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Group 2

Group 2 includes 25 allotments located in the Jump Creek, Succor Creek, and Cow Creek watersheds in western Owyhee County, Idaho. The planning area encompasses about 120,000 acres of public land in 25 allotments.

CURRENT STATUS | In December 2013, the BLM issued final decisions renewing the grazing permits associated with the Group 2 (Jump Creek, Cow Creek, and Succor Creek watersheds) allotments. In January and February 2014,  BLM received 33 appeals and stay requests of the final decisions. BLM is awaiting rulings on these appeals from the Department of Interior Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA).

domestic sheep grazing in sage-steppe [Credit:]

Group 2 NEPA Documents

The BLM released final decisions for the Group 2 livestock grazing allotments in December 2013. View these and all other grazing permit renewal documents, including the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), for the Owyhee 68 Group 2 allotments by clicking the links below.

Group 2 Documents

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cooperating Agencies

Federal Register Notices

Notice of Intent | January 9,2012
Notice of Availability | May 3, 2013
Notice of Availability | October 25, 2013



¦ Notice of Intent

Jan. 9, 2012

¦ Scoping period

Jan. 9 - March 9, 2012

¦ Scoping report

Oct. 1, 2012

¦ Draft EIS

May 3, 2013

¦ Public comment

May 3-June 17, 2013

¦ Final EIS

Oct. 25, 2013

¦ Proposed Decisions

Nov. 12, 2013

Final Decisions

Dec. 17, 2013;

Poison Creek Dec. 30, 2013

For more information | Project manager Jake Vialpando

  Selected ISSUES analyzed in the EIS

Management direction
 in the Owyhee RMP
Jump Creek Falls in the Owyhee Field Office

range conservationists conducting monitoring

Rangeland Health 

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