The Warm Springs Canyon Herd Management Area (HMA)
The HMA contains approximately 83,136 acres of public and private lands. The terrain consists of a plateau that is dissected by steep north-south trending canyons made up of volcanic materials. Elevations within the HMA range from 4,550 feet at Fly Canyon to 7,084 feet at Trough Mountain. Climate is characterized by warm dry days, cool nights and low yearly precipitation that ranges from 6 to 8 inches at lower elevations to approximately 14 inches at higher elevations.
How to get there:
The Warm Springs Canyon HMA is located in western Humboldt County, approximately 140 miles north of Reno, Nevada. The Warm Springs Canyon HMA is partially located within the Black Rock Desert/High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. The East Fork High Rock Canyon, the North Black Rock Range and the High Rock Lake Wilderness Areas are partially contained within the HMA.
About the burros:
There are an estimated 38 burros living in this HMA. The majority of the burros exhibit a gray color pattern; however, pinto burros are also found in the area. This HMA is also home to wild horses.