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Land Ownership in the Hualapai Valley Basin

Land ownership, including the percentage of ownership by category, for the Hualapai Valley Basin is shown in Figure 4.4-2.  The principal feature of land ownership in this basin is the checkerboard land ownership pattern.  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.

Private

  • 43.4% of the land is private.
  • Many of the private lands in the basin are interspersed in a checkerboard pattern with BLM and state trust lands.  There are also a number of larger parcels of contiguous private lands around New Kingman-Butler and north of Highway 66.
  • This basin contains the largest percentage of private land in the planning area.
  • Land uses include domestic, commercial and ranching.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

  • 39.1% of the land is federally owned and managed by the Kingman Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management.

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

  • Primary land uses are recreation and grazing.

National Park Service (NPS)

  • 9.0% of the land is federally owned and managed by the NPS as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
  • All NPS lands are located along the northern basin boundary.
  • Primary land use is recreation.

State Trust Land

  • 7.5% of the land in this basin is held in trust for the public schools under the State Trust Land system.
  • Most state lands are in the southern portion of the basin and are interspersed with private lands.
  • Primary land use is grazing.

Indian Reservation

  • 1.0% of the land is under ownership of the Hualapai Tribe
  • Most of the Indian land is in T27N, R17W and is interspersed with BLM lands.
  • Primary land use is grazing.

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Click to view Figure 4.4-2 Hualapai Valley Basin Land Ownership

 

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