Mustangs 4 Us
The Southern Nevada Office District
includes the following Herd Management Areas
(Click brown links to go to official BLM page about each HMA, or scroll down to read this website's coverage of the HMA:)
Nevada Wild Horse Range
The original planning for the Nellis Preserve was quite extensive and forward-thinking. There were several plans to add land from outside the AFB and to relinquish some of the AFB land to Air Force activities; to build a tourist center with interpretive installations, similar to a National parks' Visitor Center; to be a showpiece for good management, with a plan to rotate the horses through three pastures; There were plans to maintain stable population numbers, through "gentle" bait traps, as well as through surgical fertility control.
The original 1965 Plan maintained that there were no cattle on Nellis, but in fact there was a lot of trespass grazing. Originally after the 1971 Act, the plan was to eliminate the trespass cattle. But trespass grazing continued, pushing the horses out of their designated range and into Air Force activity zones. Naturally, The Air Force didn't like this. The result was that wild horses were gathered and the trespass ranchers were issued grazing leases, under the idea that by issuing grazing permits, the ranchers could be regulated and controlled.
Once protected, the Nellis herd grew from about 200 in 1971 to over 1000 by 1976.
Alyssa Weytjens and Dixie from Nellis:
NV525 Spring Mountain
|NV526 Lucky Strike|
part of NV 525
BLM-Managed Wild Horse & Burro Herd Management Areas:
Arizona California Colorado Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah
BLM Holding & Adoption Centers Long-Term Holding Facilities Non-BLM Wild Horse Areas:
Atlantic Coast Central USA
State of Nevada Dept. of Agriculture (Reno-Area Comstock/Virginia Range "Estrays")
US Forest Service Wild Horse Territories Sheldon USFWS
|NV527 Last Chance|