The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front Field Office, has prepared the Pah Rah Grazing Allotment Final Environmental Assessment (EA). The final EA analyzes the direct, indirect and cumulative effects from issuing a new term livestock grazing permit. The Allotment is located in Washoe County, Nevada and is east of Pyramid Lake (see Maps).
Under the Proposed Action, as requested by the permittee (the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe), the season of use would change from the current permit. The proposed season of use would be from September 1 to November 15 each year for 180 animal unit months (AUMs). The existing permit, issued in 2010, is for use between September 1 to December 31 each year for 180 AUMs. There are no new range improvements proposed.
The Proposed Action also includes a fuels treatment component in an area called Perry Canyon. On up to 500 acres, juniper trees would be removed and the Proposed Action includes the use of herbicide to remove salt cedar from Tamarisk Spring.
The public review and comment period closed on April 25, 2013.
On May 3, 2013 the BLM issued a Finding of No Significant Impact statement. A Decision Record for the fuels and herbicide treatment was also issued (see Documents).