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Land Ownership of the Detrital Valley Basin

Land ownership, including the percentage of ownership by category, for the Detrital Valley Basin is shown in Figure 4.3-2.  Principal features of land ownership in this basin are the large amount of U.S. Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service lands. A description of land ownership data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  More detailed information on protected areas is found in Section 4.0.4.  Land ownership categories are discussed below in the order from largest to smallest percentage in the basin.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

  • 49.1% of the land is federally owned and managed by the Kingman Field Office of the BLM.

  • BLM lands in this basin are partially contiguous and partially found in a checkerboard pattern with private land and some state trust lands.

  • The basin contains two wilderness areas, a portion of the 30,760-acre Mt. Tipton Wilderness and most of the 23,900-acre Mt. Wilson Wilderness (see Figure 4.0-12).

  • Primary land uses are recreation and grazing.

National Park Service (NPS)

  • 24.8% of the land is federally owned and managed by the National Park Service (NPS) as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
  • Most NPS lands are located along the northern basin boundary.
  • Primary land use is recreation.

Private

  • 18.9% of the land is private.
  • Most private land is interspersed in a checkerboard pattern throughout BLM and state trust lands.
  • Primary land uses are domestic and grazing.
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Click to view Figure 4.3-2 Detrital Valley Basin

Land Ownership

State Trust Land

  • 5.6% of the land in this basin is held in trust for the public schools under the State Trust Land system.
  • There are two larger contiguous parcels of state land adjacent to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and a number of small areas of land interspersed with BLM and private lands throughout the basin.
  • Primary land use is grazing.

Other (Game and Fish, County and Bureau of Reclamation Lands)

  • 1.6% of the land is federally owned and managed by the Bureau of Reclamation
  • Primary land use is unknown.

 

 

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