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Grazing permit for Higbee Brothers (2705122) on the South Coal Valley (10120), Black Bluff (10122), White River (11009), and Black Horse Allotments (10123)

The purpose and need for the action is to fully process the grazing permit for Higbee Brothers on the South Coal Valley (10120), White River (11009), Black Bluff (10122), and Black Horse Allotments (10123).  The permit authorizes Higbee Brothers to graze up to 14 cows from 03/01-5/15 and 9/1-2/28 for a total of 118 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 12 cattle for total active AUMs of 101. The Black Horse Allotment has a use period of 3/1-2/28 for 22 cattle for a total active use of 264 AUMs. The White River Allotment has a use period of 3/1-5/15 and 10/1-2/28 for 67 cattle for a total active use of 500 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 Higbee Brothers (2705122) is as follows:
 

Allotment Number and Name

Livestock Number/Kind

Grazing Period

% Public Land

Type Use

AUMs

South Coal Valley 10120

14 Cattle

03/01 to 5/15
9/1 to 2/28

100

Active

118

Black Bluff 10122

12 Cattle

03/01 to 5/15
9/1 to 2/28

100

Active

101

Black Horse 10123

22 Cattle

3/1 to 2/28

100

Active

264

White River 11009

67 Cattle

03/01 to 5/15
10/1 to 2/28

100

Active

500

Allotment Summary   

Allotment Number/Name

Active Use

Suspended

Permitted Use

South Coal Valley 10120

124

0

124

Black Bluff 10122

103

0

103

Black Horse 10123

267

0

267

White River 11009

501

0

501

An evaluation of the rangeland monitoring data and rangeland health will be conducted for the South Coal Valley, White River, 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, the White River Allotment encompasses 7,607 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 and White River Allotment Map
 
Last updated: 11-10-2008