U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
IDAHO | Owyhee :: Grazing Permit Renewal, 2012-2013
 
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 ♦ MILESTONEDATE
 ¦ Notice of Intent Jan. 9, 2012
 ¦ Scoping comment Jan. 9 - March 9, 2012
 ¦ Scoping report Oct. 1, 2012
 ¦ Draft EIS  May 3, 2013
 ¦ Public comment May 3-June 17, 2013
 ¦ Proposed Decisions Nov. 12, 2013
 ♦ Final Decisions Dec. 17, 2013; Poison Ck. 
  Dec. 30, 2013


The BLM analyzed the potential effects of renewing 15 grazing permits in the Jump Creek, Succor Creek and Cow Creek watersheds in western Owyhee County, Idaho, in an environmental impact statement (EIS).  The planning area encompasses about 120,000 acres of public land in 25 allotments. 
 

CURRENT STATUS | Final decisions for permit renewals on all allotments except Poison Creek were published on Dec. 17, 2013.  The final decision for Poison Creek was published Dec. 30, 2013.


domestic sheep grazing in sage-steppe [Credit: www.summitpost.org]



For more information | Project manager, Jake Vialpando: jvialpando@blm.gov  
                                        Owyhee Field Manager Loretta Chandler: lchandler@blm.gov



Final Decisions
| Dec.17.2013 | Poison Ck. Dec. 30. 2013



Proposed Decisions
| Nov.12.2013 

EIS [PDF 4MB] 
Appendices [PDF 25MB] 
Maps 


 Draft Environmental Impact Statement | May.03.2013 

EIS [PDF 4.2MB] 
Appendices [PDF 25.2 MB] 
Maps

Scoping Report | Oct.01.2012 [PDF 3.6MB] 



Federal 
Register
Notices




Notice of Intent |
Jan.09.2012 
Notice of Availability | May.03.2013 
Notice of Availability | Oct.25.2013

   Memo of Understanding (MOU) with Cooperating Agencies 
 



  Selected ISSUES analyzed in the EIS


Management direction
 in the Owyhee RMP
 (1999)
Jump Creek Falls in the Owyhee Field Office

range conservationists conducting monitoring


Idaho 
Rangeland Health 
Standards

Potential for
 disease transmission
 between domestic
 and bighorn sheep
a petri dish with the microbes that cause pneumonia in sheep

productive sagebrush habitat



Sage-grouse habitat

Redband trout habitat
Redband Trout

Columbia spotted frog in the palm of a human hand



Columbia spotted frog habitat


Special-status plants
Penstemon janishiae


 
Last updated: 05-23-2014