The Uinta County Conservation District believes every private landowner should be equipped with the protection that rangeland monitoring provides. We highly encourage a combined effort between UCCD and the private landowner or manager toward building a monitoring database that can not only aid current management but also help ensure the persistence of the agricultural industry in Uinta County.
Data collected through rangleland monitoring is important for:
NEPA process & permit renewal on public land
Protection of both the agency and the permittee
The background information needed to begin monitoring, along with a basic timetable of events is listed below:
Permittees need to have a voluntary interest and commitment to monitoring on their private ground or public allotments.
The District along with the permittee or permittees, as would be the case for common allotments, work with the BLM or Forest Service and jointly develop common goals and objectives.
Data will also be used in long term vegetation health trends, with transects being read every three to five years and short term or annual use monitoring which is read every year.
No monetary expense to the landowners aside from commitment and time.