Grazing permit for Varlin S. Higbee (2700038) on the South Coal Valley (10120), Black Bluff (10122), and Black Horse Allotments (10123)
The purpose and need for the action is to fully process the renewal of the grazing permit for Varlin S. Higbee on the South Coal Valley Allotment (10120), Black Bluff (10122) and Black Horse Allotments (10123). The permit authorizes Varlin S. Higbee to graze up to 18 cows from 03/01-5/15 and 9/1-2/28 for a total of 152 active animal unit months (AUM) of use on the South Coal Valley Allotment. The Black Bluff Allotment has a use period of 3/1-5/15 and 9/1-2/28 for 88 cattle for total active AUMs of 744. The Black Horse Allotment has a use period of 3/1-2/28 for 20 cattle for a total active use of 240 AUMs. The issuance of the term permit would be for a period of not more than 10 years.
The current term permit and allotment information for Varlin S. Higbee (2700038) is as follows:
|Allotment Number/Name||Livestock Number/Kind||Grazing Period||% Public Land||Type Use||AUMs|
|South Coal Valley 10120||18 Cattle||03/01 to 5/15|
9/1 to 2/28
|Black Bluff 10122||88 Cattle||03/01 to 5/15|
9/1 to 2/28
|Black Horse 10123||20 Cattle||3/1 to 2/28||100||Active||240|
|Allotment Summary|| || || |
|Allotment Number/Name||Active Use||Suspended||Permitted Use|
|South Coal Valley 10120||152||0||152|
|Black Bluff 10122||759||0||759|
|Black Horse 10123||243||0||243|
An evaluation of the rangeland monitoring data and rangeland health will be conducted for the South Coal Valley, Black Bluff and Black Horse Allotments. This data will be summarized in a standards determination document which will be available for public review at a later date.
The allotments are located 45 miles west of Caliente, Nevada in White River and Coal Valley. None of the allotments occur within wilderness areas. The South Coal Valley Allotment encompasses 46,702 acres the Black Bluff Allotment encompasses 33,176 acres and Black Horse Allotment encompasses 15,399 acres of BLM managed lands. General Location: The allotments occur within the southern portions White River Valley and South East Coal Valley. All in Lincoln County, Nevada.
Troy A. Grooms
Rangeland Management Specialist