Term Grazing Permit 2704506 Renewal on the Silverado (00623) Allotment
The purpose for the action is to fully process and renew the grazing term permit 2704506 on the Silverado Allotment. The current term permit is issued for the period 12/01/2000 to 11/30/2010 and is summarized in Table 1.
Table 1—Summary of the Current Grazing Permit 2704506
Name and Number
11/15 to 02/13
*% Public Land is the percent of public land for billing purposes.
**AUMs may differ from Active Permitted Use due to a rounding difference with the number of livestock and the period of use.
Allotment AUMs Summary
GRAZING PERMITTED USE
The issuance of the new term grazing permit could be for a period up to ten years. An evaluation of the range monitoring data and rangeland health will be conducted for the Silverado Allotment. This data will be summarized in a Standards Determination Document that will be provided for public review.
The Silverado Allotment encompasses approximately 6,284 public lands acres. This grazing permit area occurs entirely within White Pine County, Nevada and is adjacent to Eureka County, Nevada. The area is situated approximately 10 to 15 miles south east of Eureka, Nevada. While the grazing area is in the Ely BLM District, it is bordered by the Battle Mountain BLM District. The allotment is situated at the south end of the Diamond Mountain Range and stretches into Newark Valley being generally centered around Silverado Mountain. The majority of the allotment is within the Newark Watershed with a small portion extending into the North Little Smoky Valley Watershed.
While the Silverado Allotment is not within a Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA), wild horses from the Diamond and Diamond Hills South HMAs occasionally use this area.
Large portions of these allotments are located within summer, nesting, and winter sage grouse habitat. Mule deer, pronghorn, and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep habitat occur within the allotment, including critical winter range for mule deer and unoccupied bighorn sheep range. Migratory birds also use this area.
Term permit renewals are issued in accordance with Title 43 CFR 4130.2(a), “Grazing permits or leases shall be issued to qualified applicants to authorize use on the public lands and other lands under the administration of the Bureau of Land Management that are designated as available for livestock grazing through land use plans.”
Contact: Amanda Anderson
Phone: (775) 289-1855
Project status for this project is public scoping.
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