BLM Arizona manages eight wild horse and burro herd management areas on approximately 2.3 million acres. The combined appropriate management level for all HMAs in the state is 1,676.
Since 1971, the BLM has removed approximately 11,000 animals from public rangelands in Arizona as part of its efforts to maintain healthy horses and burros on healthy public rangelands. Animals removed from public rangelands are offered to the public for adoption; unadopted animals are cared for on open pastures for the rest of their lives. Below, find more details for on-going and recently completed gathers, organized by HMA.