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Table 3. Final category of allotments for which rangeland health assessments have been completed. Information current as of February 1999. (65 allotments)
 


Field Office


Allotment Name

Number Acres BLM

Initial S&G Cat.

Date Assess.
Completed

Date
Category Determination

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).

Alturas

Mitchell Hill

7,575

2

199807

199810

2

NA

NA

Upland assessment of 7575 acres.

NA

Arcata

HJ Ridge

1,160

2

199807

199812

2

NA

NA

Monitoring: Residual Dry Mulch/Ocular/Photos, Riparian PFC assessment (number of sites/stream reaches): 1, Upland assessment: 1000 acres interdisciplinary field visit.

NA

Arcata

Jewett Creek

440

2

199610

199812

2

NA

NA

Monitoring: Ocular/Photos. Upland assessment: 440 acres. Other: New lessee (1998) uses only 9 AUM's instead of the historic 89 AUMs; and the range condition looked great when it was under 89 AUM use level.

NA

Arcata

Pepper Gap

451

2

199806

199811

2

NA

NA

Monitoring: Residual Dry Mulch/Ocular/Photos, Riparian PFC assessment (number of sites/stream reaches): 4, Upland assessment: 400 acres interdisciplinary field visit.

NA

Arcata

Spanish Flat

9,100

2

199808

199812

4

Water Quality

Number of riparian sites/stream reaches not in PFC: 3 stream segments.

Monitoring(specify types): Residual Dry Mulch/Ocular/Photos/water temperature monitoring. Riparian PFC assessment (specify number of sites/stream reaches): 3. Upland assessment: 9000 acres interdisciplinary field visit.

Water temperature data became available for the creeks that pass through the allotment and drain into the ocean.

Arcata

Strawberry Rock

550

2

199806

199811

2

NA

NA

Monitoring: Residual Dry Mulch/Comparative Yield/Ocular/Photo points of key sites. Riparian PFC assessment (specify number of sites/stream reaches):2/1. Upland assessment: 550 acres.

NA

Arcata

Travis Ranch

4,607

4

199809

199812

4

Water Quality

NA

Monitoring: Ocular/Photos/Water temperature data/Residual Dry Mulch. Riparian PFC assessment (specify number of sites/stream reaches): 2. Upland assessment: 4607 acres - interdisciplinary team field assessment.

Category remains the same,; however,the standard not met has changed as a result of our interdisciplinary rangeland health assessment.

Arcata

Willis Ridge

4,080

2

199810

199812

2

NA

NA

Monitoring: Residual Dry Mulch/Ocular/Photos. Riparian PFC assessment (number of sites/stream reaches): 1. Upland assessment: 2000 acres interdisciplinary field visit.

NA

Bakersfield

Bluestone Ridge

2,953

2

199809

199809

2

NA

NA

field assessment

NA

Bakersfield

Canebrake

9,837

1

199804

199804

2

NA

NA

riparian and upland assessment, professional judgment.

riparian and upland assessment indicated fully functioning condition.

Bakersfield

Case Mountain

5,576

1

199807

199807

2

NA

NA

field assessments, professional judgment

Upland and riparian assessment determined that springs and seeps in proper functioning condition. Impacts to giant sequoias were not evident.

Bakersfield

Chico Martinez

8,353

1

199806

199806

2

NA

NA

upland assessment, professional judgment, monitoring data

upland assessment and professional judgment determined allotment making significant progress towards attaining species standard.

Bakersfield

Freedom Hill

2,278

1

199804

199804

2

NA

NA

riparian assessment/PFC checklist, professional judgment

riparian assessment determined proper functioning condition

Bakersfield

Goldpan Canyon

470

1,4

199812

199812

2

NA

NA

riparian and upland assessment, professional judgment

Riparian and upland assessment determined riparian functioning and impacts mainly due to road encroachment.

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

Loco Bill Canyon

640

1

199805

199805

2

NA

NA

field assessments

Upland and riparian assessment determined that standards were being met.

Bakersfield

Loraine

678

1,4

199812

199812

2

NA

NA

field assessments, professional judgment

riparian and upland assesments determined that proper functioning condition existed and standards were being met and any impacts were mainly caused by road encroachment.

Bakersfield

Lynch Canyon

510

3

199812

199812

2

NA

NA

field assessment

assessment determined meeting standards

Bakersfield

North Fork River

5,653

1

199808

199808

2

NA

NA

riparian and upland assessment, professional judgment

Riparian and upland assessment determined fully functioning condition.

Bakersfield

Oak Grove

2,841

1

199808

199808

2

NA

NA

riparian and upland assessment, professional judgment

riparian and upland assessment determined functioning condition.

Bakersfield

Old Arroyo

480

1,4

199809

199809

1,4

species

10% of BLM lands in allotment

Upland assessment and professional judgment

NA

Bakersfield

Pleito Hills

3,903

3

199808

199808

2

NA

NA

field assessment

field assessment determined meeting standards

Bakersfield

Short Canyon

3,260

1

199803

199803

2

NA

NA

upland assessment, professional judgment

field assessment determined standards being met.

Bakersfield

Spanish Needle Creek

3,160

1

199807

199807

2

NA

NA

riparian and upland assessment, professional judgment

riparian and upland assessment determined proper functionaing condition.

Bakersfield

Studhorse Canyon

498

1

199805

199805

2

NA

NA

riparian and upland assessment, professional judgment.

riparian and upland assessment indicated fully functioning condition.

Bakersfield

Washburn Ranch

8,190

1

199811

199811

2

NA

NA

riparian PFC checklist, professional judgment

Only small portion of riparian not functioning.

Bakersfield

Western Minerals Road

1,479

1

199803

199803

2

NA

NA

upland assessment, professional judgment.

upland assessment determined proper functioning condition or making significant progress towards.

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/wetla nd; 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

Banks, Vernon

1,141

3

199809

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standard and Guidelines.

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

Burgess, James

2,328

3

199808

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Campbell, Gordon (Sherwood)

285

3

199710

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Cuneo, Margaret

191

3

199812

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Dunlap, Andrew

311

3

199809

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Dunlap, Curtis

996

3

199809

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Griffith, Jerry (Hunter Valley)

7,911

3

199807

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Haigh, Alan G. (Penon Blanco)

982

3

199808

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Hope, Edgar

996

3

199808

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Meyer, George (Merced)

23,351

3

199806

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

O'Day, Lois (Dabadie)

820

3

199809

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Rapini, Delbert

140

1

199707

199803

2

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lease boundaries were changed to exclude the portion of the lease not meeting standards and guidelines. A small population of California verbena, a federally listed plant species, grew in riparian area within the lease. The small fenced field where the population occurs was not included in the new lease that was issued in the winter of 1998.

Folsom

Turpin, Lyle

1,141

3

199808

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Visher, Mrs. Elsie

1,506

3

199807

199903

1

Riparian/wetla nd

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.

Folsom

Whittle Ranch, Inc.

600

3

199808

199903

2

N/A

N/A

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

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Folsom

Wooster, Betty

240

3

199808

199903

2

N/A

N/A

Field inspection showed allotment to be in compliance with Rangeland Standards and Guidelines.

Redding

Clear Ck. Pasture

785

2

199810

199810

2

N/A

N/A

FY 98 Grazing Monitoring Report, Special Status Plant Inventory Report, Lower Clear Creek Erosion Inventory, Clear Creek Fishery Study, Lower Clear Creek Monitoring Project.

N/A

Redding

Dutch Gulch

1,661

1

199809

199902

2

N/A

N/A

FY 98 Grazing Summary Monitoring Report, Rangeland Assessment Site Documentation Worksheet and professional judgement.

Completed rangeland assessment has shown that all standards were achieved and conditions were better than originally perceived. Actions taken have shown improvement.

Redding

J. Taylor Lease

160

3

199812

199901

2

N/A

N/A

Monitoring, upland assessment and professional judgement.

Completed rangeland assessment shows all standards are being met.

Redding

Jellys/Battle Ck.

4,618

2

199809

199810

2

N/A

N/A

FY98 Grazing Monitoring Summary Report, Special Status Plant Inventory Report, Rangeland Assessment Site Documentation Worksheet, Blue Oak Woodland Regeneration Survey, California Department of Fish & Game Vernal Pool & Grazing Impact Study.

N/A

Surprise

Bare

193,211

3

199811

199812

2

N/A

N/A

Professional observations and judgement, 10 years of livestock management observations (utilization, actual use, use pattern mapping), upland trend, special status species inventory, and noxious weed inventory and eradication program.

Monitoring and analysis of data during the allotment management plan evaluation found that all standards were being met, or that significant progress is being made toward meeting the standards.

Surprise

East

8,700

2

199811

199812

2

N/A

N/A

Professional observations and judgement, 2 years of livestock management observations (utilization and actual use), and special status species inventory.

N/A

Surprise

Long Valley

59,079

2

199711

199806

2

N/A

N/A

Professional observation and judgement and 10 years of livestock management observations (utilization, actual use, use pattern mapping)

N/A

Surprise

Massacre Lakes

39,480

2

199811

199812

2

N/A

N/A

Professional observations and judgement, 10 years of livestock management observations (utilization, actual use, use pattern mapping), NRCS - North Washoe Soil Survey - 1997, special status species inventory, and noxious weed inventory and eradication program.

N/A

Surprise

Mosquito Valley

19,751

2

199711

199804

2

N/A

N/A

Ecological Site Inventory, Riparian Functional Condition, professional judgement and observations, and livestock management observations (utilization, actual use, and use pattern mapping)

N/A

Surprise

Nevada Cowhead

38,460

1

199812

199901

2

N/A

N/A

Professional observations and judgement, 10 years of livestock management observations (utilization, actual use, use pattern mapping), partial riparian functional assessment, upland trend, special status species inventory, and noxious weed inventory and eradication program.

Monitoring and analysis of data found that all standards were being met, or that significant progress is being made toward meeting the standards.

Surprise

Ninemile

440

3

199811

199902

2

N/A

N/A

Professional observations and judgement, soil survey, aerial photos, and grazing case record.

Field observations and analysis of data found that all standards were being met.

Surprise

Nut Mountain

74,721

2

199811

199812

2

N/A

N/A

Professional observations and judgement, 10 years of livestock management observations (utilization, actual use, use pattern mapping), NRCS - North Washoe Soil Survey - 1997, special status species inventory, and noxious weed inventory and eradication program.

N/A

Surprise

Sand Creek

65,716

1

199811

199901

2

N/A

N/A

Professional observations and judgement, 10 years of livestock management observations (utilization, actual use, use pattern mapping), NRCS - North Washoe Soil Survey tables - 1997, special status species inventory, and noxious weed inventory and eradication program.

Monitoring and analysis of data found that all standards are being met, or that significant progress is being made toward meeting standards.

Surprise

Scammon

440

3

199812

199901

2

N/A

N/A

Professional observations and judgement, soil survey, aerial photos, and grazing case record.

Monitoring and analysis of data found that all standards were being met.

Surprise

South Bidwell

320

3

199811

199812

2

N/A

N/A

One year of professional observations and judgement.

Monitoring and analysis of data found that all standards were being met.

Surprise

Tuledad

143,307

1

199811

199812

2

N/A

N/A

Professional observations and judgement, 10 years of livestock management observations (utilization, actual use, use pattern mapping), riparian functional assessment on 75% of allotment, fisheries habitat evaluation, photo monitoring, community diversity monitoring, noxious weed inventory and eradication.

A riparian functional assessment conducted between 1995 and 1998 on the majority of the riparian systems in the allotment, including all of the systems believed to be at risk, found that three ephemeral drainages are functional at risk due to headcutting, as a direct result of roads in and along the watercourse. An Experimental Stewardship Program Technical Review Team, representing livestock operators, state wildlife agencies, sportsmen, wild horses, environmental concerns, and agricultural research services, developed desired condition objectives for the allotment. The team specified projects and management methods to meet these objectives. Studies are being conducted to determine why some bitterbrush communities are in poor condition, and how they can be improved. Management actions have been taken, and projects, including fencing, prescribed burns, and brush removal, have been completed or are planned to further improve the conditions of riparian, aspen, and bitterbrush communities.

Surprise

Wall Canyon West

36,475

1

199810

199812

2

N/A

N/A

Utilization, actual use, monitoring, and professional judgement.

Due to three years of rest from livestock grazing following a wildfire, the stream function and fish habitat conditions along the perennial warm water stream are rapidly improving.


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