State Herd Area: Little Owyhee HMA, Nevada
BLM Animals on Range: Horses & Burros
Elevation: 5,000 to 5,500 feet
Climate: Continental and semi-arid with cool, moist winters and warm, dry summers.
Precipitation: 6 to 14 inches, occurring primarily in the winter and spring
Average annual temperature: 43 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit.
Vegetation: Almost entirely the sagebrush-grass types typical of the cold desert and Great Basin. Forage species for wild horses are primarily the perennial grasses: needlegrass, ricegrass, wheatgrass, squirrel tail, and bluegrass.
AML for this HMA: 179 to 298 head.
Horses within the HMA are descendants of ranch horses that either escaped or were released into the area.