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State Herd Area: Bullfrog (NV)
BULLFROG HERD MANAGEMENT AREA, NV Location/Habitat The Bullfrog Herd Management Area (HMA) surrounds the town of Beatty, Nevada, located within Nye County. The area consists of 127,600 acres. Elevations within the HMA range from a high of 6,031 feet in the Bare Mountains to a low of 3,095 feet south of Beatty. The area receives 5 inches of precipitation in the valley. The mountain tops may receive up to 12 inches. The HMA is 18 miles wide and 14 miles long. It is located in the north end of the Mojave Desert. This HMA provides suitable habitat for wild burros, but not for wild horses. Two wildlife species of special concern, the desert tortoise and Amargosa toad, live within this HMA. Vegetation The dominant vegetation found within the Bullfrog HMA includes blackbrush, desert needlegrass, Indian ricegrass, Nevada ephedra, winterfat (white sage), and fourwing saltbush. Herd Description Only a portion of the HMA has had an appropriate management level (AML) established. The decision to establish AML for the remainder of the HMA is under appeal.
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