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Location: The Saulsbury Herd Management Area (HMA) is 16 miles east of Tonopah, Nevada, and is separated into two parcels (north & south) by lands administered by the Forest Service in Nye County.
Size: The area consists of 134,508 acres of BLM land and 573 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 135,081 acres.
Topography/Vegetation: The Saulsbury Herd Management Area (HMA) is 15 miles long and 6 miles wide. Elevations range from 8,173 feet on Sheep Mountain against the Forest Service boundary to a low of 5,292 feet against the Nellis Test Site boundary. North Saulsbury receives 8 to 10 inches of annual precipitation; South Saulsbury receives 5 to 8 inches. The salt desert shrub vegetation type dominates the alluvial fans and the lower foothills in the lower elevations. The sagebrush vegetation type occurs in the mountains and hills within the higher precipitation zones. The sagebrush vegetation type is dominated by black sagebrush with some scattered populations of Wyoming big sage. The pinyon-juniper woodlands vegetation type is limited in extent and is located in the upper elevations of the Monitor Range.