The South Steens HMA is about 70 miles southwest of Burns, Oregon along Hwy 205 and the Steens Mtn south loop road.
ACREAGE: Over 130,000 acres
ELEVATION/LANDMARKS: Elevation ranges from 5,000 to over 7,500 feet. Climate is harsh with very cold winters and dry, hot summers.
TOPOGRAPHY/VEGETATION: Area is in rugged high desert country located on the southwestern flank of Steens Mountain and is characterized by extremely rocky surfaces divided by canyons, rimrocks and plateaus, dissected by perennial and intermittent stream channels.
WILD LIFE: Pronghorn antelope, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, coyote, badger, black-tailed jackrabbit, cottontail, bobcat, and mountain lion. Golden eagle, chukar, California quail, red-tailed hawk, kestrel, and great horned owl.
HERD SIZE: 159 to 304 head
HORSE COLORS: Pinto, buckskin, sorrel, bay, palomino, gray, brown, black
SIZE OF HORSES: 900 to 1200 pounds, 14-16 hands
GENERAL INFORMATION/HISTORY: The HMA is managed for pinto colored horses with above average conformation.