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Term Grazing Permits 2704556 and 2704650 Renewals on the Maverick Springs (00621), Horse Haven (00620), and Ruby Valley (00619) Allotments
 
The purpose for the action is to fully process and renew the grazing term permits 2704556 and 2704650 on the Maverick Springs, Horse Haven, and Ruby Valley Allotments. The current term permit for 2704556 is issued for the period 07/27/2009 to 02/28/2019 and is summarized in Table 1.
 
Table 1—Summary of the Current Grazing Permit for 2704556
Allotment
Name and Number
Livestock
Number/Kind
Grazing Period
Begin End
% Public
Land*
Type Use
AUMs**
Ruby Valley #00619
82 Cattle
03/01 to 03/31
100
Active
84
82 Cattle
11/01 to 02/28
100
Active
324
Horse Haven #00620
6 Cattle
05/01 to 07/31
100
Active
18
Maverick Springs #00621
55 Cattle
03/01 to 03/31
100
Active
56
175 Cattle
04/01 to 10/31
100
Active
1231
55 Cattle
11/01 to 02/28
100
Active
217
*% 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
Allotment
Name
ACTIVE AUMS
SUSPENDED AUMS
GRAZING PERMITTED USE
Ruby Valley
416
283
699
Horse Haven
18
0
18
Maverick Springs
1500
0
1500
 
The current term permit for 2704650 is issued for the period 11/21/2000 to 02/28/2010 and is summarized in Table 2.
 
Table 2—Summary of the Current Grazing Permit for 2704650
Allotment
Name and Number
Livestock
Number/Kind
Grazing Period
Begin End
% Public
Land*
Type Use
AUMs**
Ruby Valley 00619
10 Cattle
03/01 to 04/03
100
Active
11
10 Cattle
11/01 to 02/28
100
Active
39
Horse Haven 00620
207 Cattle
05/01 to 09/30
100
Active
1041
*% 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
Allotment Name
ACTIVE AUMS
SUSPENDED AUMS
GRAZING PERMITTED USE
Ruby Valley
51
0
51
Horse Haven
1038
0
1038
 
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 Maverick Springs, Horse Haven, and Ruby Valley Allotments.  This data will be summarized in a Standards Determination Document that will be provided for public review.
 
The Maverick Spring, Horse Haven, and Ruby Valley Allotments encompass approximately 45,015, 26,151, and 17,441 public lands acres, respectively.  This grazing permit area occurs within White Pine County, Nevada and is adjacent to Elko County, Nevada. The area is situated approximately 60 to 70 miles northwest of Ely, Nevada.  The area is in the Maverick Springs Range and Ruby Valley with a smaller portion stretching into Long Valley. These allotments occur in the Ruby Valley and Long Valley Watersheds.  
 
The Maverick Spring, Horse Haven, and Ruby Valley Allotments occur entirely within the Triple B Wild Horse Herd Management Area.
 
The Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge occurs along the western boundary of the Ruby Valley Allotment. Large portions of these allotments are located within summer, nesting, and winter sage grouse habitat. Pygmy rabbit habitat is also found on the Ruby Valley Allotment and potentially on the Maverick Springs Allotment. Mule deer, pronghorn, elk, and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep habitat occur within the allotment, including critical summer range for mule deer and unoccupied Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ranges. Migratory birds also use this area.
 
The 2001 Maverick Fire burned with the Maverick Springs Allotment and the 2000 Willow Fire burned within the Horse Haven 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:  Amanda Anderson
Phone:  (775) 289-1855
Project status for this project is public scoping.

Maverick Spring, Horse Haven, and Ruby Valley Grazing Allotment Map


 
Last updated: 01-06-2010