Northern Idaho grazing management environmental impact statement

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The Headquarters, 1981 - Law
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Page G-2 - areas of critical environmental concern" means areas within the public lands where special management attention is required (when such areas are developed or used or where no development is required) to protect and prevent irreparable damage to important historic, cultural, or scenic values, fish and wildlife resources or other natural systems or processes, or to protect life and safety from natural hazards.
Page G-2 - States and which: (1) prescribes the manner in, and extent to, which livestock operations will be conducted in order to meet the multiple-use, sustained-yield, economic and other needs and objectives as determined for the lands...
Page G-3 - Cultural Resources - Those fragile and nonrenewable remains of human activity occupation, or endeavor, reflected in districts, sites, structures, buildings, objects, artifacts, ruins, works of art, architecture, and natural features, that were of importance in human events. These resources consist of (1) physical remains, (2) areas where significant human events occurred — even though evidence of the event no longer remains, and (3) the environment immediately surrounding the actual resource.
Page G-3 - Carrying Capacity. The maximum stocking rate possible without inducing damage to vegetation or related resources such as watershed.
Page 2-20 - Environmental Protection Agency The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been given initial responsibility for implementing Section 208 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendment of 1972. Under this act and Executive Order 12088, BLM is required to control water pollution that originates from large areas of public land (nonpoint source pollution).
Page G-2 - ... lands to meet the livestock grazing and other objectives of land management; and (3) contains such other provisions relating to livestock grazing and other objectives as may be prescribed by the authorized officer consistent with applicable law. Animal Unit Month (AUM): The amount of forage required by one mature cow (1,000 pounds) or the equivalent for one month.
Page 3-10 - Endangered species are those in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of their range.
Page G-5 - The part of the precipitation upon a drainage area that is discharged from the area in stream channels. The water that flows off the land surface without sinking in is called surface runoff; that which enters the ground before reaching surface streams is called ground-water runoff or seepage flow from ground water.
Page G-2 - Acre Feet of Water: The volume of water that would cover one acre to a depth of one foot, or 43,560 cubic feet of water, or 325,841.1 gallons of water.
Page G-2 - ACTUAL USE. The use made of forage on any area by livestock and/or game animals without reference to permitted or recommended use.

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