MALHEUR COUNTY — As part of its commitment to managing healthy and productive landscapes and providing economic opportunities for the local communities that we serve, the Vale District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is initiating an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Louse Canyon Geographic Management Area (LCGMA). The agency is seeking public input on issues, actions, and alternatives that the EIS should address. The 30-day public scoping period began Sept. 13, 2019.
The Vale District is initiating an EIS in order to analyze alternative livestock management and restoration actions that would promote the landscape health of the LCGMA while providing continued opportunities for public land grazing.
The LCGMA encompasses the southeastern corner of Oregon and a small area in northeastern Nevada. The area is comprised of five grazing allotments (536,434 acres) in Malheur County, Oregon, and two grazing allotments (11,262 acres) in Humboldt County, Nevada.