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Project: Grazing Management Practice (MP) Implementation and Assessment for Watersheds in the Lahontan Region

Description: This Project will monitor water bodies potentially affected by grazing operations, implement management practices to reduce the discharge of pollutants from grazing operations into surface waters, and evaluate the effectiveness of Grazing Management Practices. Tasks include: selecting and monitoring cooperating ranches using bacterial source tracking and collection and analysis of pathogen samples; determining which best management practices (MP) to implement at each site; and implementing the selected MPs. Management Practices to be used are from the USDA, NRCS Technical guide and include; fencing, filter strips, forest buffers, range planting, sediment basins, wetland enhancements, channel stabilization, and prescribed grazing, etc.

Reference Number: 394010425556

Implemented By: Sierra Business Council

Objective: Grazing management practice implementation and assessment in one or more targeted watersheds in the Lahonian Region.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $1,030,807.70

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 8/31/2016    Actual Completion: 11/16/2016

Associated Counties: Sierra

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Private Contribution7/1/2011$117,613.00
Prop. 84, Agricultural Water Quality Grants Program7/1/2011$913,194.70


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