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Chapter 6
Livestock Grazing Management

Specific Livestock Management Guidelines

 

ALLOTMENT
LOCATION

SPECIFIC RESOURCE

GUIDELINE

Within SJV listed species habitat
(refer to map)

Mulch Readiness

500 lbs/ac. and 2" green growth, or 700 lbs/ac. without green growth.

 

Mulch Threshold

500 lbs/ac.

 

Saltbush Scrub

(see allocation table)

Dec.1 - May 31 season of use and 20% max. utlization, or meets form class, foliage density, and reproductive uniformity criteria.

 

Other key perennials

Undefined season of use and 50% max. utilization.

Outside SJV listed species habitat
(includes CACO habitat)

Mulch Readiness

Add 2" green growth to min. threshold level, or add 200 lbs/ac. without green growth.

 

Mulch Threshold

Level determined based on range site requirements (see allocation table).

 

All Key perennials

50% max. utilzation.

Riparian areas
(see alloctions)

Poor - Fair condition

Nov. 1 - May 31 season of use, 50% max. utilization.

 

Good - Excellent condition

Maintain current season of use, 50% max. utilization.

Known CACA population

 

No grzing unless in approved study or research show grazing beneficial.

High potential CACA habitat

 

No grazing during critical flowering period Feb. 15 - Apr. 30.

Known LECO population

 

No grazing unless in approved study or research shows grazing beneficial.  Grazing may be allowed outside a study with USF&W approval.

Known ERKE population

 

No grazing unless in approved study or research shows grazing beneficial.

Known ERHO population

 

No special restrictions.

Known occurrence of GKR
(see allocations)

 

No grazing during haystacking (Apr 1 - Jun 15) in certain years.

Carrizo Plain Natural Area
(see allocations)

 

Refer to CPNA management plan.

If other species become listed

 

Prescription that takes into account specific species requirements.

 

CACA = California jewelflower, Caulanthus californicus
CACO = California condor,
CPNA = Carrizo Plain Natural Area
ERHO = Hoover´s woolly star, Eriastrum hooveri
ERKE = Kern mallow, Eremalche kernensis
GKR = giant kangaroo rat
LECO = San Joaquin woolly threads, Lembertia congdonii
SJV = San Joaquin Valley

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