Term Grazing Permit 2704549 Renewal on the Strawberry Allotment (00607)
The purpose for the action is to fully process and renew the grazing term permit 2704549 on the Strawberry Allotment. The current term permit is issued for the period 05/01/2000 to 04/30/2010 and is summarized in Table 1.
Table 1—Summary of Current Grazing Permit 2704549
Name and Number
06/01 to 10/30
*% 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 Strawberry Allotment. This data will be summarized in a Standards Determination Document that will be provided for public review.
Project Location (see map):
The Strawberry Allotment encompass approximately 20,821 public lands acres, respectively. This grazing permit area occurs within White Pine County, and is situated approximately 15 to 20 miles northeast of Eureka, Nevada. The area is located in the northwestern bench of Newark Valley and is divided by the legals T 21N, T 22N R55E. This allotment occurs in the Newark Valley Watersheds.
While the Strawberry 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 this allotment 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 summer range for mule deer and unoccupied bighorn sheep range. Migratory birds also use this area.
In 2000, the Strawberry Fire occurred within the allotment.
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: TJ Mabey
Phone: (775) 289-1867
Project status for this project is public scoping.
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