Status reports and recommendations from technical review teams working on livestock grazing management issues will be presented to members of the Modoc-Washoe Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee when they meet Thursday, April 5th, at 9:00a.m., at the Bureau of Land Management Surprise Field Office, 602 Cressler Street, in Cedarville.
The meeting is open to the public.
The technical review teams have been charged with developing recommendations for managing the Bare and Homecamp grazing allotments on public lands managed by the BLM.
A team also has been working on guidelines under which the BLM could temporarily grant increases in forage allocations to livestock permit holders, if rangeland conditions could support additional grazing.
Other agenda items include a report from the BLM grazing permit renewal subcommittee, land acquisitions under the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act, a report on range and riparian statistical analyses and a status report on wild horse management.
Member agencies and organizations will also provide updates. A discussion about wolves is also scheduled.
The steering committee advises the BLM’s Surprise Field Office and the Modoc National Forest’s Warner Mountain Ranger District on natural resource issues and livestock grazing management on public lands. The group works on a full consensus basis to promote innovative range management approaches and provide incentives for excellence.
Members represent broad interests, including livestock grazing permit holders, California and Nevada state wildlife agencies, the BLM, Forest Service, resource conservation districts, timber interests, environmental groups, sporting groups and local government.