover Creek, Clover Mountains, Delamar Mountains, Little Mountain, Meadow Valley Mountains, Miller Flat, Morman Mountains (were HMA’s status – now downgraded to HA’s – soon to be no HA).

The BLM manages the HAs for zero horses in accordance with the 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan, which determined through analysis that insufficient forage and water is available to maintain healthy wild horses and rangelands over the long-term. The Mormon Mountains was determined an HA in the 2000 Approved Caliente Management Framework Plan (MFP) Amendment and Record of Decision for the Management of Desert Tortoise Habitat. see pg 2 (8) for mention of disposal of area, seems no longer of importance now that horses are gone, land scedule for sale.

The Complex’s current wild horse population is 1,744.

Pg 6

Acre:  911,892-acre / Caliente Field Office / Lincoln County
AML: 0 – ZERO
Livestock AMU:  34,596 cattle / sheep  
Est 2020:   # 0  horses   #  0 burros   # 4,714 cattle / sheep
Est 2016: # 1,744  horses   #  0 burros   # 9,856 cattle / sheep
Conflicts : Yes – livestock, land sales

Grazing allotments: 26 / records as of 2020  

2020  Livestock AMU: 34,596  Livestock use:  4,714   WHB: ? most herds have been zeroed out and removed

Applewhite NV21001, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 552 (-562) – Livestock use 46 (-161)
Buckboard NV21011, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 264 –  Livestock use 22 (+0)
Clover Creek NV21015, 4 mo 9/1 to 12/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 609 (-613) – Livestock use 152 (+100)
Cottonwood NV21021, 6 mo 5/1 – 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 1295 (-2,245) – Livestock use 214 (+130)
Delamar NV01083, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 5,568 (+5,558) – Livestock use 464 (-1220)
Garden Spring NV01065, 6 mo 11/1 to 4/30, Cattle & Horses / Total AUMs 2791 (-2,809) – Livestock use 469 (-1,250)  
Henrie Complex NV11034, 6 mo  11/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,381 – Livestock use 232 (-769)
Little Mountain NV00414, 6 mo 5/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 399 – Livestock use 66 (+0)
Lower Riggs NV01087, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 1440 (+1,408) – Livestock use 120 (-313)
Mustang Flat NV01048, 4 months 9/1 to 12/31, Cattle / Total AUMs  144 (-147) – Livestock use 36 (-41)
Oak Springs NV01050, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 9276 (+9,268) – Livestock use 773 (-3052)
Oak Wells NV01051, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 516 (-551) – Livestock use 43 (-332)
Panaca Cattle NV01053, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 447 (-453) – Livestock use 37 (+0)
Peck NV01055, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 408 (+397) – Livestock use 34 (-158)
Pennsylvania NV01056, 6 mo 10/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 586 (-1,205) – Livestock use 118 (+0) 
Rabbit Spring NV01057, 10 mo  6/1 to 3/15, Cattle & Sheep / Total AUMs 1765 (+884) – Livestock use 560 (+22)
Rainbow NV11028, 7 mo 10/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 656 (-665) – Livestock use 94 (-120)
Roadside NV01061, 4 mo 12/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 30 – Livestock use 10  
Sand Hills NV01088, 5 mo  6/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 231 (+229) – Livestock use 46 (+0)
Sawmill Canyon NV01067, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 192 (+189) – Livestock use 16 (-33)
Schlarman NV01068, 7 mo  10/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 230(-240) – Livestock use 33 (-81)
Sheep Flat NV01069, 4 mo  6/1 to 9/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 1986 (+1,977) – Livestock use 495 (-1,018)
Sheep Spring NV01070, 10 mo 6/1 to 3/15, Cattle / Total AUMs 407 – Livestock use 43 (-68)
Uvada NV01079, 6 mo 5/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 460 – Livestock use 76 (-331)
White Hills NV01082, 3 mo 12/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 101 – Livestock use 34
White Rock NV01078, 6 mo 11/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 2862  (-7,473) – Livestock use 481 (-657)


2016     Livestock AMU:  39,920    Livestock use: 9,856     WHB:  1744

Applewhite NV21001, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 562 – Livestock use 161 / 29%
Buckboard NV21011, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 263 –  Livestock use 0 / Vol Non-use
Clover Creek NV21015, 4 mo 9/1 to 12/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 613 – Livestock use  100 /16%
Cottonwood NV21021, 6 mo 5/1 – 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs  2,245 – Livestock use 130 /10%
Delamar NV01083, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 5,558 – Livestock use 1220 /22%
Garden Spring NV01065, 6 mo 11/1 to 4/30, Cattle & Horses / Total AUMs 2,809 – Livestock use 1,250 / 74%
Henrie Complex NV11034, 6 mo  11/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,380 – Livestock use 769 / 56%
Little Mountain NV00414, 6 mo 5/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 399 – Livestock use  0 / Vol Non-use
Lower Riggs NV01087, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,408 – Livestock use 313 / 22%
Mustang Flat NV01048, 4 months 9/1 to 12/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 147 – Livestock use 41 / 28%
Oak Springs NV01050, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs  9,268 – Livestock use 3052 / 33%
Oak Wells NV01051, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 551 – Livestock use 332 / 65%
Panaca Cattle NV01053, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 453 – Livestock use 0 / Vol Non-use
Peck NV01055, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 397 – Livestock use 158 / 40%
Pennsylvania NV01056, 6 mo 10/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,205 – Livestock use 0 / Vol Non-use
Rabbit Spring NV01057, 10 mo  6/1 to 3/15, Cattle & Sheep / Total AUMs 884 – Livestock use 22 / 2%
Rainbow NV11028, 7 mo 10/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 665 – Livestock use 120 / 18%
Roadside NV01061, 4 mo 12/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 32 – Livestock use 0 / Vol Non-use
Sand Hills NV01088, 5 mo  6/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 229 – Livestock use  0 / Vol Non-use
Sawmill Canyon NV01067, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 189 – Livestock use 33 / 18%
Schlarman NV01068, 7 mo  10/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 240 – Livestock use 81 / 34%
Sheep Flat NV01069, 4 mo  6/1 to 9/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,977 – Livestock use 1,018 / 51%
Sheep Spring NV01070, 10 mo 6/1 to 3/15, Cattle / Total AUMs 409 – Livestock use 68 / 17%
Uvada NV01079, 6 mo 5/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 463 – Livestock use 331 / 71%
White Hills NV01082, 3 mo 12/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 101 – Livestock use 0 / Vol Non-use
White Rock NV01078, 6 mo 11/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 7,473 – Livestock use 657 / 38%


2016 allotment charts from DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2017-0031-EA

Gather Plan, Details, & conflict Documents

FINAL EA Caliente Complex EA FONSI
Decision Record-Christopher Carlton

2000 Lincoln County Land act 2008 Ely District RMP Record of Decision 2007 NV protected species general doc

2020 ELY District Agenda

Note : oil and gas – ely district pg 7 – W. Watersheds Project V. BLM (No. 1:16-cv-00083-
BLW)


ZERO OUT plan – The purpose of the Proposed Action is to remove all excess wild horses from areas not designated for their long-term maintenance and to achieve and maintain a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple use relationship on the public lands consistent with the provisions of Section 1333 (a) of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, Section 302(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and is in conformance with the decision in the 2008 Ely RMP to return these areas to HA status.

The wild horse gather plan would allow for the initial gather and follow-up gathers to be conducted over the next 10 years

Bureau of Land Management – Nevada | Facebook



2019 Caliente Complex Nuisance Wild Horse Gather

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   102 gathered / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:  July 29- Sep 27, 2019      Gather Method:  BAIT
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:  Bruneau, ID                     Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: 1      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO
Plan:
Notes:

Gather Details and docs:

DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2017-0031-EA Caliente Herd Area Complex Wild Horse Final Environmental Assessment

DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2018-0004-EA Eagle HMA Wild Horse Gather Final Environmental Assessment

DOI-BLM-NV-L000-2017-0005-EA Silver King Herd Management Area Wild Horse Gather Final Environmental Assessment 


2019 CALIENTE COMPLEX NUISANCE WILD HORSE GATHER

Wild horses graze on private property near Caliente, Nevada.
Wild horses drink from a broken irrigation pipe on private land near Caliente, Nevada. Excess wild horses are leaving nearby herd areas and herd management areas and crossing roadways in search of resources. Vehicle collisions with wild horses have occurred on U.S. Highway 93 and wild horses have been spotted on State Routes 319 and 322 outside Panaca and Pioche, Nev. The animals are causing considerable damage to private property.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office on or about July 29, 2019 will conduct an in-house, wild horse gather to remove excess wild horses from in and around the Caliente Complex of Herd Areas (HAs), and Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The purpose of the gather is to address horses outside the HAs and HMAs that are a public safety risk and that are damaging private property.
NOTE: damage of actual property owner

Details of Gather

The BLM will begin gather operations on or about July 29, 2019. The gather is expected to last approximately 60 days. The gather will be conducted by BLM staff using a bait and water trap method; no contracted helicopters will be used. The BLM plans to gather and remove up to 100 excess wild horses. 

Public Observation

The BLM’s priority is to conduct safe, efficient, and successful wild horse gather operations while ensuring humane care and treatment of all animals. The BLM will use the best available science and handling practices for wild horses while meeting the overall gather goals and objectives in accordance with its Comprehensive Animal Welfare Policy. Because animals are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity, only essential gather operation personnel will be allowed at the trap site during gather operations.

Adoption Information

Wild horses identified for removal will be transported to the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nev., where they will be checked by a veterinarian and prepared for the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption and Sale Program. For information on how to bring home a wild horse or burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb

Background

The Caliente Herd Area Complex’s nine HAs are managed for zero wild horses due to insufficient forage and water to sustain healthy and viable herds long-term. Currently, an estimated 2,085 wild horses reside within the Complex. The wild horse population in the Eagle HMA is estimated at 2,253 animals. Appropriate Management Level (AML) is 100-210 wild horses. The Silver King HMA has a wild horse population of 365 wild horses. AML is 60-128 wild horses.

Due to limited forage and water, excess wild horses are leaving the HAs and HMAs and crossing roadways in search of resources. Vehicle collisions with wild horses have occurred on U.S. Highway 93 and wild horses have been spotted on State Routes 319 and 322 outside Panaca and Pioche, Nev. The animals are also causing considerable damage to private property.

The Caliente Herd Area Complex, and Eagle and Silver King HMAs are located in southern Lincoln County, around Caliente, Nevada, and are administered by the BLM Ely District, Caliente Field Office.

NEWSROOM

BLM concludes gather of excess wild horses near Caliente (Oct. 8, 2019)

Bureau of Land Management to gather excess wild horses near Caliente (July 29, 2019)

BLM GATHER REPORTS:

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

Animals Gathered: 102

(43 Stallions, 44 Mares, 15 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 101

(43 Stallions, 43 Mares, 15 Foals)

Animal Deaths: 1

Pre-existing conditions: 1

Acute:  0


Sept. 27, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 50 degrees, High 83 degrees

Animals gathered: 5 (3 Studs, 1 Mare, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 5 (3 Studs, 1 Mare, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 24, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 50 degrees, High 83 degrees

Animals gathered: 11 (3 Studs, 5 Mares, 3 Foals)

Animals shipped: 11 (3 Studs, 5 Mares, 3 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 12, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 60 degrees, High 89 degrees

Animals gathered: 10 (2 Studs, 6 Mares, 2 Foals)

Animals shipped: 10 (2 Studs, 6 Mares, 2 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 4, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 64 degrees, High 93 degrees

Animals gathered: 8 (2 Studs, 5 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 8 (2 Studs, 5 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 29, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 8-10 MPH, Low 63 degrees, High 92 degrees

Animals gathered: 14 (7 Studs, 5 Mares, 2 Foals)

Animals shipped: 14 (7 Studs, 5 Mares, 2 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 22, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 66 degrees, High 89 degrees

Animals gathered: 13 (7 Studs, 3 Mares, 3 Foals)

Animals shipped: 13 (7 Studs, 3 Mares, 3 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 21, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 90 degrees

Animals gathered: 10 (5 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 10 (5 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 20, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 90 degrees

Animals gathered: 9 (4 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 9 (4 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 7, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 70 degrees, High 95 degrees

Animals gathered: 6 (3 Studs, 2 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 6 (3 Studs, 2 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 2, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-4 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 91 degrees

Animals gathered: 16 (7 Studs, 9 Mares, 0 Foals)

Animals shipped: 15 (7 Studs, 8 Mares, 0 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 1
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 1

  • 8-2-19 7 year old Cramello mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to pre-existing injury (missing eye).
IN THE NEWS:


Caliente Complex Removals

2019 Caliente Complex Nuisance Wild Horse Gather

2016 Eagle-Caliente Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather 02/8-14/2016 shayne sampson


CALIENTE CONTRACTS LOCATED

2016 NV RENO /SS INL16PD00157 -1 /  (02/03/2016-02/13/2016) / CLOSED  / $70,502.30 / Eagle And Caliente (Nevada) Emergency Horse Gather / 2 /122g – 2 deaths / 2016 Eagle-Caliente Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather
https://elynews.com/2016/02/19/blm-concludes-eagle-caliente-complex-emergency-wild-horse-gather-2/

CALLAGHAN HMA

  • 156,156 acres  –  152,726 acres of BLM land and 3,430 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   134-237 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ? horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

In some areas it can take 25 acres to support one horse for a month. 

In addition to wild horses, the HMA is often utilized by domestic cattle and domestic sheep. Wildlife species occurring in the area include mule deer, coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, pronghorn antelope.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

CLAN ALPINE HMA

  • 302,226 acres  –  298,064 acres of BLM land and 4,162 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     612-979 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

Deer, elk, antelope, and mountain lion also live within the HMA. Lions occasionally prey on the young, old and sick horses.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

MEADOW VALLEY MOUNTAIN HMA

NV – Horse
Acre:   94,521 acres of BLM-administered lands
AML: 0
Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep  
Est 2021:     # 0  horses
Est 2020:     # 216  horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

The BLM reduced the status of the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains from Herd Management Area to Herd Area in the 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan and manage the HAs for “0” wild horses

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

DELAMAR MOUNTAINS HMA – (missing- changed to HA and disappeared- missing. Mentioned in Ash Meadows HMA)

NV – Horse
Acre:  183,558 acres of BLM-administered lands
AML: 0 – ZERO set in 2008
Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep  
Est 2021:     # 0  horses
Est 2020:     # 198  horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains are two of nine Herd Areas that comprise the Caliente Herd Area Complex. The Caliente HA Complex

The BLM reduced the status of the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains from Herd Management Area to Herd Area in the 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan and manage the HAs for “0” wild horses.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2020 MEADOW VALLEY MOUNTAINS-DELAMAR MOUNTAINS EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2017-0031-EA https://go.usa.gov/xfVkq

eplanning

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   455 gathered / 0 returned / 24 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:    Dec 6 2020 ?     Gather Method:  HELI
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 414
Animals Shipped: 431                       
Facility:  Bruneau          Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: 24      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: Y
Plan: Remove 414 horses due to environmental issues
Notes:

IN THE NEWS – DELAMAR HMA
Gather Details

Purpose of Gather:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely District, Caliente Field Office will begin an emergency wild horse gather on or about Dec. 6, 2020 in and around the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains Herd Areas (HAs) located about 20 miles southwest of Caliente in Lincoln County, Nevada.

The action is needed due to lack of water and forage resulting in declining health of the wild horses – the HAs have a history of water issues during dry spring and summer months. Fiscal year 2020 has been unusually hot and dry with very little precipitation. Due to the extremely dry conditions, there have been multiple fires within and around the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains HAs resulting in loss of forage.

All horses identified for removal will be transported to the Bruneau Off-Range Wild Horse Corrals, in Bruneau, Idaho, where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro Adoption and Sale Program.

https://www.blm.gov/press-release/bureau-land-management-will-begin-meadow-valley-mountains-delamar-mountains-ha

THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WILL BEGIN THE MEADOW VALLEY MOUNTAINS-DELAMAR MOUNTAINS HA EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

ELY, Nev. – On or around December 6, the Bureau of Land Management Ely District Office, Caliente Field Office will begin an emergency wild horse gather on the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains Herd Areas (HAs) about 20 miles southwest of Caliente in Lincoln County, Nevada. The action is needed due to a lack of forage and water and declining health of the wild horses associated with significant wildfires and herd overpopulation. 

The BLM plans to gather and remove approximately 414 wild horses from areas in and around the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains HAs. The gather is expected to last approximately 16 days. The BLM will conduct gather operations utilizing the helicopter-assisted method.

The Meadow Valley Mountains HA encompasses approximately 94,521 acres of BLM-administered lands. The Delamar Mountains HA consists of approximately 183,558 acres of BLM-administered lands. The Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains HAs lack sufficient habitat requirements to support a healthy year-round horse population.  The BLM reduced the status of the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains from Herd Management Area to Herd Area in the 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan and manage the HAs for “0” wild horses. The current population estimate in the Meadow Valley Mountains HA is 216 wild horses. The current population estimate in the Delamar Mountains HA is 198 wild horses. In July 2020, the Meadow Valley Fire burned approximately 59,265 acres, impacting 60-percent of the Meadow Valley Mountains HA and a small portion of the Delamar Mountains HA.  The Stewart Canyon and Bishop Fires burned approximately 25,729 acres or 14-percent of the Delamar Mountains HA.

The gather is critical to prevent further deteriorating body condition of the wild horses in the area due to extremely limited water sources, undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands associated with excess wild horses, and to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship on public lands, consistent with the provisions of Section 1333(b) of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

“This gather is critical to ensuring rangeland health, as well as the health of the wild horses, which are at risk due to overpopulation and severe drought conditions,” said Shirley Johnson, Acting Caliente Field Manager.

The BLM’s priority is to conduct safe, efficient, and successful wild horse and burro gather operations while ensuring humane care and treatment of all animals gathered. The BLM and its contractors will use the best available science and handling practices for wild horses while meeting overall gather goals and objectives in accordance with the Comprehensive Animal Welfare Policy.

All wild horses identified for removal will be transported to the Bruneau Off-Range Wild Horse Corrals, in Bruneau, Idaho, where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro Adoption and Sale Program. For information on how to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb.

Members of the public are welcome to view the gather operations, provided that doing so does not jeopardize the safety of the animals, staff and observers, or disrupt gather operations. The BLM will escort the public to gather observation sites located on public lands. Once gather operations have begun, those wanting to view gather operations must call the gather hotline nightly at (775) 861-6700 to receive specific instructions on each days’ meeting location and time.

The following COVID-19 guidelines will apply:

  • Facemasks are required for daily safety briefings and in the observation areas.
  • Always stay at least six feet from others. Avoid gathering with others outside of your household.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Bring hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to use if soap and water are not available.
  • Do not attend the gather if you are sick, recently exposed (within 14 days) to someone with COVID-19 or are not feeling well.

The BLM is conducting the gather under the DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2017-0031-EA Caliente Herd Area Complex Wild Horse Final Environmental Assessment signed April 27, 2018.  Access the Decision Record and Environmental Assessment at https://go.usa.gov/xfVkq.

Gather reports and additional information will be posted on the BLM website at https://go.usa.gov/x7FcZ. For technical information, contact Tyler Reese, Wild Horse and Burro Specialist at (775) 726-8137 or treese@blm.gov.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

 BLM concludes 2020 Meadow Valley Mountains-Delamar Mountains Emergency Wild Horse Gather

GATHER REPORTS

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

Animals Gathered: 455

455 (195 Studs, 195 Mares, and 65 Foals)

Animal Deaths: 24

Pre-existing: 22
Acute: 2

Animals Shipped: 431

431 (190 Studs, 176 Mares, and 65 Foals)


GATHER REPORTS

Friday, December 18 Final Gather

Summary: 37°- 51° F, 5-15 MPH, partly cloudy 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 94 (51 Studs, 36 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Deaths: 2

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 14 year-old stud with BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Fracture: Chronic/Pre-Existing).
  • 20 year-old mare with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).

Thursday, December 17 

Summary: 37°- 51° F, 5-15 MPH, mostly sunny 

Animals Gathered: 54 (25 Studs, 22 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 50 (0 Studs, 27 Mares, and 23 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 16 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).

Wednesday, December 16 

Summary: 36°- 58° F, 2-12 MPH, mostly sunny 

Animals Gathered: 52 (18 Studs, 27 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, December 15 No gather due to high winds

Summary: 33°- 45° F, 15-32 MPH, partly cloudy

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 17 year-old stud with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Blindness or Eye Abnormality).
  • 18 year-old mare with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 12 year-old mare with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).

Monday, December 14

Summary: 22-46° F, 10-26 MPH, partly cloudy

Animals Gathered: 28 (11 Studs, 11 Mares, and 6 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 39 (25 Studs, 14 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 4 year-old stud with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 19 year-old stud with BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 2 year-old mare with BCS of 3 died due to unexpected/acute issue (Heart Disease or Failure).

Sunday, December 13 

Summary: 24-40° F, 5-15 MPH, partly cloudy 

Animals Gathered: 50 (25 Studs, 16 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

  • 20+ year-old stud with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 20+ year-old stud with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 12 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Blindness or Eye Abnormality).

Saturday, December 12 No gather due to weather 

Summary: 30-43° F, 15-28 MPH, low clouds and fog 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 42 (28 Studs, 14 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, December 11

Summary: 30-50° F, 3-7 MPH, partly cloudy 

Animals Gathered: 10 (6 Studs, 3 Mares, and 1 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 45 (0 Studs, 28 Mares, and 17 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 5 year-old mare with BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Blindness or Eye Abnormality).

Thursday, December 10

Summary: 40-65° F, 3-7 MPH, sunny 

Animals Gathered: 45 (18 Studs, 22 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 53 (24 Studs, 0 Mares, and 77 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 15 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).

Wednesday, December 9

Summary: 40-65° F, 3-7 MPH, sunny 

Animals Gathered: 85 (38 Studs, 38 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

  • 7 year-old mare with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 11 year-old mare with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 3 year-old mare with BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Blindness or Eye Abnormality).

Tuesday, December 8

Summary: 40-65° F, 3-12 MPH, sunny 

Animals Gathered: 28 (16 Studs, 10 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 46 (16 Studs, 17 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Deaths: 2

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 7 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 18 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).

Monday, December 7

Summary: 41-65° F, 5-20 MPH, partly cloudy

Animals Gathered: 64 (21 Studs, 29 Mares, and 14 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 38 (17 Studs, 16 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Deaths: 4

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

  • 20+ year-old mare with a BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (No Teeth or Dental Abnormality).
  • 20+ year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (No Teeth or Dental Abnormality).
  • 8 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 9 year-old mare with a BCS of 3 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery due to acute injury (break).

Sunday, December 6

Summary: mostly cloudy, winds 3-15 MPH, Low 38 degrees F., High 63 degrees F.

Animals Gathered: 39 (17 Studs, 17 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 20+ year-old mare with a BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (No Teeth or Dental Abnormality).

DESATOYA HMA

  • 161,678 acres – 157,838 acres of BLM land and 3,840 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:    127-180  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

DIAMOND HMA      Diamond Hills North HMA and Diamond Hills South HMA are managed as a “complex.”

  • 166,632 acres  –  145,341 acres of BLM land and 21,291 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   91-151
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

The mountain range spans over the boundaries of three counties and three separate BLM planning areas, and consists of three HMAs. The horses move freely between the HMAs, without physical barriers between administrative boundaries. Therefore, the mountain range is being approached as a complex and is being managed in a joint effort by three BLM field offices: Ely, Elko and Battle Mountain.

In some areas it can take 25 acres to support one horse for one month. 

Wildlife species occurring in the area include mule deer, coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, pronghorn antelope

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

DIAMOND HILLS NORTH HMA   Diamond Hills North HMA and Diamond Hills South HMA are managed as a “complex.”

  • 71,564 acres  –  70,531 acres of BLM land and 1,033 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:      22-37
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

DIAMOND HILLS SOUTH HMA  Diamond Hills North HMA and Diamond Hills South HMA are managed as a “complex.”

  • 20,082 acres
  • AML:     10-22 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

DOGSKIN MOUNTAINS HMA

  • 6,523 acres  –  6,497 acres of BLM land and 26 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:  10-15 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

The HMA provides habitat for winter and resident deer herds, pronghorn antelope

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

EAGLE HMA

  • 660,610 acres  –  659,188 acres of BLM land and 1,422 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   100-210
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

Water sources are limited to a very few natural springs and man-made wells. There are also a few small perennial streams within the HMA. As a result of limited water, the HMA is prone to drought every few years.

Wildlife: Wildlife in the area includes mule deer, elk, mountain lions, coyotes, and bobcats

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

EL DORADO MOUNTAINS HMA  ? complex

  • NV0501 – Burro
  • 16,525 acres  –  15,120 acres of BLM land and 1,405 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   0 – No longer managed as a stand alone HMA – part of a Complex  ?
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  0  horses    #  0 burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

FISH CREEK HMA

  •  252,771 acres  –  250,244 acres of BLM land and 2,527 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   107-180 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

The majority of the HMA is comprised of north-south trending mountain ranges that include all or portions of the Fish Creek Range, the Mahogany Hills, and the Antelope Range.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

FISH LAKE VALLEY HMA

  • 67,085 acres  –  64,007 acres of BLM land and 3,078 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   32-54
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

The HMA encompasses an area 7 miles wide and 24 miles long. Management concerns center around U.S. Forest Service (FS)/Bureau of Land Management (BLM) boundaries and private land issues.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

FLANIGAN HMA

  • 17,147 acres –  16,319 acres of BLM land and 828 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     80-124 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             # ?   horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2021 FLANIGAN HERD NUISANCE WILD HORSE GATHER

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Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
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FORT SAGE HMA

  • 1,950 acres  –  1,939 acres of BLM land and 11 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   29-36 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

FOX-LAKE RANGE HMA

  • 177,724 acres  –  172,692 acres of BLM land and 5,032 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   122-204 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, coyote

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2017 FOX AND LAKE RANGE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
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GARFIELD FLAT HMA

  • 142,716 acres  –  125,420 acres of BLM land and 17,296 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     83-125
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

There are only two viable water sources within the HMA boundaries.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

GOLD BUTTE HMA

  • NV0502 – Burro
  • 178,564 acres  –  170,354 acres of BLM land and 8,210 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     22-98 Burros 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             # 0  horses    # 475  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

This HMA has Lake Mead for over half of its boundary.  Permanent water sources consist of springs found in the area and Lake Mead. The animals, at times, have to travel up to ten miles to and from water each day during the drier part of the year. Burro’s drink at least once each day during the hotter part of the year, but can survive by drinking every second day during the winter and early spring.

The burros share the area with desert mule deer, coyotes, fox and mountain lions

Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

GOLD MOUNTAIN HMA    mentions antelope complex, maybe a typo

  • 107,638 acres  –  106,522 acres of BLM land and 1,116 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:    47-78 Burros  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  ? burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

GOLDFIELD HMA

  • 62,367 acres  –  52,965 acres of BLM land and 9,402 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   22-37 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # ?  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

This HMA provides suitable habitat for wild burros, but not for wild horses.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

GOSHUTE HMA

  • NV0108 – Horse
  • 267,277 acres  –  266,045 acres of BLM land and 1,232 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:    74-123  
  • Livestock AMU:   20,754 cattle / 9,838 x5= 49,190 sheep        
  • EST 2020:             # 1,895 horses    #  0 burros   # 4,080 cattle   # 24,133 sheep

Wild horses must share their habitat in the Goshute HMA with domestic livestock and wildlife species such as mule deer and pronghorn antelope.

Grazing allotments: 6 / records as of 2020

East Big Springs NV04306, Cattle / Total AUMs 9,788 – Total Livestock 952
Utah / Nevada North NV00151, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,115 – Total Livestock 5,331
Lead Hills NV04321, Sheep / Total AUMs 3,314 – Total Livestock 9,108
Leppy Hills NV04322, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,256 – Total Livestock 3,792
Spruce NV04346, Cattle / Total AUMs 10,966 – Total Livestock 3,128
White Horse NV04353, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,153 – Total Livestock 5,902

Sections of these allotments (Spruce and White horse) also reach into Antelope Valley HMA

GRANITE PEAK HMA

  • 4,001 acres  –  3,981 acres of BLM land and 20 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     11-18  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep            
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

GRANITE RANGE HMA

  • 103,804 acres  –  92,016 acres of BLM land and 11,788 acres of a mix of private and other public lands.
  • AML:   155-258 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • 2020 2020:             #  155  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep

               2019                      #165

This hma is included in a portion of the NV00127 – Buffalo Hills grazing allotment (which includes all of Buffallo Hills, Granite, and sections of Calico and Black Rock) cattle AUM 4121 – only 633 in 2020

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock during part of the year and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, California bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, chukar partridge, mountain quail, coyote, bobcats, and various rodents.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

HICKISON SUMMIT BURRO RANGE HMA  

  • 57,275 acres of BLM land and zero acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 57,275 acres    
  • AML:    16-45 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #  ? burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

HORSE MOUNTAIN HMA

  • NV0308 – horse / STILLWATER FO
  • 49,779 = 49,572 acres of BLM land and 207 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 49,779 acres.
  • AML:     78-118 
  • Livestock AMU:  11,984 cattle / 9000 suspended         
  • EST 2020:   #  0  horses    #  0 burros   # 1202 cattle   # 0 sheep
  • Conflicts: energy ?

No info on page except acreage and aml

Grazing allotments: 2 / records as of 2020

Horse Mt NV03031, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,984 – Livestock use 1,202
Desert Mountain NV03017, Cattle / Total AUMs 9000 – Livestock use 0 – suspended

HOT CREEK HMA

  •  54,238 acres of BLM land and 433 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 54,671 acres
  • AML:  25-41
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                   
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

JACKSON MOUNTAINS HMA

  • 276,634 acres of BLM land and 7,141 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 283,775 acres
  • AML:  130-217
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2021:             #  848  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

 The HMA also provides habitat for domestic livestock, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, chukar partridge and various species of birds, rodents and reptiles. Wildlife and wild horses inhabit the area year round. Livestock use the area in spring and summer. 

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2021 https://www.blm.gov/press-release/black-rock-field-office-conduct-emergency-wild-horse-gather-jackson-mountains-herd remove 600 wild horses, from within and outside of the Jackson Mountains HMA.

JOHNNIE HMA

  • USFS 50002 USFS Wild Horse and Burro Territory: JOHNNIE
  • NV0509 – Horse BLM
    NV0510 – Burro BLM
  • 177,237 acres of BLM land and 2,131 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 179,368 acres
  • AML:  65-108 burros; there is not an AML currently for horses although there are often feral horses roaming in the HMA
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #  260  horses    # 278  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

Wildlife  362 different species of wildlife in the Complex including mule deer, sage grouse, blue grouse, eagles, and hawks. 

Grazing allotments: ?0 / records as of 2020

Ash Meadow


2017 Johnnie Wild Burro Gather

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KAMMA MOUNTAINS HMA

  • 54,410 acres of BLM land and 2,980 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 57,390 acres
  • AML:   46-77 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock (cattle and sheep) and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, chukar partridge, coyotes, and various rodents

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

LAHONTAN HMA

  • NV0306 – horse
  • 6,937 acres of BLM land and 2,641 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 9,578 acres
  • AML:     7-10     
  • Livestock AMU:  1,151 cattle        
  • EST 2020:             # 210  horses    #  0 burros   # 464 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020

Lahontan NV03036, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,151 – Livestock use 464

LAVA BEDS HMA

  • 232,940 acres of BLM land and 60 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 233,000 acres
  • AML:      89-148 horses and 10-16 burros 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep            
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  ? burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock (cattle and sheep) and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, chukar partridge, coyotes, and various rodents

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

LITTLE FISH LAKE HMA

  • 28,122 acres of BLM land and 622 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 28,744 acres
  • AML:     24-39 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #   ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

The first recorded BLM gather of wild horses in this area took place in 1985 when 184 horses were put into the wild horse adoption program

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2015 LITTLE FISH LAKE WILD HORSE GATHER

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LITTLE HUMBOLDT HMA

  • 15,741 acres of BLM land and 1,411 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 17,152 acres
  • AML:    48-80  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #   ? horses    #   burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Wildlife:The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include chukar, sage grouse, deer, antelope, coyotes, and various birds, rodents and reptiles

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

LITTLE OWYHEE HMA

  • 452,518 acres of BLM land and 7,766 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 460,284 acres
  • AML:   194-298
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include chukar, partridge, sage grouse, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, jackrabbits, and various species of birds, rodents and reptiles. The area is used as winter range for deer and provides valuable forage during migration periods. The North Fork of the Little Humboldt River Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is also located within the HMA. 

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2016 OWYHEE WILD HORSE GATHER

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Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
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MARIETTA WILD BURRO RANGE HMA

  • 64,466 acres of BLM land and 1,579 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 66045 acres
  • AML:      78-104  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep           
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2017 Marietta Wild Burro Range Gather

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MAVERICK-MEDICINE HMA

  • 318,760 acres of BLM land and 4,802 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 323,562 acres
  • AML:     166-276 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

Wildlife: The HMA is bordered on the west by the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge; on the east by the crest of the impressive Cherry Creek Mountains; to the north by a large playa, which in wet years becomes a shallow lake and attracts many different forms of wildlife; and to the south by the Maverick Spring Mountains

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

MCGEE MOUNTAIN HMA

  • 41,160 acres
  • AML:      25-41 burros
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  0  horses    # 38  burros   #  cattle 1583  #  0 sheep   AUM 5915

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, big horn sheep, antelope, chukar partridge, sage grouse, and various birds, rodents and reptiles. Mule deer and antelope use the area as winter range. 

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2013 https://eplanning.blm.gov/public_projects/nepa/50242/61050/66298/Drought_Gather_DR-508.pdf  jul 2015 bait plan 125 burro gathers / 146 burro + foals in 2015 / left?

 Jan 2012 burro gather 131 rem/ 45 left

MONTEZUMA PEAK HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2020 MONTEZUMA PEAK EMERGENCY WILD HORSE AND BURRO GATHER

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MONTGOMERY PASS HMA

  •  NV – Horse
  •   acres; BLM
  • AML:    ZERO – 0 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #    burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

MUDDY MOUNTAINS HMA

  •  NV0503 – Horse
  •  78,705 acres; 77,196 BLM
  • AML:    ZERO – 0  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #  31  horses    # 31 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

NEVADA WILD HORSE RANGE HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:   
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2020 NEVADA WILD HORSE RANGE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

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NEW PASS-RAVENSWOOD HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

NORTH MONITOR HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
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NORTH STILLWATER HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                   
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

OWYHEE HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2018 OWYHEE COMPLEX EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

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2016 OWYHEE WILD HORSE GATHER

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OWYHEE COMPLEX
The Owyhee Complex wild horses are located within both the Elko and Winnemucca, Nevada, districts of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The 1.1 million-acre complex comprises five Herd Management Areas (HMAs): Snowstorm Mountains, Little Owyhee, Rock Creek, Owyhee, and Little Humboldt.

https://www.americanwildhorsecampaign.org/media/herds-across-west-owyhee-complex-wild-horses

2018 OWYHEE COMPLEX EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

PALMETTO HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

PANCAKE HMA

was called East sand springs? find out when this changed and how many herds disappeared / area shrunk?

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-issues-record-decision-pancake-complex-wild-horse-gather-plan-environmental

2021 planned roundup

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2018 PANCAKE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

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2016 PANCAKE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

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PAYMASTER HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

PILOT MOUNTAIN HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                   
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

PINE NUT MOUNTAINS HMA

  • NV0305 – Horse
  • 104,316  acres = BLM 95,391
  • AML: 118-179
  • Livestock AMU:  3571 cattle / sheep                  
  • EST 2020:     # 232 horses    # 0  burros   # 1,236 cattle / sheep
Grazing allotments: 4 / records as of 2020

Hackett Canyon NV03541, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 185 – Livestock use 216
Buckeye NV03509, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 1952 – Livestock use 775
Churchill Canyon NV03518, Cattle / Total AUMs 1275 – Livestock use 193
Sunrise NV03590, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 159 – Livestock use 52

1 allotment, hackett, has more animals than allowed

2 buckeye & churchill are part of larger allotments

RED ROCK HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:   
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2001 Red Rock Project was proposed to repair fences and build an underpass for burros. Not sure if it ever was created.

REVEILLE HMA

  • NV0619 – Horse
  • 105,499 acres = BLM 104,500
  • AML:  82-138 
  • Livestock AMU:  25,730 cattle                  
  • EST 2020:     #  99  horses    # 0  burros   # 8,781 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020

Reveille NV00085, Cattle / Total AUMs 25,730 – Total Livestock 8,781

This allotment extends into warm springs area


2020 REVEILLE WILD HORSE GATHER

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2017 REVEILLE WILD HORSE GATHER

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ROBERTS MOUNTAIN HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

ROCK CREEK HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2016 OWYHEE WILD HORSE GATHER

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ROCKY HILLS HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SAND SPRINGS WEST HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SAULSBURY HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SEVEN MILE HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


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SEVEN TROUGHS HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SHAWAVE MOUNTAINS HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2020 SHAWAVE MOUNTAINS WILD HORSE AND BURRO GATHER

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SHELDON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

The Sheldon Refuge is noted for its population of wild horses. By 2014, now all removed and all horses zeroed out.

Controversy

Proposals to cull some of the alleged excess population of the mustang in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge were drawing public concern as of 2008. The official USFWS position, as stated on their refuge’s website, was “horses and burros are not native to Sheldon Refuge. They are descended from domestic stock turned loose around the turn of the twentieth century. They are primarily grass eaters, and their grazing can devastate native vegetation and cause severe damage to riparian habitat.”[5] Some private-sector advocates, such as the Sierra Club, agree with the USFWS position.[4]

In response, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign has accused the USFWS of conducting “helicopter round-ups during foaling season” in the Sheldon Refuge.[8] Due to the negative impact horses and burros have on riparian areas and the resulting strain on native wildlife, Sheldon NWR officials announced a decision to remove all horses from the refuge by 2014 and they all were removed.[9]

SILVER KING HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2021 SILVER KING HMA WILD HORSE GATHER

2019 CALIENTE COMPLEX WILD HORSE GATHER

2018 SILVER KING WILD HORSE GATHER

2016 EAGLE AND SILVER KING WILD HORSE GATHER

SILVER PEAK HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SNOWSTORM MOUNTAINS HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:   
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SOUTH SHOSHONE HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SOUTH STILLWATER HMA

  • Acres:
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex – HA

Humboldt Toiyabe-National Forest – Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
SM Complex is comprised of three Joint Management Areas (JMAs), each of which has a paired USFS Wild Horse and Burro Territory (WHBT) and BLM Herd Management Area (HMAs) as shown by Map 1 (Appendix A. Map Package). Both wild horses and wild burros occur on all three JMAs.

FS Spring Mountain PROJECT

ROUNDUP COMMENT PERIOD – Sep 29-Oct 29 make your voice heard!

2013 Scoping Document – read first for understanding

FS project map

FS map trap locations shown below

Code # 50001 – Active
Acres:784,325 acres of federal land; of this, 21 percent (164,855 acres) is NFS and 79 percent (619,470 acres) is BLM’s
AML:  
Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # ? burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
District: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

Spring Mountain/Wheeler Pass Joint Management Area
In 1996, the SMNRA GMP established Spring Mountain WHBT/Wheeler Pass HMA AML at 47 horses,
20 burros (Cold Creek 26 horses and 0 burros; Wheeler Pass 11 horses and 0 burros; Wheeler
Wash/Wallace Canyon 10 horses and 20 burros).
In 2005, the BLM completed the Decision Record and EA NV-052-05-399 Johnnie, Muddy Mountains,
and Wheeler Pass Herd Management Areas, Establishment of Appropriate Management Levels – which
established a low and high AML of 47-66 horses and 20-35 burros on Wheeler Pass HMA to be managed
by the Forest Service. For 12-month occupancy, this BLM AML determination is equivalent to a forage
allocation of 792 AUMS for horses (AU factor of 1.0) and 210 AUMS for burros (AU factor of 0.5) for a
total of 1,002 AUM.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40960&exp=overview

SPRUCE-PEQUOP HMA

  • Acres: 234,975  of BLM land and 5,769 of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 240,744 .
  • AML:   49-82  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep
  • Wildlife: Wild horses must share their habitat with domestic livestock and wildlife species such as mule deer, elk, and pronghorn antelope

Wells Field Office

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

Spruce NV04346, Cattle / Total AUMs 10,966 – Total Livestock 3,128

STONE CABIN HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2021 STONE CABIN EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

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STONEWALL HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SURPRISE COMPLEX

Consist of 5-6 HMA’s.  Includes Massacre Lakes, High Rock, Wall Canyon, Bitner, Nut Mountain and recently added Fox Hog

  •     acres
  • AML:   
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2021 SURPRISE COMPLEX WILD HORSE GATHER

ePlanning

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TOBIN RANGE HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

TRIPLE B HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2020 TRIPLE B MAVERICK-MEDICINE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
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2018 TRIPLE B COMPLEX WILD HORSE GATHER

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Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
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WARM SPRINGS CANYON HMA

  • ACRES: 91,710  – 91,105 acres of BLM land and 605 acres of a mix of private and other public lands / This hma is included in a portion of the NV00128 – Soldier Meadow grazing allotment (which includes sections of Calico and Black Rock) cattle AUM 8784
  • AML:   105-175 wild horses and 14-24 wild burros              
  • EST 2020:   #  370  horses   #  37 burros   # 1600 cattle   # 0 sheep 

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock during part of the year and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, California bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, chukar partridge, coyote, bobcats, and various rodents. Unique to this area is a threatened minnow species, desert dace, that is only found in the hot springs located in the southern part of the HMA. 

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

WASSUK HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                   
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

WHEELER PASS HMA

  • NV0507 Horse / Burro
  •  275,575  acres: blm 273,898
  • AML:    47-66 H / 30-35 B     
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep           
  • EST 2020:             #  234  horses  # 92  burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020

Wheeler Wash NV02028, Cattle / Total AUMs 0 – Total Livestock 0 – EPHEMERAL

WHISTLER MOUNTAIN HMA

  •  NV0504 – Horse / Burro
  • 161,969  acres; 157,443 Blm
  • AML:  16-27 H / 29-49 B    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  50  horses    # 43  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

OTHER NEVADA

Conflicts: Yes, often private land owners (Cattle ranchers)


2020 JAKES WASH EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

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2020 MEADOW VALLEY MOUNTAINS DELAMAR MOUNTAINS EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

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Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
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2020 SEAMAN AND WHITE RIVER HERD AREAS WILD HORSE GATHER

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Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
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2020 SELENITE WILD BURRO GATHER

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Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
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2019 Caliente Complex Wild Horse Gather

Eplanning

Animals:   102 gathered / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:   July 29-Oct 7 2019            Gather Method:  Bait
Contractor:   ?  UNK                             Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 100 Animals Gathered:  102                      
Facility:   FALLON      Max capacity:  3000        Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: 1      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO
Plan: Remove 100 excess wild horses from in and around the Caliente Complex of Herd Areas (HAs), and Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas (HMAs): address horses outside the HAs and HMAs that are a public safety risk and that are damaging private property.

Notes: Unable to locate contract during these dates – No record of horses on government sites

Gather Details:

Wild horses drink from a broken irrigation pipe on private land near Caliente, Nevada. Excess wild horses are leaving nearby herd areas and herd management areas and crossing roadways in search of resources. Vehicle collisions with wild horses have occurred on U.S. Highway 93 and wild horses have been spotted on State Routes 319 and 322 outside Panaca and Pioche, Nev. The animals are causing considerable damage to private property.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office on or about July 29, 2019 will conduct an in-house, wild horse gather to remove excess wild horses from in and around the Caliente Complex of Herd Areas (HAs), and Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The purpose of the gather is to address horses outside the HAs and HMAs that are a public safety risk and that are damaging private property.

Details of Gather

The BLM will begin gather operations on or about July 29, 2019. The gather is expected to last approximately 60 days. The gather will be conducted by BLM staff using a bait and water trap method; no contracted helicopters will be used. The BLM plans to gather and remove up to 100 excess wild horses. 

Public Observation

The BLM’s priority is to conduct safe, efficient, and successful wild horse gather operations while ensuring humane care and treatment of all animals. The BLM will use the best available science and handling practices for wild horses while meeting the overall gather goals and objectives in accordance with its Comprehensive Animal Welfare Policy. Because animals are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity, only essential gather operation personnel will be allowed at the trap site during gather operations.

Adoption Information

Wild horses identified for removal will be transported to the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nev., where they will be checked by a veterinarian and prepared for the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption and Sale Program. For information on how to bring home a wild horse or burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb

Background

The Caliente Herd Area Complex’s nine HAs are managed for zero wild horses due to insufficient forage and water to sustain healthy and viable herds long-term. Currently, an estimated 2,085 wild horses reside within the Complex. The wild horse population in the Eagle HMA is estimated at 2,253 animals. Appropriate Management Level (AML) is 100-210 wild horses. The Silver King HMA has a wild horse population of 365 wild horses. AML is 60-128 wild horses.

Due to limited forage and water, excess wild horses are leaving the HAs and HMAs and crossing roadways in search of resources. Vehicle collisions with wild horses have occurred on U.S. Highway 93 and wild horses have been spotted on State Routes 319 and 322 outside Panaca and Pioche, Nev. The animals are also causing considerable damage to private property.

The Caliente Herd Area Complex, and Eagle and Silver King HMAs are located in southern Lincoln County, around Caliente, Nevada, and are administered by the BLM Ely District, Caliente Field Office.

GATHER REPORTS:

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

Animals Gathered: 102

(43 Stallions, 44 Mares, 15 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 101

(43 Stallions, 43 Mares, 15 Foals)

Animal Deaths: 1

Pre-existing conditions: 1

Acute:  0


Sept. 27, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 50 degrees, High 83 degrees

Animals gathered: 5 (3 Studs, 1 Mare, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 5 (3 Studs, 1 Mare, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 24, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 50 degrees, High 83 degrees

Animals gathered: 11 (3 Studs, 5 Mares, 3 Foals)

Animals shipped: 11 (3 Studs, 5 Mares, 3 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 12, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 60 degrees, High 89 degrees

Animals gathered: 10 (2 Studs, 6 Mares, 2 Foals)

Animals shipped: 10 (2 Studs, 6 Mares, 2 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 4, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 64 degrees, High 93 degrees

Animals gathered: 8 (2 Studs, 5 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 8 (2 Studs, 5 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 29, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 8-10 MPH, Low 63 degrees, High 92 degrees

Animals gathered: 14 (7 Studs, 5 Mares, 2 Foals)

Animals shipped: 14 (7 Studs, 5 Mares, 2 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 22, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 66 degrees, High 89 degrees

Animals gathered: 13 (7 Studs, 3 Mares, 3 Foals)

Animals shipped: 13 (7 Studs, 3 Mares, 3 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 21, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 90 degrees

Animals gathered: 10 (5 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 10 (5 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 20, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 90 degrees

Animals gathered: 9 (4 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 9 (4 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 7, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 70 degrees, High 95 degrees

Animals gathered: 6 (3 Studs, 2 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 6 (3 Studs, 2 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 2, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-4 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 91 degrees

Animals gathered: 16 (7 Studs, 9 Mares, 0 Foals)

Animals shipped: 15 (7 Studs, 8 Mares, 0 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 1
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 1

  • 8-2-19 7 year old Cramello mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to pre-existing injury (missing eye).

2016 Wood Hills Emergency Wild Horse Gather

ePlanning

Animals:   55 gathered / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:   9/4/16 – 9/9/16                                  Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 60 Animals Gathered:   55                     
Facility:  Palomino         Max capacity:   1850            Public Access: Y
Dead Animals: 1      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO
Plan: remove 60 excess wild horses from the Wood Hills area, approx 10 miles from nearest (HMA), due to declining water sources on public lands.

Notes

Gather Details:

Gather Complete
9/4/16 – 9/9/16

Purpose of Gather:Wild Horse and Burro Logo

To remove excess wild horses from the Wood Hills area, approximately 10 miles from the nearest herd management area (HMA), due to declining water sources on public lands. 

Details of Gather:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko District, Wells Field Office, will begin a wild horse water bait trap gather to remove approximately 60 wild horses in the Wood Hills area that are outside the HMA and residing in largely private lands. The wild horses in the Wood Hills area have been determined to be excess and are also residing largely on private lands outside of the HMA boundary. The nearest HMA is the Spruce-Pequop HMA located approximately 10 miles. This proposed water and bait trap gather would attempt to remove all the excess wild horses from the Wood Hills area due to the declining critical water source on public lands and gathering the excess wild horses and removing them from the area will prevent further resource degradation and allow the range to recover from wild horse impacts. 

The contractor for this gather is Sampson Livestock. 

Public Observation: 

Due to the sensitive nature of the bait-trap gather method, no public observation was offered so as not to disturb gather operations. 

Adoption Information: 

Excess wild horses removed from the range will be transported to the Palomino Valley Center, NV WH&B facilities to be prepared for the BLM wild horse adoption program or for long-term pastures.

Background:

The wild horses in the Wood Hills area have been determined to be excess and are also residing largely on private lands outside of the HMA boundary. The nearest HMA is the Spruce-Pequop HMA located approximately 10 miles. This proposed water and bait trap gather would attempt to remove all the excess wild horses from the Wood Hills area due to the declining critical water source on public lands and gathering the excess wild horses and removing them from the area will prevent further resource degradation and allow the range to recover from wild horse impacts.

Wood Hills non HMA population is estimated at 60 horses (landowner observed 51 on private lands on a flight on August 4, 2016).

GATHER REPORTS:

Sunday, September 4

Summary: Gathered 15 horses (3 studs, 7 mares, 3 foals) with average Henneke Body Condition Score of 3-4.

Animals gathered: 15 (3 studs, 7 mares, 3 foals)
Animals shipped:  0
Total deaths today:  0
Acute:
Chronic/Pre-existing: 

Monday, September 5

Summary: Gathered 9 horses (2 studs, 5 mares, 2 foals) with average Henneke Body Condition Score of 3-4.

Animals gathered: 9 (2 studs, 5 mares, 2 foals)
Animals shipped:  0
Total deaths today:  1
Acute: 1*
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

* Ten (10+) year old grey mare died due to acute trauma (broken neck)

Tuesday, September 6

Summary: Gathered 6 horses (2 studs, 2 mares, 2 foals) with average Henneke Body Condition Score of 2.5 to 4.0.

Animals gathered: 6 (2 studs, 2 mares, 2 foals)
Animals shipped:  16 to Palomino Valley Center (PVC)
Total deaths today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, September 7

Summary: Gathered 25 horses with average Henneke Body Condition Score of 3.0 to 4.0.

Animals gathered: 25 (5 studs, 12 mares, 5 foals, 2 geldings, 1 henny). The two geldings and one henny gathered appears to be estray animals. The NV brand inspector will verify tomorrow and possibly take possession of these animals. 
Animals shipped:  0
Total deaths today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, September 8

Summary: No horses gathered today.

Animals gathered: 0 
Animals shipped:  30 horses to PVC
Total deaths today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Friday, September 9

Summary: No horses gathered today. The NV State Brand Inspector accepted possession of privately owned horses consisting of 3 geldings and one mare today. All horses have been shipped to short term holding PVC. No other horses have been observed in proximity of the trap for several days. Gather operations will be discontinued as of today.  

Animals gathered: 0 
Animals shipped:  5 horses to PVC
Total deaths today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

IN THE NEWS: coming soon


2015 Humboldt Wild Horse Gather

Animals:  303 gathered / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:  1/30/15 – 2/5/15       Gather Method:   HELI
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 200 Animals gathered:   303                     
Facility:  Burns, OR / Palomino     Max:       /1,850        Public Access: Y / Y
Dead Animals: 1      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: yes / Call Gather Information Hotline at: (775) 861-6700
Plan: BLM plans to humanely gather approximately 200 wild horses through the use of a helicopter gather

NOTES: Exceeded removal by 103

Gather Details

Gather Complete
1/30/15 – 2/5/15

Purpose of Gather:Wild Horse and Burro Logo

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office will use helicopter to achieve and maintain a population of zero wild horses within the Humboldt Herd Area (HA). The Humboldt HA is not managed for wild horses due to the checkerboard land pattern and therefore no AML has been set and the area is managed for zero wild horses. The gather is taking place as a result of impacts to private property. 

Details of Gather:

BLM plans to humanely gather approximately 200 wild horses through the use of a helicopter gather. Details of the gather are available on this website by following the links in the right column.

The Humboldt HA is located approximately 30 miles south of Winnemucca, Nevada and extends along the east side of Interstate 80 to Lovelock, Nevada. The Humboldt HA was not designated for the long term management of the wild horses in the Sonoma-Gerlach Management Framework Plan (SG-MFP) due to the checkerboard land pattern found within the HA and therefore, is not managed for wild horses and burros. 

The gather area is comprised of 431,544 acres of both private and public lands. The wild horse population within the Humboldt HA is estimated to be 200 animals. The exact origin of these wild horses has not been determined. However, some animals may have been missed in the initial gather to remove wild horses from the area in 1985. Other wild horses may have migrated into the Humboldt HA from adjacent Herd Management Areas (HMAs). Removing these wild horses will help to prevent further deterioration of the range in an effort to achieve a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship as required under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, and Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as well as help to achieve and maintain healthy, viable wild horse populations. 

Public Observation: 

Please call the Gather Information Hotline at: (775) 861-6700, select option 1.  The voice recording will leave a detailed message of when and where to meet if you are interested in observing gather operations.  Please RSVP by leaving your name and phone number. 

GATHER REPORTS:

Friday, January 30

Summary: Gather delayed in the a.m. due to weather, including wind gusts and low clouds on ridges.  Temperatures from low 30s to mid 40s.  Gather began approximately 10:00 a.m. 14 Stallions, 20 Mares, 18 Foals gathered today. 

Animals gathered: 52
Animals shipped:  0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Saturday, January 31

Summary: Weather was sunny and warm with a high of 60 degrees and calm winds. 31 Stallions, 36 Mares, 16 Foals gathered today. 

Animals gathered: 83
Animals shipped:  40
Total Deaths Today:  1
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 1*

* Right foreleg had previous multiple fractures and was deformed.

Sunday, February 1

Summary: Gather site will be moved in the a.m. Weather was cloudy with a high of 45 degrees and moderate winds. 13 Stallions, 9 Mares, 5 Foals gathered today. 

Animals gathered: 27
Animals shipped:  77
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Monday, February 2

Summary: A new gather site will be used in the a.m. Weather was cloudy and rainy.  Gather operations did not occur due to rain. No horses were gathered today. 

Animals gathered: 0
Animals shipped:  44
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Tuesday, February 3

Summary: A new gather site was used today. Weather was cloudy and windy. 33 stallions, 35 mares, 19 foals gathered today

Animals gathered: 87
Animals shipped:  0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, February 4

Summary: Weather at trap site was warm and calm with a high of 50 degrees.  Weather at holding sunny/calm and highs in 50’s. 16 stallions, 16 mares, 7 foals gathered today

Animals gathered: 39
Animals shipped:  79
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, February 5

Summary: Weather at trap site was warm and calm with a high of 50 degrees. Gather operations have ended. 5 stallions, 7 mares, 3 foals gathered today

Animals gathered: 15
Animals shipped:  62
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


MAPS
2009
date unknown – note differences from the 2009 sand springs area

This NEVADA 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, SLAUGHTER RECORDS, 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.

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