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Land Ownership in the Shivwits Plateau Basin

Land ownership, including the percentage of ownership by category, for the Shivwits Plateau Basin is shown in Figure 6.5-2.  Principal features of land ownership in this basin are the large parcels of land managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service (NPS).  Thirty-four percent of the basin is managed jointly by the BLM and NPS as the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.  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 of percentage from largest to smallest in the basin.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

  • 53.7% 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 a portion of the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and the 14,650 acre Mt. Logan Wilderness, located south of Mount Trumbull.  (see Figure 6.0-14)

  • Land use includes grazing, recreation and resource conservation.

National Park Service (NPS)

  • 38.1% of the land is federally owned and managed by the National Park Service as the Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
  • Land use includes resource conservation and recreation.

State Trust Land

  • 4.9% of the land is held in trust for the public schools under the State Trust Land system.
  • State land is located throughout most of the basin and is interspersed with BLM and private lands.
  • Primary land use is grazing.

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Click to view Table 6.5-2 Shivwits Plateau Basin Land Ownership


  • 3.3% of the land is private.
  • The majority of the private land is in the vicinity of Mt. Trumbull and north of Oak Grove.
  • Land uses include domestic and ranching.


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