ABOUT THE GARDEN
The Devil's Garden Plateau is designated Wild Horse Territory North of Alturas, CA. The 300,000 acres of territory is administered by the Modoc National Forest. The Garden ecosystem is high desert sagebrush-steppe composed of juniper, sagebrush and a variety of grasses and is home to deer and antelope as well as horses. The territory is also within permitted livestock allotments. Horses have been present on the Garden for 140 years, released or escaped from local ranchers and settlers. According to the Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory Management Plan the Appropriate Management Level (AML) is set at 206-402 horses. The wild horse population was recently estimated to be over 1,800 in 2019. Another round-up, as prescribed by the Wild Horse Territory Plan is planned for this autumn to reduce the impact of horses on delicate riparian areas, water sources, wildlife, and livestock grazing.
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