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Land Ownership in the Kanab Plateau Basin

Land ownership, including the percentage of ownership by category, for the Kanab Plateau Basin is shown in Figure 6.3-2.  Principal features of land ownership in this basin are the large parcels of U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Forest Service and National Park Service (NPS) lands.  Three percent is managed as the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument by the BLM and 2% is managed as the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument by the BLM and NPS.  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 6.0.4.  Land ownership categories are discussed below in the order from largest to smallest percentage in the basin.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

  • 41.6% of the land is federally owned and managed by the Arizona Strip Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management.

  • BLM land in the basin includes portions of the Grand Canyon-Parashant and Vermilion Cliffs National Monuments as well as the 7,880 acre Mt. Trumbull Wilderness, 6,860 acre Cottonwood Point Wilderness and a portion of the 79,000 acre Paria Canyon Wilderness. (see Figure 6.0-14)

  • Land uses include grazing, recreation and resource conservation.

 

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Land Ownership

National Forest

  • 24.1% of the land is federally owned and managed by the United States Forest Service (USFS). 

  • Forest lands are part of the Kaibab National Forest and include the 40,610-acre Saddle Mountain Wilderness and the 68,340 acre Kanab Creek Wilderness. (see Figure 6.0-14)

  • Land uses include recreation, resource conservation, grazing and timber production.

National Park Service (NPS)

  • 22.2% of the land is federally owned and managed by the National Park Service.

  • This basin includes portions of Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

  • Land uses include resource conservation and recreation.

Indian Reservation

  • 4.4% of the land is under tribal ownership of the Kaibab-Paiute Indian Tribe.
  • Land uses include domestic, commercial, agricultural and ranching.

State Trust Land

  • 4.3% of the land is held in trust for the public schools under the State Trust Land system.
  • State land is located throughout the basin interspersed with BLM and private land.
  • Primary land use is grazing.

Private

  • 3.4% of the land is private.
  • The majority of the private land is in the northern portion of the basin in the vicinity of Colorado City and Fredonia.
  • Land uses include domestic, commercial, agriculture and ranching.

 

 

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