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State Herd Area: New Ravendale HMA, California

In 1971, wild horses and burros were found roaming across 53.8 million acres of Herd Areas (HAs), of which 42.4 million acres were under the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) jurisdiction. Today the BLM manages wild horses and burros in subsets of these HAs, known as Herd Management Areas (HMAs) that comprise 31.6 million acres, of which 26.9 million acres are under BLM management.

The New Ravendale HMA is located near the town of Ravendale, CA in Lassen County, CA and is bordered on the east by Highway 395. 27,500 acres are managed for wild horses

ELEVATION: 5,300 feet to 6,000 feet

TOPOGRAPHY/VEGATATION: Terrain consists of rolling hills with sagebrush/juniper/grass type vegetation. Mountain mahogany occurs in patched, generally on north slopes.

WILDLIFE: Wildlife in the area includes mule deer, mountain lions, coyote, bob cats, antelope, various rodents and many different species of birds.

HERD SIZE: 25 head

HORSE COLORS: Brown and Bay

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

HISTORY: The wild horses in this area likely originated from historical ranching stock consisting on both draft and light breeds.

 
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