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ePlanning DOI-BLM-NV-W010-2014-0005-CX (Calico Mountains & Threemile Creek Bighorn Sheep Releases)  
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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-NV-W010-2014-0005-CX Status:  Completed
Project Name:  Calico Mountains & Threemile Creek Bighorn Sheep Releases Decision Date:  12/19/2013
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Applicant:  NDOW    
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Project Description:
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) plans to augment the California bighorn sheep population in the Santa Rosa Range on or around January 2014 or January 2015 as a continuing effort to ensure adequate numbers exist for a thriving population. NDOW plans on up to two releases within the Santa Rosa Range. The first release would be 30 animals near Threemile creek. The second release would be 20-30 animals near Mahogany Pass/Calico Creek. These animals would be transported to the release sites (see attached maps) via pickup truck and trailer. The sheep would be released from the trailer off of the existing two track roads; the trailer doors would be opened and the sheep would be able to leave the trailer. No ground disturbance is anticipated from the release. The sheep would be released on BLM lands. NDOW plans to acquire the sheep through capture efforts within BLM’s Winnemucca District; the proposed source populations are Pine Forest Range, Calico Mountains/High Rock Canyon Area (Unit 012), Montana Mountains, Double H Mountains, and Black Rock Range. NDOW does not anticipate capturing the sheep within Wilderness Areas or Wilderness Study Areas. NDOW plans to notify Winnemucca District BLM at least one month in advance to allow BLM to notify livestock permittees prior to release.
Project Location:
T.46 N., R. 39 E., sec. 31, 1/4 1/4 T. 45 N., R. 42 E., sec. 7, 1/4 1/4
 
Project Lead:  Kathleen L Cadigan    
Phone Number:  (775) 623-1576    
Email Address:  kcadigan@blm.gov    
Office(s):  Humboldt River FO Lead Office:  Humboldt River FO
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Program(s):  Other Subprogram(s):  None
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Documents: 
  Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
CXNA.Calico Mountains & Threemile Creek Bighorn Sheep Releases.Cadigan.pdf 01/06/2014 CXNA.Calico Mountains & Threemile Creek Bighorn Sheep Releases.Cadigan.pdf

  Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
CX Extraordinary Circumstances.pdf 01/06/2014 CX Extraordinary Circumstances.pdf


  
  Map Set Name Release Date Number of Maps
NDOW Bighorn Release Sites and General Vicinity 12/20/2013 3
           

  
  Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
CX Team Review Sheet 12/20/2013 CX Team Review.pdf
Attached email 01/06/2014 Greater Sage Grouse Form and Authorization