High Rock Herd Management Area (CA-264)
LOCATION: The High Rock Herd Management Area is located approximately 45 miles north of Gerlach, NV and 45 miles south east of Cedarville, CA. The area is entirely in Washoe County, NV. The area is managed as two separate home ranges each having an appropriate management level.
ACREAGE: 115,000 acres are managed for wild horses
ELEVATION: 5,000 feet to 7,000 feet
TOPOGRAPHY/VEGATATION: Five deep canyons dissect the surrounding tablelands. Vegetation consists of big and low sage with bluegrass, squirreltail and needlegrass. Great Basin wild rye is common in the bottom of the High Rock Canyon.
WILDLIFE: Pronghorn, bighorn sheep, chukar, sage grouse and mule deer are common in the area.
HERD SIZE: 30 to 40 head for the East Canyon Home Range
48 to 80 head for the Little High Rock Home Range
HORSE COLORS: Bay, black, sorrels, palominos, and pintos
SIZE OF HORSES: 14-16 hands and 900-1100 pounds
HISTORY: Some of the horses in this herd exhibit Spanish mustang characteristics.
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