Heber Wild Horse. iStock image.

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests release Heber wild horse management plan

HEBER, AZ — The forest service has released its draft plan for how to manage the wild horse herd in Arizona’s White Mountains.

The 47-page management plan from the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests proposes a large reduction in the size of the herd. Currently estimated at around 500 horses, forest officials are calling for a reduction to no more than 104 horses.

The remaining horses would also be confined to an area of 21 square miles, the same as the current boundary of the management area. To read the full plan from the forest service, click here.

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