What is it?
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District (CRD) has formed a Grazing Subcommittee of the Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC). Members of the Subcommittee will provide advice and recommendations to the RAC on a proposal to renew grazing permits on the Cerbat, Quail Springs, and Fort MacEwen grazing allotments.
The Kingman Field Office (KFO) provided a preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review that presented alternatives for fully processing a proposal to renew grazing permits on the Cerbat, Quail Springs, and Fort MacEwen grazing allotments. The KFO received nine comment letters and several telephone calls regarding the EA. The EA can be viewed at http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/style/medialib/blm/az/pdfs/nepa/projects/kingman/2011.Par.60428.File.dat/AZ-C010-11-0017-EA.pdf.
In order to address the concerns of the interested parties, including the grazing community and environmental organizations, the Subcommittee will perform several duties including identifying additional issues if needed or expand existing issues in the EA. The Subcommittee will also identify additional alternatives or expand existing alternatives.
Who is it?
The subcommittee members selected by the BLM and approved by the RAC are as follows:
- Lead - Doug Traub (RAC Member) and co-chair Dawn Hubbs (RAC Member)
- Ranching - Clay Overson
- Wildlife/Hunting - Gunnar Erickson
- Business/Economics - Gary Watson
- Conservation - Jack Ehrhardt
- Vegetation/Soils - Anita Waite
- Private Property Rights - Patrick Bray
When is it?
The term of this Subcommittee is expected to be less than one year and the initial meeting will be held at the BLM Kingman Field Office in Kingman, Arizona, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Kingman Field Office is located at 2755 Mission Boulevard, Kingman, Arizona, 86401. This is a public meeting and all interested public are encouraged to attend.
For more information regarding the Grazing Subcommittee, please contact Colorado River District Manager Roxie Trost at 928-505-1200.
Bureau of Land Management
Colorado River District
2610 Sweetwater Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406