BITNER HERD MANAGEMENT AREA, CALIFORNIA
LOCATION: The Bitner Herd Management Area lies in the northern Washoe County,
NV approximately 40 miles east of Cedarville, CA.
ACREAGE: 50,500 acres are managed for wild horses.
ELEVATION: 5,600 feet to 6,900 feet
TOPOGRAPHY/VEGATATION: The Bitner Table makes up two-thirds of the area and wraps around the Massacre Lakes Basin which is a large alkali lake bed. Vegetation consists primarily of big and low sage, with an understory of bluegrass, squirreltail, needlegrass, bluebunch wheatgrass and Idaho fescue.
WILDLIFE: Wildlife consists of pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse.
HERD SIZE: 15 to 25 head
HORSE COLORS: Blacks and bays with some piebald
SIZE OF HORSES: 14-16 hands and 900-1100 pounds
HISTORY: The horses in this area likely originated from historic ranching operations.