Southern Nevada Water Authority Permit (Brandon Humphries) on the Cottonwood (00132) and Scotty Meadows (10128) Allotments.
The legal location of the Cottonwood Allotment is as follows:
T. 8N., R. 67, 68E., many sections
T. 9N., R. 67, 68E., many sections
The legal location of the Scotty Meadows Allotment is as follows:
T. 12N., R. 67E., many sections
T. 12N., R. 68E., sections 6, 7.
T. 13N., R. 67E., several sections.
T. 13N., R. 68E., sections 30, 31.
The Cottonwood Allotment encompasses approximately 49,975 public land acres. The Scotty Meadows Allotment encompasses approximately 17,322 public land acres.
The purpose and need for the action is to fully process and renew a permit for Southern Nevada Water Authority (Brandon Humphries) on the Cottonwood and Scotty Meadows Allotments. The current term permit authorizes 250 cattle for 2,248 AUMs of cattle use on the Cottonwood Allotment with a season of use from 11/01 to 06/15. Grazing use occurs in five fenced pastures of the allotment. The cattle numbers and season of use vary by pasture. The current term permit authorizes 378 cattle for 1,227 AUMs of cattle use on the Scotty Meadows Allotment with a season of use from 06/01 to 09/30. The current term permit has been issued for the period 11/01/2007 to 10/31/2017. Cattle are the authorized kind of livestock. An evaluation of the range monitoring data will be conducted for the Cottonwood and Scotty Meadows Allotments. This data will be summarized in a Standards Determination Document. The grazing permit area occurs within White Pine and Lincoln Counties, and is situated in the eastern portion of the Ely District BLM, approximately 45 miles east and south of Ely, Nevada. The permit area occurs within the South Spring Valley Watershed (120A). The term permit will be 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: Mark Lowrie
Phone: 775 289-1888
Project status for all projects is public scoping.