Square S Grazing Permit Up for Renewal

The Allotment Master Report puts it in the Improve category, with two authorizations attached, both to the same permittee.

The project addresses permit #0500682.

The allotment meets the following standard for rangeland health, according to a BLM report dated March 21:

  • Water Quality

The allotment does not meet these standards:

  • Soils
  • Riparian Systems
  • Healthy Plant and Animal Communities

The report does not indicate if this standard has been achieved:

  • Special Status, T&E Species

If permitted grazing is good for the land because of pasture rotation, rest periods and carefully chosen grazing seasons, why is the allotment in such poor condition?

The answer is obvious: It overlaps the Piceance HMA.

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