3 Creeks Allotment Consolidation Project Update by Taylor Payne
Presentation by Taylor Payne
Utah Grazing Improvement Program
Proponent driven NEPA process started
in Fall 2011 through permittees and Rich
Demonstrate good land stewardship
through switching to rest rotational
grazing across 146,000 acres, 10
allotments, multiple land owners
Patterned after Deseret Land and
Livestock grazing management plans
Intensity (amount of forage removed)
Archeology survey has
to be completed
across the entire
project area of each
of the established preexisting infrastructure.
Special attention is
being focused on the
believed to be used
by livestock the most
in the project
Preliminary survey will
evaluate roughly 3300
acres of ground and
infrastructure will be
completed at an
Recently we’ve had letters of support
Governor Herbert’s Economic and Rural
Senator’s Hatch, and Lee’s office
Rep. Bob Bishop’s office
Bear River Association of Governments
RMEF, MDF, and multiple others
• Hired Open Range Consulting to Establish Base Cover of
Vegetation through remote sensing.
• Documenting changes that result from improved grazing
management is important!
How will you know if it’s worth the effort?
How will you convince others it’s working?
How will you make decisions and adjust management
• Monitor upland and riparian vegetation cover and
species changes – for example, photo points, transects.
• Track livestock use faithfully – what kind, when, how
many, how long, and the utilization levels
Permittees will form an LLC that also
consolidates their current grazing permits
Permittees will lease their corresponding
base properties back to the LLC.
The LLC will establish Articles of
Organization and an Operating
Agreement with which to operate under.
Grazing Improvement Program
to the 3 Creeks Association
to perform maintenance.
ability to complete tasks
once prohibitive because of cost
include: hired fence
contractor, hired riders, water system
Finish Archeology Requirements for NEPA Process
Install Capital Improvement Projects in summer of
Finish the Organization of the 3 Creeks LLC
Hope to be grazing in the summer of 2015 as 2
consolidated herds of cows along with affiliated
bands of sheep.