Wild Horse and Burro Maps by State
The maps available for download in the table below display herd management areas and herd areas under BLM’s jurisdiction to manage wild horses and burros, by state.
Maps of Herd Areas and Herd Management Areas by State
The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act directed the BLM to determine the areas where horses and burros were found roaming in 1971, and to manage them "in a manner that is designed to achieve and maintain a thriving natural ecological balance on the public lands." The law also stipulated in Section 1339 that "Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the [Interior] Secretary to relocate wild free-roaming horses or burros to areas of the public lands where they do not presently exist."
Some BLM public lands where horses and burros were found in 1971 are not currently being managed for wild horses and burros, for a variety of reasons, including conflicts with private land, land that was transferred out of BLM’s jurisdiction, and lands where there were substantial conflicts with other resource values, such as the need to protect habitat for endangered or threatened species. The maps below correspond to segments of public lands that are not managed for wild horses and burros.