Pine Nut Mountains HMA
(Previously known as Nut Mountain)
Most coat colors can be found among the Pine Nut horses. The horses generally stand 13 to 14 hands tall (52 to 56 inches measured from the ground to the top of their withers).
Location: The Pine Nut Mountain HMA, is located in the Pine Nut Mountain Range of Lyon, Douglas and Carson Counties approximately 5 miles east of Carson City, Nevada.
Size: The area consists of 95,391 acres of BLM land and 8,925 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 104,316 acres.
Topography/Vegetation: The topography of the HMA ranges from rolling hills (approximately 5,000 feet) to close to 9,000 feet at the tops of the tallest peaks. Temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit at lower elevations during July and August and can drop to as low as 10 degrees during December and January. Average annual precipitation is strongly influenced by elevation and varies from six to 16 inches. Because of the diverse topography and various habitat types, many species of wildlife exist within the HMA, including lizards, rodents, raptors (including prairie falcons and golden eagles), pronghorn antelope and mule deer.
Dominant vegetation consists of pinyon-pine, juniper, sagebrush, cheatgrass, Indian ricegrass, pine bluegrass, Sandberg bluegrass, Thurber needlegrass, and bottlebrush squirreltail.