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Table 2. Allotments which have been determined to be Category 1 based on rangeland health assessments and other information. Information current as of February 1999.
(8 allotments)
 

Field 
Office

Allotment 
Name

Number Acres BLM

Initial S&G Cat.

Date Assess. Completed

Date Category
Determin ation

Final  S&G Cat.

Standards Not Met

Magnitude of Standards Not Met

Information Used for Final Cat

If final category different from initial, reasons

Alturas

Cold Springs

17,678

2

199808

199901

1

Other riparian areas in allotment not PFC.

The 4 above springs/meadows not being met; uplands did meet standards. Juniper encroachment was a significant factor in a few of these spring areas.

Riparian PFC assessment.

Dodge Spring Stringer Meadow (functioning at risk); Happy Dog Meadow and Spring; Norte Spring and Juoc Spring (functioning at risk).

Bakersfield

Kettleman Hills

4,193

1,4

199809

199809

1,4

species

10% of BLM lands in allotment

Upland assessment and professional judgment.

NA

Bakersfield

Old Arroyo

480

1,4

199809

199809

1,4

species

10% of BLM lands in allotment

Upland assessment and professional judgment

NA

Eagle Lake

Observation

149,063

4

199807

199808

1,4

Riparian

36% of the riparian sites are not meeting the riparian standard.

Riparian PFC assessment, upland monitoring information (primarily utilization).

Based on riparian assessments, and the analysis of monitoring information, cattle contributed to standards not being met.

Eagle Lake

Shaffer Mt.

25,752

1,4

199906

199908

1,4

N/A

Annual grasses (medusahead and cheatgrass) dominate about 70% of the allotment. Also, about 20% of 6 miles of creek in FAR with an upward trend.

N/A

N/A

Folsom

Appling Estate

1,178

1

199803

199903

1

Riparian/wetland; Guidelines 3, 6, 8 and 11.

For substantial portions of the main drainage within lease, grazing has degraded the riparian areas. Other smaller riparian areas are also impacted. Most occurrences of the federally listed species that occur within the lease are also affected by grazing.

Multiple field surveys from 1997-1999.

N/A

Folsom

Bigelow

110

1

199807

199903

1

Guideline 6: sustain native populations & communit

Impacts from grazing on oak regeneration only evident in small portions of the lease (about 10%) where mature oaks occur and revegetation is stunted.

Field inspection was completed using the information listed in initial categorization above.

N/A

Folsom

Visher, Mrs. Elsie

1,506

3

199807

199903

1

Riparian/wetland

N/A

Field inspection was completed using the information listed in initial categorization above.

Heavy grazing within the allotment (RDM<125 lb/acre) and near morning star spring.


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