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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/Name

Livestock Number/Kind

Grazing Period

% Public Land

Type Use

AUMs

South Coal Valley 10120

18 Cattle

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

100

Active

152

Black Bluff 10122

88 Cattle

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

100

Active

744

Black Horse 10123

20 Cattle

3/1 to 2/28

100

Active

240


Allotment Summary   

Allotment Number/Name

Active Use

Suspended

Permitted Use

South Coal Valley 10120

152

0

152

Black Bluff 10122

759

0

759

Black Horse 10123

243

0

243


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: 11-10-2008