NEW MEXICO HMA

BLM New Mexico manages two wild horse and burro herd management areas on nearly 29 thousand acres. The combined appropriate management level for all HMAs in the state is 83 animals.

There are several USFS Wild Horse Territories in New Mexico: • Caja del Rio •Jarita • Jicarilla • Heber -AZ ?• Mesa Las Viejas • Mesa Montosa • Deep Creek • San Diego • Caja del Rio • Chicoma

There are Three ? USFS Wild Burro Territories: • Dome (Bandelier) • Saguaro -AZ ? • Double A -AZ ?

Since 1971, the BLM has removed approximately 700 animals from public rangelands in New Mexico.

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










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 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


BORDO ATRAVESADO HMA

  • 19605   acres
  • AML: 46-60  
  • Livestock AMU:  2,719  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  98  horses   # 0  burros   # 273 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020 

BORDO ATRAVESADO NM01254, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,719 – Livestock use 273

BLM authorizes burro gather in Inyo and San Bernardino counties – April 2021 – No gather reports located

CARRACAS MESA HMA

JMA   herd area shows nothing but grazing now, and isn’t a part of the map for Jacarilla

  • ? / Farmington Field Office
  • 32000  acres: The BLM managed herd area is 8,999 acres.  The adjacent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Jicarilla Ranger District-managed Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory (WHT) is approximately 76,000 acres.  The BLM and USFS jointly manage the Jicarilla wild horse herd.
  • AML: 23 ? / The USFS Jicarilla WHT AML is 50-105, making the joint management AML for the herd 73-128 head.
  • Livestock AMU:  1567  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  0 ?  horses   # 0  burros   # 259 cattle   # 0 sheep

NOTED (oct 30 21): I question this claim of AML 23. I believe this herd has been totally dissolved already. This area according to documents and noted by Western watershed grazing allotments on arcgis map shows no herd area listed at all (see images). Also BLM states on herd site: Livestock grazing is permitted on most of the Herd Area, while an approximately 9,000 acre parcel has been relinquished for wildlife and wild horses. (It just so happens BLM hma is 8999 acres, and same is missing from images). Just a matter of time before Carracas link goes dead.

Wildlife: Wildlife commonly viewed in the Herd Management Area include black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, elk, bald and golden eagles, red tail hawks, ravens, and a host of smaller terrestrial wildlife. 

Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020 

Rosa Community NM05058, Cattle / Total AUMs 1567 – Livestock use 259

BLM authorizes burro gather in Inyo and San Bernardino counties – April 2021   – No gather reports located

CAJA WHT   

  • 00614 Horse – USFS / active but no burro / Espanola Ranger District
  • 8,809  acres
  • AML:  none given, no count noted at all  /  AWHC claimed 60 in an article
  • Livestock AMU:  ?  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  ?  horses   # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep

         # 2020 – ?, 1975 – 55, 1978 – 37, 1988 – 45

Wildlife:  mule deer and mountain lions.

The herd history is not well known. The herd may be quite old since it is in close proximity to the earliest Spanish settlements and first source of horses. Wild horses have been known to frequent the Caja since at least 1934. After passage of the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971, the Caja Wild Horse Territory was officially recognized and listed. In 1975, 1978, and 1988, studies were conducted to obtain information on the herd. The 1975 study estimated a population of 55 horses; the 1978 study estimated a population of 37 horses; and the 1988 study estimated a population of 45 horses. From the date of herd designation, there have been neither herd reductions nor herd supplementation. There is only speculation to account for the relatively stable herd numbers: lion predation, illegal shooting and capture, or disease

  

Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020

USFS – CAJA DEL RIO, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? /66,873ac

Need records for livestock #’s

CHICOMA WBT

  • 00614  Burro – USFS / inactive 1988 nepa / Espanola Ranger District
  • 2,893  acres
  • AML:  0  
  • Livestock AMU:  ?  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 2 / records as of 2020

USFS – Chicoma, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 8,189 ac
USFS – Oso-Vallecitos, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 43,925ac

Need records for livestock #’s

DEEP CREEK WHT

  • ? / USFS / Glenwood Ranger District / Gila National Forest
  •   acres
  • AML: ?  
  • Livestock AMU:  ?  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

USFS , Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / ac

Need records for livestock #’s

2018 Advocates Go after Ranchers Forest Permit After Wolf’s Death

DOME WBT

  • JEMEZ RANGER DISTRICT
  • 00323 Burro – USFS / inactive 2005 nepa
  • 3,426  acres
  • AML: ?  
  • Livestock AMU:  ?  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020

USFS Alamo, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 22,017 ac

Need records for livestock #’s

GODFREY HILLS HMA

  • NM0002 /  district
  • 27,108  acres:  BLM 9,407
  • AML:  0  
  • Livestock AMU:  790 cattle
  • EST 2020   #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # 68 cattle   # 0 sheep

Energy Conflicts:

Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020   See individual HMA’s

2020  Livestock AMU:      Livestock use:       WHB:   

GODFREY HILLS NM63079, Cattle / Total AUMs 790 – Livestock use 68

HEBER WHT ?

JARITA MESA WHT   

  • EL RITO RANGER DISTRICT / 505-581-4554
  • 0201 Horse – USFS / Nepa 2002 – active but no burro
  • 23,882 acres
  • AML: 20 and 70  
  • Livestock AMU:  ?  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep

Wildlife: include black bear, mule deer, elk

Livestock grazing is permitted within the wild horse territory.

Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020  

USFS Jarita Mesa, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 64,266 ac

Need records for livestock #’s

Removals
2011 https://www.krwg.org/post/wild-horse-roundup-el-rito facility East Canon Correctional Complex in Colorado

JICARILLA WHT 

  • JICARILLA RANGER DISTRICT / Stan Dykes 505-632-2956
  • 0301 Horse – USFS / Nepa 2004 – active
  • 75,986  acres
  • AML: 50 and 105  
  • Livestock AMU:  ?  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020 – and planned revisions

USFS Jarita Mesa, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 64,266 ac

Need records for livestock #’s

12-069 – Jarita Mesa Livestock Grazing Association et al v. United States Forest Service et al

Carson National Forest Revision of Land and Resource Management Plan
Revision of the 1986 Carson National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to update plan direction – Under Analysis

Energy Conflict: Yes / 5

Jicarilla Ranger District is well-roaded due to significant oil and gas development.

2013  oil & gas lease sales EA

Carson National Forest Projects – subject to changes

Coleman Oil and Gas, Inc., Well locations and ancillary facilities.proposes to construct, drill, produce, and maintain three natural gas well locations and associated ancillary facilities. – Analysis Completed
Coleman Oil and Gas, Inc., Carson 32-4-32 #1H well location and ancillary facilities.proposes to construct, drill, produce, and maintain a natural gas well location, with two wells, and associated ancillary facilities. – Under Analysis
LOGOS Resources II, LLC Rosa East Compressor site and Rosa East Receiver site pipeline project.proposes to construct a pipeline compressor site and a pipeline receiver site to support their existing pipeline gathering system. – Analysis Completed
Hilcorp Energy Company, San Juan 30-5 Unit #249H well location and ancillary facilities.Hilcorp Energy Company proposes to construct, drill, produce, and maintain a natural gas well location and associated ancillary facilities. – CANCELLED
Williams Four Corners, LLC (WFC) Special Use Authorization, Oil and Gas PipelineThe Forest Service is proposing to approve an application for a special use authorization, submitted by WFC. The special use authorization would allow WFC to operate and maintain an existing natural gas pipeline and associated infrastructure system. – Under Analysis

Removals: December 2004, 12 wild horses 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/carson/home/?cid=FSBDEV7_011694 roundups and docs

MESA DE LAS VIEGAS WBT

  • COYOTE RANGER DISTRICT/CANJILON RANGER DISTRICT
  • 00102 Burro – USFS Wild Horse and Burro Territory / inactive
  • 24,413 acres
  • AML: 0  
  • Livestock AMU:  ?  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 3 / records as of 2020

USFS Chama, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 40,363  ac
USFS Cebolla, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 20,600  ac
USFS English, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 8,256  ac

Need records for livestock #’s

MESA MONTOSA WBT

  • CANJILON RANGER DISTRICT
  • 00101 Burro – USFS Wild Horse and Burro Territory / inactive
  • 21,578 acres
  • AML: 0  
  • Livestock AMU:  ?  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 3 / records as of 2020  

USFS Mogote, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 16,596  ac
USFS El Rito- Lobato, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 95,407  ac
USFS Canjilon, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 24,822  ac

Need records for livestock #’s

OUTSIDE OF HERD AREAS – NM

  • NM000Z
  • 70,809  acres:  BLM 54,742
  • AML:  0  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep
  • EST 2020   #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep

Last removal:  Apr-95 Last Gather Mo/Year is based on 10 or more animals removed during the fiscal year.

PUNCHE VALLEY HMA

  • NM0004 /  district
  • 70,809  acres:  BLM 54,742
  • AML:  0  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep
  • EST 2020   #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep

Energy Conflicts:

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2020  Livestock AMU:      Livestock use:       WHB:  0
2019  Livestock AMU:      Livestock use:       WHB 0

Need records for livestock #’s

, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 0 – Livestock use 0

SAN DEIGO WBT

  • JEMEZ RANGER DISTRICT
  • 00327 Burro – USFS Wild Horse and Burro Territory / inactive 2005 nepa
  • 2,274 acres
  • AML: 0  
  • Livestock AMU:  ?  cattle
  • EST 2020       #  0  horses   # 0  burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep

 

Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020 

USFS San Diego, Cattle / Total AUMs ? – Livestock use ? / 80,439 ac

Need records for livestock #’s


The ranchers didn’t have enough cattle allotments, the red dots are now inactive WHB areas with zero AML

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

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