Dusty Youren on Mills Spring Allotment
The purpose and need for the action is to fully process and renew the term grazing permit and reissue a permit for Dusty Youren on the Mills Spring Allotment. The issuance of the permit would be for an unset period not to exceed 10 years. The Mills Spring Allotment consists of 5587 acres under Bureau of Land Management administration. The current permit allows Dusty Youren to graze 23 Cattle from 04/01 to 09/30. 203 AUMs are in mandatory nonuse until a boundary fence line is constructed. A total of 341 active AUMs are currently permitted. Potential changes could occur to the permit based upon a review of rangeland health standards. If changes are to be made, an Interdisciplinary Team (ID team) and public input will be solicited to assist in developing management guidelines for the term permit renewal process. An evaluation of the range monitoring data and rangeland health will be conducted for the Mills Spring allotment. This data will be summarized in a Standards Determination Document.
ALLOTMENT LOCATION / DESCRIPTION
The allotment is located in White Pine County approximately 50 miles northeast of Ely, Nevada within the Great Basin physiographic region. The Mills Spring allotment is located at T.20N. and T.21N. R.69E. and R.70 E. Sections: multiple sections.
WILD HORSE HERD MANAGEMENT AREA
The Mills Spring Allotment is located within the Moriah wild horse herd management area (HMA).
This allotment is home to a diversity of wildlife. Elk and antelope use this allotment year round. Deer also can be found on the allotment throughout the year.
SPECIAL STATUS SPECIES
No special status species are located on the Mills Spring Allotment.
Contact: Craig Hoover