U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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Frank Reid on Cattle Camp/Cave Valley, Douglas Point, and Sawmill Bench 
 
CURRENT GRAZING
The purpose and need for the action is to fully process the renewal of the term grazing permit and reissue a permit for Frank Reid, on the Cattle Camp/Cave Valley (00903), Douglas Point (00810) and Sawmill Bench (00807) Allotments. The Cattle Camp/Cave Valley Allotment is located in South Steptoe Watershed and Cave Valley Watershed. Douglas Point and Sawmill Bench Allotments are in the White River Central Watershed. The current grazing term permit will expire 02/28/2011. Total grazing preference for this permit is 1,759 AUMs of which 1,015 AUMs are active use and 744 AUMs are suspended nonuse. The term permit currently authorizes 354 cattle (all three allotments) from 4/11 to 12/17. An evaluation of the range monitoring data will be conducted for the Cattle Camp/Cave Valley, Douglas Point and Sawmill Bench Allotments. This data will be summarized in a Standards Determination Document that will be provided for public review at a later date.
 
ALLOTMENT LOCATION / DESCRIPTION
Cattle Camp/Cave Valley Allotment is located in White Pine County Nevada (T. 12N. R. 64-65E. sections: several; T.11N., R. 63-65E. sections: several; T. 10N., R. 63-64E. sections: several) Cattle Camp/Cave Valley Allotment consists of 75,846 acres of public land. This allotment is made up of 7 pastures to help manage a rest-rotation grazing system.
 
Douglas Point Allotment is located in White Pine County Nevada (T. 11-12N. R. 61E. sections: several) Douglas Point allotment consists of 19,318 acres of public land. This allotment is made up of 2 pastures.
 
Sawmill Bench Allotment is located in White Pine County Nevada (T. 12N. R. 62E. sections: several) Sawmill Bench Allotment consists of 319 acres of public land. This allotment is made up of 1 pasture.
 
WILD HORSE HERD MANAGEMENT AREA
These allotments are not part of a wild horse herd management area (HMA).
 
WILDLIFE
Cattle Camp/Cave Valley Allotment is all considered either yearlong or winter season key habitat for elk. The allotment provides yearlong deer habitat throughout and summer season key habitat in the northeast part. Pronghorns habitat is primarily in the north portion of the allotment. Occupied bighorn sheep habitat has been identified in the high elevation in a small southeast portion of the allotment.
 
There are many springs on this allotment, and though many are developed to different extents, there are still some riparian areas.
 
Douglas Point Allotment includes key winter season habitat for deer in the southern part of the allotment. The northern portion includes pronghorn habitat. Elk winter or yearlong habitat may be found throughout the allotment. Although the southwestern part of the allotment may have bighorn sheep habitat, the area is unoccupied by bighorn sheep.
 
Sawmill Bench is identified as key yearlong habitat for elk. It also includes habitat for pronghorn. Although the eastern half of the allotment may have bighorn sheep habitat, the area is unoccupied by bighorn sheep.
 
SPECIAL STATUS SPECIES
Cattle Camp/Cave Valley Allotment: The allotment is within the Cave Valley Population Management Unit for Sage Grouse. Most of the allotment includes habitat for sage grouse, either nesting, summer, winter, or yearlong. Seven leks have been found within the allotment.
 
Douglas Point: The allotment is within the Butte Valley Population Management Unit for Sage Grouse. Although no leks have been found within the allotment, it contains suitable sage grouse nesting, summer, winter, and yearlong habitat.
 
Sawmill Bench: The allotment is within the Butte Valley Population Management Unit for Sage Grouse. Although no leks have been found within the allotment, the northern and eastern portions contain suitable sage grouse summer, winter, and yearlong habitat. 
 
Date Posted:04/08/2008
Contact: Chelsy Simerson
Phone: 775-289-1800

Allotment map for Cave Valley, Douglas Point, and Sawmill Bench
 
Last updated: 04-09-2008