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Grazing permit for Varlin S. Higbee (2700038) on the South Coal Valley (10120), Black Bluff (10122), and Black Horse Allotments (10123)

The purpose and need for the action is to fully process the renewal of the grazing permit for Varlin S. Higbee on the South Coal Valley Allotment (10120), Black Bluff (10122) and Black Horse Allotments (10123).  The permit authorizes Varlin S. Higbee to graze up to 18 cows from 03/01-5/15 and 9/1-2/28 for a total of 152 active animal unit months (AUM) of use on the South Coal Valley Allotment. The Black Bluff Allotment has a use period of 3/1-5/15 and 9/1-2/28 for 88 cattle for total active AUMs of 744. The Black Horse Allotment has a use period of 3/1-2/28 for 20 cattle for a total active use of 240 AUMs. The issuance of the term permit would be for a period of not more than 10 years. 

The current term permit and allotment information for Varlin S. Higbee (2700038) is as follows:

Allotment Number/NameLivestock Number/KindGrazing Period% Public LandType UseAUMs
South Coal Valley 1012018 Cattle03/01 to 5/15
9/1 to 2/28
100Active152
Black Bluff 1012288 Cattle03/01 to 5/15
9/1 to 2/28
100Active744
Black Horse 1012320 Cattle3/1 to 2/28100Active240

Allotment Summary   
Allotment Number/NameActive UseSuspendedPermitted Use
South Coal Valley 101201520152
Black Bluff 101227590759
Black Horse 101232430243

An evaluation of the rangeland monitoring data and rangeland health will be conducted for the South Coal Valley, Black Bluff and Black Horse Allotments.  This data will be summarized in a standards determination document which will be available for public review at a later date.

The allotments are located 45 miles west of Caliente, Nevada in White River and Coal Valley.  None of the allotments occur within wilderness areas.  The South Coal Valley Allotment encompasses 46,702 acres the Black Bluff Allotment encompasses 33,176 acres and Black Horse Allotment encompasses 15,399 acres of BLM managed lands. General Location: The allotments occur within the southern portions White River Valley and South East Coal Valley. All in Lincoln County, Nevada.

Contact Information:

Troy A. Grooms
Rangeland Management Specialist
(775) 726-8100


South Coal Valley, Black Bluff, Black Horse Allotment Map
 
Last updated: 05-02-2008