Term Permit Renewal Summary
The purpose and need for the action is to fully process and renew the term grazing permit and reissue a permit for Moorman Ranch LLC (Robert Dickenson) on the Moorman Ranch Allotment (00802). This allotment is located in two watersheds, the Long Valley Watershed in the northern half and the Jakes Valley Watershed in the southern. The current grazing term permit was issued for the period 03/01/1998 to 02/28/08. The new permit would be issued for a period up to ten years. Total grazing use for the Moorman Ranch allotment is 10,099 AUMs of which 4,749 AUMs are active. As per the final multiple use decision issued for the Moorman Ranch Allotment dated 10/21/1995 the permittee agrees to take voluntary non-use of 5,350 AUMs of his total number of animal unit months of specified livestock grazing. The season of use is March 1st to February 28th. Cattle numbers vary annually and by pasture. An evaluation of the range monitoring data and rangeland health will be conducted for the Moorman Ranch Allotment. This data will be summarized in a Standards Determination Document that will be provided for public review at a later date.
ALLOTMENT LOCATION / DESCRIPTION
Moorman Ranch Allotment is located in White Pine County Nevada at T. 17-20N., R. 58-60E. Sections: many. This allotment consists of 123,491 public land acres and divided into 12 pastures. These pastures allow the permittee to use a rest - rotation grazing system.
WILD HORSE HERD MANAGEMENT AREA
The Moorman Ranch Allotment is located within the Buck and Bald wild horse herd management area (HMA). This HMA has recently been gathered twice; once in 8/2005 and again in 8/2006. A total of 796 horses were collected in these two gathers. The appropriate management level (AML) for this HMA is 423 horses. The current population estimate is 420 horses.
This allotment is home to a diversity of wildlife. Elk and antelope use this allotment year round. Deer also have a migration route through the allotment.
SPECIAL STATUS SPECIES
Sage grouse inhabit the allotment along with ferruginous hawks, golden eagles and others. Pygmy rabbit habitat is found within this allotment, as well as two species of kangaroo mouse, the dark and the pale.
Contact: Chelsy Simerson