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Land Ownership in the Meadview Basin

Land ownership, including the percentage of ownership by category, for the Meadview Basin is shown in Figure 4.7-2.  Principal features of land ownership in this basin are the large percentage 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)

  • 46.9% of the land is federally owned and managed by the Kingman Field Office of the BLM.

  • All BLM lands are in the southern half of the basin.

  • Primary land use is grazing.

National Park Service (NPS)

  • 36.2% of the land is federally owned and managed by the National Park Service (NPS) as Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park.
  • All NPS lands are in the northern half of the basin.
  • Primary land use is resource conservation and recreation.

Private

  • 15.2% of the land is private.
  • All private land is located in southern portion of the basin and is interspersed with BLM lands.
  • Primary land uses are domestic and grazing.

Indian Reservation

  • 1.5% of the land is under ownership of the Hualapai Tribe.
  • Tribal lands are found in T29N, R15W and are interspersed with private lands.
  • Primary land use is grazing.

State Trust Land

  • 0.2% of the land in this basin is held in trust for the public schools under the State Trust Land system.
  • The only portion of state trust land in this basin is southwest of Meadview along the basin boundary.
  • Primary land use is grazing.

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Click for Figure 4.7-2 Meadview Basin Land Ownership

 

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