The chart below shows the stocking rate in animals per thousand acres as a function of land area for HMAs in Nevada. Stocking rates are based on the upper values of the AMLs and include both horses and burros. The stocking rate for the Virginia Range (horses only) is based on a census in early 2018.
Three observations from the chart:
- Most stocking rates are less than 2 animals per thousand acres
- Stocking rates vary inversely with HMA size
- Stocking rates for large HMAs (above 500,000 acres) are basically constant
The average HMA in Nevada has 193,000 acres.
The HMA with the largest stocking rate is Fort Sage (formerly Fox Hog).
The average stocking rate for Nevada HMAs is 0.84 animals per thousand acres.