BLM>Idaho>Rangeland Management>Rangeland Health Standards | Owyhee Grazing Permit Renewal


Group 2

 ¦ 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:]

For more information | Project manager, Jake Vialpando:  
                                        Owyhee Field Manager Loretta Chandler:

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

Proposed Decisions
| Nov.12.2013 

Appendices [PDF 25MB] 

 Draft Environmental Impact Statement | May.03.2013 

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

Scoping Report | Oct.01.2012 [PDF 3.6MB] 


Notice of Intent |
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
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