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Tierney Wild Horse Territory

The Tierney Wild Horse Territory (WHT) is administered by the Austin/Tonopah Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.


The Tierney WHT is located in Nevada approximately 30 miles south of Austin. The territory consists of 61,400 acres of Forest Service land in the central portion of the Toiyabe Mountain Range.

Elevation of the territory is between 6,900 and 10,500 feet. The area is semi-arid with precipitation estimated at 12 inches per year. The terrain is mountainous.

The vegetation within the territory is primarily pinyon-juniper interspersed with low sagebrush and mountain big sagebrush. Mountain mahogany, aspen, and willow communities associated with springs and drainages are present throughout the area.

Livestock grazing is permitted within the territory.


It is believed that wild horses on the Tierney WHT were once owned by the Yomba Indian Tribe.

For More Information

Contact the Austin Ranger District at 775-964-2671.