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NEVADA WILD HORSE FACTS


(Updated 8/11/15)
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10x More Livestock on BLM Land in Nevada than wild horses:


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1971: wild horses and burros were found on 22 million acres of BLM land.
Today: wild horses and burros exist on just 14 million acres.
Net loss: 8 million acres.
Source: BLM

11,987 wild horses and 824 burros allowed to graze on 14 million acres (Source:
BLM)
172,909 cow/calf pairs (annual equivalent) allowed to graze on 45 million acres of
BLM land in Nevada. (Source: BLM)
2 million Animal Unit Months (AUMs) forage for livestock vs. 153,732 AUMs for wild
horses allocated statewide.
Source: BLM wild horse program & BLM grazing program.

Removed from BLM Land in Nevada 1996 2013:


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76,685 horses
4,506 burros
81,191 total
Source: BLM

MAP

Nevada has 85 Herd Management Areas remaining. See population statistics


here.
The Fish Springs and Pine Nut wild horses are being treated with PZP fertility
control.