In May of 2014 the Forest Service conducted their first aerial wild horse inventory of the Apache-Sitgreaves. They followed up with another one in February of 2015 and some since then. Inventories are part of their preparation of the Heber Wild Horse Territory management plan.
A sample of some of the numerous flight photos taken during the 2014 and 2015 inventories. Also a map showing where horses were seen during the 2014 inventory. Most of the horses are not in the Territory partially due to being unable to access a large part of it because of cattle pasture fences and natural geographical barriers. The Heber Wild Horse Territory draft management plan calls for the capture and removal of horses not using the Territory. Photos and map obtained through a FOIA request.