Herbert Stathes (Operator No. 2704561) Term Grazing Permit Renewal for the Schellbourne Allotment (00407)
The legal location of the Schellbourne Allotment is as follows:
T. 22N., R. 64E., several sections
T. 22N., R. 65E., portions of two sections
T. 23N., R. 64E., several sections
T. 23N., R. 65E., portions of four sections
The Schellbourne Allotment encompasses approximately 16,316 public land acres. The grazing permit area occurs entirely within White Pine County, and is situated approximately 45 miles north of Ely, Nevada. The southeast portion of this allotment borders Forest lands. The permit area occurs within the Steptoe B Watershed (040). The northwestern portion of the Schellbourne Allotment is within the Antelope Wild Horse Herd Management Area. This allotment is located within the Antelope sage grouse population unit. The permitted area occurs within the Nevada Department of Wildlife hunting management areas #11 and #12. No wilderness occurs within the permitted area. The nearest wilderness is the Becky Peak Wilderness, which is approximately three miles away is.
The purpose and need for the action is to fully process and renew the grazing term permit for Herbert Stathes for the Schellbourne Allotment. The current term permit is issued for the period 01/13/2008 to 01/12/2018. This is a cattle allotment with a total grazing preference of 1,452 Animal Unit Months (AUMs). Of these, 685 AUMs are active and 767 AUMs are suspended nonuse. The current term permit authorizes approximately 98 head of cattle with a season of use from 10/15-05/15. The issuance of the new term grazing permit could be for a period up to ten years. An evaluation of the range monitoring data and rangeland health will be conducted for the Schellbourne Allotment. This data will be summarized in a Standards Determination Document that will be provided for public review at a later date.
Term permit renewals are issued in accordance with Title 43 CFR 4130.2(a), “Grazing permits or leases shall be issued to qualified applicants to authorize use on the public lands and other lands under the administration of the Bureau of Land Management that are designated as available for livestock grazing through land use plans.”
Contact: Mindy Seal
Phone: (775) 289-1944
Project status for this project is public scoping.