The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Sierra Front Field Office has prepared the Paiute Canyon 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 final EA analyzes a No Action Alternative (Current Management), No Grazing Alternative, and a Proposed Action.
The Proposed Action would:
Reduce the permitted animal month units from 4,800 to 3,000;
Reduce the grazing period from 12-months to no more than 10-months, each year;
Authorize new range improvements to improve livestock distribution;
Authorize herbicide treatments of noxious weeds;
Authorize fuels treatments to improve greater sage-grouse habitat characteristics; and
Authorize the construction of a fence to protect habitat occupied by Webber's ivesia, a plant listed under the Endangered Species Act.
On January 9, 2015 the Authorized Officer signed the Finding of No Significant Impact for this project (see Documents).
On January 9, 2015 the Authorized Officer signed the Decision Record for the herbicide treatment of noxious weeds, the fuels treatments, and the exclosure fencing to protect Webber's ivesia (see Documents and Figures 5-9).
On January 14, 2015 the Authorized Officer approved the Proposed Grazing Decision (see Documents).