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Land Ownership in the Peach Springs Basin

Land ownership, including the percentage of ownership by category, for the Peach Springs Basin is shown in Figure 4.8-2.  The principal feature of land ownership in this basin is the large amount of tribal land.  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.

Indian Reservation

  • 59.9% of the land is under ownership of the Hualapai Tribe.
  • Tribal lands encompass most of the basin and are contiguous.
  • This basin contains the largest percentage of tribal lands in the planning area.
  • Land uses include domestic, commercial, recreation and ranching.

Private

  • 17.8% of the land is private.
  • Most private land is located in the southeastern portion of the basin in a checkerboard pattern with state trust lands.
  • Primary land uses are domestic and ranching.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

  • 11.2% of the land is federally owned and managed by the Kingman Field Office of the BLM.
  • All BLM lands are located along the western basin boundary.
  • This basin contains the smallest percentage off BLM lands in the planning area.
  • Primary land use is grazing.
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Click to view Figure 4.8-2 Peach Springs

Basin Land Ownership

State Trust Land

  • 9.7% of the land in this basin is held in trust for the public schools and five other beneficiaries under the State Trust Land system.
  • Most state trust lands are found interspersed with private lands in the southeastern portion of the basin.
  • Primary land use is grazing.

National Park Service

  • 1.4% of the land is federally owned and operated by the National Park Service (NPS) as Grand Canyon National Park.
  • All NPS lands are along the northwestern basin boundary.
  • Primary land uses are resource conservation and recreation.

 

 

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