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Battle Mountain District Drought Information

Photo showing cows grazing on small green meadow surrounded by sagebrush.
Cows grazing on Bates Mountain in 2013.

MONITORING REPORTS

BLM staff monitor range conditions throughout the year on both grazing allotments and wild horse and burro Herd Management Areas (HMAs.) Range managers must be on constant lookout for signs of overgrazing by cows or horses, and ensure that current use of range resources does not cause permanent damage that could endanger use of the range in the future.

When range managers check conditions, they document their findings in monitoring reports. Monitoring reports are very important in showing when the range has reached its maximum capcity for grazing in a particular area. 

Click on the links below to download .pdf versions of several monitoring reports since the drought began in 2012.


 

Battle Mountain Drought Environmental Assessment