Nut Mountain Herd Management Area (CA-266)

LOCATION:   The Nut Mountain Herd Management Area is located 40 miles east of Cedarville, CA in Washoe County, NV.
 
ACREAGE:     40,500 acres are managed for wild horses
 
ELEVATION: 5,600 feet to 6,900 feet
 
TOPOGRAPHY/VEGATATION: The area is mainly rolling hills. Areas of big and low sage with bitterbrush dominate the landscape with an understory of bluegrass, squirreltail, Idaho fescue and needlegrass.    
 
WILDLIFE: Dominant wildlife species include pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse.
 
HERD SIZE:    30 to 55 head
 
HORSE COLORS:      Blacks and Bays with some piebalds
 

SIZE OF HORSES:     14-16 hands and 900-1100 pounds

HISTORY:       The horses in this area likely originated from historical ranching operations.

Horses in Nut Mountain Herd Management AreaStud horse from Nut Mountain Herd Mangement Area

Nut Mountain Herd Management Area map 

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