North Lander HMA Complex
(Includes Muskrat Basin, Conant Creek, Rock Creek and Dishpan Butte HMAs)
A full range of colors are present. Most horses are solid in color yet you may find a few pintos and blue roans scattered through the HMA.
Location: These four herd management areas (HMA) are located in east central Fremont County, north of Jeffrey City. They encompass over 375,000 acres of land, of which about 90 percent are BLM-administered public lands. While the four HMAs are managed with recognized individual populations, there is no geographic separation of the HMAs and the gates between them remain open a significant part of the year. As a result, the horses move regularly among the HMAs, helping to ensure the overall genetic health of the horses.
Size: More than 375,000 acres.
Topography/Vegetation: Topography of the area includes high ridges and steep terrain with grand vistas. Beaver Rim, located on the western edge of the HMAs, is a beautiful, high escarpment with amazing views of the Wind River Mountains, Copper Mountains and Owl Creek Mountains. The area receives five to 12 inches of precipitation a year, depending on the elevation, most of it in the form of snow. Vegetation is dominated by various sage and grass species.
Wildlife: Elk, deer and pronghorn inhabit this area.