Arizona Public Land Ranches That Benefited From Government Assistance

Examples of Arizona ranches with permits for public land grazing allotments that significantly benefited from government assistance. Keep in mind while reviewing these tables that these ranchers paid the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and/or the U.S. Forest Service a 2020 federal grazing fee of only $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) to graze their livestock. That works out to $16.20 per cow per year, which is the same amount it was in the year 2000.



Government Assistance Program Key
AWPFEQIPHPCHeritage FundLCCGPLFPLRPPFWPWQIG
AWPF - Arizona Water Protection Fund, AWPF Commission (state)
EQIP - Environmental Quality Incentives Program, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (federal)
The EQIP program absorbed the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) after 2014.
HPC - Habitat Partnership Committee, Arizona Game & Fish Commission (state)
Arizona Heritage Fund, Arizona Game & Fish Commission (state)
LCCGP - Livestock & Crop Conservation Program, Arizona Department of Agriculture (state)
Note: Open Space Reserve Grants became LCCGP Grants after 2002.
LFP - Livestock Forage Disaster Program, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (federal)
LRP - Landowner Relations Program, Arizona Game & Fish Department (state)
PFWP - Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (federal)
WQIG - Water Quality Improvement Grant, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (federal/state)
Note: These grants were previously called Section 319 nonpoint source (NPS) water pollution prevention grants.
BLM Arizona Strip Field Office
Bar 10 RanchBundy RanchTop Hat Ranch
Bar 10 Ranch (Heaton Cattle Co., LLC) - Big Spring Pipeline, Belnap & Clayhole Allotments, State Leases #05-111024, #05-108647, #05-000173, #05-108648 & #05-052495
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008-2018EQIP$482,488
$482,488TOTAL 2008-2018
Bundy Ranch (S. O. Bundy Ranch, LC) - Mt. Trumbull Allotment, State Lease #05-000174
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2013-2014EQIP$46,301
2013LRP$5,000Livestock Water
2015-2019EQIP$285,946
2019HPC #18-218*$100,000Pinyon & Juniper Tree Removal
2020HPC #19-219*$100,000Pinyon & Juniper Tree Removal
$537,247TOTAL 2013-2020
* This project was shared with neighboring ranches.
The Bundy family created the S. O. Bundy Ranch LC in 2014.
Top Hat Ranch (Rudger C. Atkin, Inc.) - Mainstreet, Ivanpah & Little Tank Allotments, State Leases #05-001564 & #05-001487
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2013-2020EQIP$417,576
2018HPC #17-217*$100,000Pumphouse Water Catchment & Pipeline
2020HPC #19-219*$100,000Pumphouse Water Catchment Redevelopment
$617,576TOTAL 2013 - 2020
* This project was shared with neighboring ranches.
BLM Hassayampa Field Office
CO Bar RanchKelton RanchLittle Horse & OX Ranch
CO Bar Ranch (Babbitt Ranches LLC) - Slate Mtn., Wild Bill & Moqui (FS), CO Bar (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000252
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LCCGP #05-26$150,000Grassland Restoration
2007LCCGP #07-02$125,000Grassland Restoration
2007WHIP*$70,124
2009LCCGP #09-29$125,000Grassland Restoration
2009-2017PFWP$199,950
2011LCCGP #11-02$125,000Babbitt Lake Habitat Improvement
2013LRP$100,000Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2013HPC #12-202$40,000Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2018HPC #17-202$30,000Grassland Restoration In Cedar Wash Area (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2018-2020LFP$286,054
2021HPC #20-207**$50,000Pinyon Pine and Juniper Tree Removal
$1,301,128***TOTAL 2005 - 2021

* WHIP ended in 2013 and was absorbed by the EQIP program.
** This project was shared with an area on the nearby Kaibab National Forest.
*** This isn't the total amount of government assistance that benefited the ranch. According to a 2008 Arizona Game & Fish Department letter, they had previously spent more than $1.3 million on the ranch.

The enormous CO Bar Ranch is located between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, and runs from the Little Colorado River in the east to State Route 64 in the west. It is comprised primarily of private and state land, but includes the Coconino National Forest's Slate Mountain & Wild Bill grazing allotments in the south, and the Kaibab National Forest's Moqui grazing allotment in the north, along with the BLM's small CO Bar allotment, administered by their Hassayampa Field Office. The ranch uses scientifically discredited Holistic Resource Management (HRM) grazing management theories. HRM grazing plans are typified by high utilization rates, which can increase competition between cattle and wildlife for forage, and degrade watershed health and wildlife habitat - especially in dry ecosystems and during droughts. (Babbitt Ranches LLC also owns the Espee Ranch, located west of SR 64, which includes private land and state grazing lease #05-000822.)
Kelton Ranch (Kelton Cattle Co., LLC) - Box Bar (BLM) and Long Gulch Allotments (FS), State Lease #05-000063
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2015-2018EQIP$30,540
2015-2020LFP$173,074
2013HPC #12-603*$25,000Cut Down Juniper Trees On Sycamore Mesa
$228,614TOTAL 2015 - 2020
* This project was shared with a neighboring ranch.
Little Horse & OX Ranch (Little Horse Ranch LLLP) - Casner Park/Kelly Seep (FS) and Grantham Bros. Lease (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000111
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2017EQIP$485,143
2009LCCGP #09-66$100,000Range Improvement Progam
2011-2020LFP$560,934
2011LCCGP #11-39$125,000Range Improvement Program
$1,271,077TOTAL 2005-2020
BLM Kingman Field Office
Cane Springs RanchFrancis Creek RanchQuail Springs Ranch
Cane Springs Ranch (Anita M. Waite) - Hibernia Peak A&B Allotments, State Lease #05-088193
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2000WQIG #1-005$9,323Livestock Water Catchment Restoration
2005LCCGP #05-91$150,000Livestock Water
2006-2018EQIP$493,920
2007LCCGP #07-87$125,000Livestock Water
2009LCCGP #09-112$82,250Livestock Water & Vegetation Project, Phase 3
2010HPC #09-304$14,250Livestock Water
2011LCCGP #11-78$125,000Livestock Water & Vegetation Project, Phase 4
2014-2020LFP192,388
$1,192,131TOTAL 2000 - 2020

Francis Creek Ranch (Francis Creek Ranch, LLC) - Francis Creek, Big Sandy, Bagdad, Gray Wash, Greenwood Peak Community, Groom Peak, Byner, Cane Springs Wash, Diamond Joe, Los Molinos, Sandy, Walnut Creek & Loma Linda Allotments, State Lease #05-003387, #05-003173
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008-2017EQIP$713,235
2011LCCGP #11-57$50,790Windmill & Solar Water Pump
2015-2020LFP$306,097
$1,070,122TOTAL 2008-2020
Quail Springs Ranch (Charles W. "Bill" Hamilton) - Big Ranch Units A & B, Gold Basin Allotments, State Leases #05-116005, #05-052249, #05-002828, #05-116371, #05-052773
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2019EQIP$249,165
2011-2020LFP$317,349
$566,514TOTAL 2005-2020
BLM Lower Sonoran Field Office
Ward Ranch
Ward Ranch (Saddle Back Cattle Co. LP*) - Ward & Gable-Ming Allotments, State Lease #05-044784
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006-2016EQIP$91,546
2007LCCGP #07-30$50,000LIvestock Water & Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-40$63,481Livestock Management Enhancements
$205,027TOTAL 2006-2016
* Saddle Back Cattle Co. LP is one of the owners of K Cross Cattle Co. LLC.
BLM Safford Field Office
Bar T Bar RanchBrown RanchCampstool RanchChevelon Butte RanchDry Camp RanchKaler RanchKlump RanchesL Lazy E RanchMenges RanchNoland RanchOl' Morani RanchOx Yoke RanchTwin C RanchWillis Ranch
Bar T Bar Ranch (Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc.) - Bar T Bar (FS) and Flying Butte (BLM) Allotments, State Leases #05-001339, #05-000305
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LRP*$285,000Juniper Removal
2005LCCGP #05-81$150,000Grassland Restoration & Livestock Water
2005-2011WHIP$36,937
2005-2019EQIP$789,011
2006-2013WHIP*$176,981
2007-2008EQIP*$449,995
2011-2020LFP$968,022
2011HPC #10-203$24,000Prescribed Burns To Kill Juniper Trees
2012-2018PFWP$200,661
2014HPC #13-204$32,000Quayle Hill Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2015HPC #14-214$5,349Drinker Replacements
2017HPC #16-211$31,920Quayle Hill Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
$3,149,813TOTAL 2005-2020
* This was shared with the Flying M Ranch, the other member of the Diablo Trust.
WHIP was absorbed by the EQIP program after 2013.

In 2012 Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc., purchased the Black Rock Ranch for $1,228,920. It included the BLM Flying Butte allotment and state lease #05-000305. Ranch manager Bob Prosser is a former president of the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association.The ranch uses scientifically discredited Holistic Resource Management (HRM) grazing management theories. HRM grazing plans are typified by high utilization rates, which can increase competition between cattle and wildlife for forage, and degrade watershed health and wildlife habitat - especially in dry ecosystems and during droughts.
Brown Ranch (J. Albert Brown Ranches, Inc.) - Cerro Trigo, Greens Peak (FS) and Wildcat Creek (BLM) Allotments, State Leases #05-000160, #05-030837, #05-042016
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2009 - 2020EQIP$293,839
2009 - 2019LFP$732,047
2017AWPF #17-188$303,975Apache-Navajo County Watershed Improvement (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
$1,329,861TOTAL 2009-2020
The Brown Ranch is owned by the descendants of the late influential state legislator Jack A. Brown, who died in 2015.
Campstool Ranch (Sombrero Butte Cattle, LLC) - Copper Creek (FS), Copper Creek & Reliable (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-002851
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2008EQIP$270,603
2014-2015LFP$158,364
$428,967TOTAL 2005 - 2015
Chevelon Butte Ranch (O'Haco Cattle Co. LLC) - Clear Creek (FS) & Toltec Divide (BLM) Allotments, State Leases #05-001582, #05-000762
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
1995HPC*$103,700Hi-Point Water Well
1996AWPF #96-002$77,844Hi-Point Well Completion Phase
2002OSR #43**$5,961
2005LCCGP #05-74$30,390Livestock Water
2006 - 2008EQIP$42,728
2009WHIP***$183,900
2009-2014PFWP$88,500
2009 - 2019LFP$463,741
2010HPC$16,250Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
2011HPC #10-103$6,000Water Wells Fuel
2012HPC #11-104$7,400Water Wells Fuel
2012HPC #11-105$7,500Dirt Tank Cleaning
2013HPC #12-105$8,300Water Wells Fuel
2014HPC #13-107$7,600Water Wells Fuel
2015HPC #14-106$10,000Water Wells Maintenance
2015HPC #14-107$7,600Water Wells Fuel
2017HPC #16-108$12,000Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
2018HPC #17-105$31,000Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
2019HPC #18-105$34,000Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
2020HPC #19-104$33,000Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
2021HPC #20-109$13,000Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
$1,190,414TOTAL 1995-2021
* The Arizona Game & Fish Department stated they no longer have any record of this HPC grant, but it was described in the AWPF grant application.
**Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
*** WHIP ended in 2013 and was absorbed by the EQIP program.

Ranch manager Jim O’Haco is a member of the Arizona Livestock Loss Board, which provides financial compensation to ranchers who claim livestock losses to endangered Mexican wolves. In 2009 he was the recipient of the National Private Lands Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, after being nominated by the Arizona Game & Fish Department.
Dry Camp Ranch (Dry Camp Ranch, LLC) - Dry Camp, Aravaipa & Aravaipa S. Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2018EQIP$418,607
2007LCCGP #07-80$49,020Livestock Water & Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-101$69,182Coordinated Resource Management Plan (CRMP)
2011LCCGP #11-64$100,000Coordinated Resource Management Plan (CRMP)
2011-2020LFP$133,479
$770,288TOTAL 2005-2020

San Francisco Ranch (Richard M. Kaler) - San Francisco Allotment, State Lease #05-000372
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2014EQIP$167,041
2005LCCGP #05-52$85,100Erosion Control
2007AWPF #07-145$169,800Erosion Control Phase II
2007LCCGP #07-51$50,000Livestock Water & Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-60$87,068Alternative Livestock Water, Phase II
2009WQIG #11-002$42,750Alternative Livestock Water
2010WQIG #12-005$100,246Alternative Livestock Water, Phase II
2011AWPF #11-175$137,594Alternative Livestock Water, Phase III
2011LFP$1,554
$841,153TOTAL 2005 - 2014
Klump Ranches (Klump Ranches, LLC) - Gillman (FS), Apache Springs, Sheep Canyon & Willow Allotments (BLM), State Leases #05-003289, #05-097417, #05-094619, #05-000723, #05-000915, #05-001886, #05-108009, #05-003363, #05-105016, and #05-001630
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006-2012EQIP$452,010
2009LCCGP #09-62$46,537Ten Ranch
2015-2020LFP$252,265
$750,902TOTAL 2006 - 2020
L Lazy E Ranch (David & Sonia Gasho) - Middlemarch (FS) & Ron Searle (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000569
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2007LCCGP #07-31$56,753Livestock Water, Fencing
2011LCCGP #11-21$100,000Grubbing, Mucking, and Stretching Wire
2012-2020EQIP$235,040
$391,793TOTAL 2007-2020
Menges Ranch (Menges Ranches LLC) - Bonita Creek, Johnny Creek, Smuggler Peak, and Zorilla Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
1996AWPF #95-014*$157,223Gila Box RNCA Riparian Fences, Livestock Water
2005 - 2009EQIP$57,239
2005LCCGP #05-70$36,831Livestock Water
2007LCCGP #07-64$36,503Livestock Water
2009 LFP$35,061
2011-2020LFP$544,785
2017WQIG #19-002$49,580Menges Ranch Livestock Water System
$917,222TOTAL 1996-2020
*AWPF #95-014 was shared with two neighboring ranches.
Ranch manager Jeff Menges was the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association’s 2019 Cattleman of the Year. He is also a past president of that organization, and the local Greenlee County Cattle Growers’ Association. And he is also a former member of the Arizona BLM’s Resource Advisory Council (RAC). In 1998 he initiated a successful legal challenge against a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biological opinion that would have eliminated grazing in riparian areas on local BLM allotments in order to protect potential habitat for endangered species.
Noland Ranch (Noland Ranch LLC) - Turtle Mountain, Morenci, Metcalf (BLM) & Granville (FS) Allotments, State Subleases #05-001089, #05-002190
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2007LCCGP #07-70$125,000Livestock Water, Fencing
2008WQIG #10-008$126,900Gila Box RNCA Riparian Fence
2008LRP$22,200Gila Box RNCA Riparian Fence
2009-2015EQIP$180,873
2011-2016LFP$306,270
2011LCCGP #11-52$83,910Chesser Creek Rehab
2013HPC #12-502$29,623Turtle Mountain Wildlife Enhancement
2014HPC #13-503$33,000Turtle Mountain Wildlife Enhancement
2016LCCGP #16-19$47,863Livestock Fence Reconstruction
2018LFP$48,886
$1,004,525TOTAL 2007-2018
Noland Ranch LLC sold the ranch in 2019.
Ol' Morani Ranch (Ol' Morani Ranch, LLC) - Midway, Nippers, Oak Creek & Haystack Allotments, State Lease #05-002971
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2019EQIP$267,634
2011-2020LFP$112,664
$380,298TOTAL 2005-2020
Ox Yoke Ranch (The Ox Yoke Ranch, LLC) - Potato Wash Allotment, State Lease #05-002173
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011-2020LFP$201,074
2010-2013EQIP$250,694
2016LCCGP #16-11$50,000Water Well, Pipeline & Drinkers
2017HPC #16-104$20,961Water Development
$522,729TOTAL 2011-2020
Twin C Ranch (Twin C Ranch, LLC) - Twin C Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011LCCGP #11-44$100,000Goat Camp Water Well
2011-2018LFP$71,285
$171,285TOTAL 2011 - 2018
The ranch’s manager Manuel “Rocky” Manuz is a past president of the Greenlee County Cattle Growers Association.
Willis Ranch (Willis Ranch Ranch LLC) - Flint Knoll Allotment, State Lease #05-001463
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011EQIP$879,525
2018-2019LFP$30,582
$910,107TOTAL 2011-2019
BLM Tucson Field Office
47 RanchA Diamond RanchAnvil RanchBattle Axe RanchBrookline RanchClyne RanchChilton RanchGovernment Spring RanchLEN RanchMiller RanchRose Tree RanchSands RanchSanta Margarita RanchTable Mountain RanchTeacup RanchThree Brothers RanchVera Earl RanchZapata Ranch
47 Ranch (Cross U Cattle Co., LLC) - 47 Ranch Allotment, State Lease #05-000322
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006-2012EQIP$69,200
2007WQIG #9-001*$114,950Whitewater Draw Sediment Reduction Partnership
2007LCCGP #07-68$113,142Erosion Control and Livestock Water
2011-2020LFP$236,357
$533,649TOTAL 2006 - 2020
* WQIG #9-001 grant was shared among four ranches.
A Diamond Ranch (G&H Land & Cattle Co.) - A Diamond Allotment, State Lease #05-003391
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006-2017EQIP$209,281
2007LCCGP #07-29$61,320Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-39$43,534Enhanced Land Management Plan
2011-2018LFP$219,897
2012HPC #11-508$9,773Solar Livestock Water Pump
2020LFP$10,155
$553,960TOTAL 2006-2020
The current coordinated resource management plan (CRMP) was completed without any NEPA analysis in 2007. The ranch uses scientifically discredited Holistic Resource Management (HRM) grazing management theories. HRM grazing plans are typified by high utilization rates, which can increase competition between cattle and wildlife for forage, and degrade watershed health and wildlife habitat - especially in dry ecosystems and during droughts.
Anvil Ranch (John F King & Son, Inc.) - Anvil Allotment, State Lease #05-000717
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2020EQIP$347,560
2005LCCGP #05-54$67,610Fencing
2008PFWP$5,100Erosion Control Structures
2011-2020LFP$349,667
2017HPC #16-516*$30,000New Dirt Tanks For Wildlife & To Take Wildlife Pressure Off Livestock Waters
2018HPC #17-524$4,000Dirt Tank Maintenance
2018WQIG #20-004*$150,193Mesquite Tree Removal
$954,130TOTAL 2005 - 2020
* This assistance was shared with the neighboring Santa Margarita and Elkhorn ranches.
Battle Axe Ranch (Lueck Land & Cattle, LLC) - Battle Axe Allotment, State Lease #05-102690
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2009-2018LFP$103,992
2016-2020EQIP$253,985
2020LFP$683
$358,660TOTAL 2009 - 2020
The current coordinated resource management plan (CRMP) was completed without any NEPA analysis in 2012.
Brookline Ranch (Michael J. Hayhurst) - Babocomari Allotment, State Lease #05-003172
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2004-2010EQIP$97,683
2007-2008WHIP*34,201Aerial Spraying of Herbicide to Kill Brush
$131,883TOTAL 2004-2008
* WHIP ended in 2013 and was absorbed by the EQIP program.
The current coordinated resource management plan (CRMP) was completed without any NEPA analysis in 2006. The Babocomari allotment is one of the four active grazing allotments in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.
Clyne Ranch (Susan S. Clyne Trust) - Coal Mine (FS) & Clyne (BLM) Allotments, Pima County Lease #11-64-C-142284-0809, State Lease #05-001350
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #34*$4,531
2007-2015EQIP$51,356
2009LCCGP #09-24$54,283Livestock Water
2011-2015LFP$16,103
2011LCCGP #11-71$125,000Increase Forage Production
2014HPC #11-510**$18,000Southwest Whetstone Mountains Livestock Water - Phase 2
$269,273TOTAL 2002 - 2015
*Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
**HPC #11-510 was shared with a neighboring ranch.
Chilton Ranch (James K. Chilton, Jr) - Montana & Lake (FS), San Luis Mtn. (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000243
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2012EQIP$71,685
2011-2020LFP$374,320
$446,005TOTAL 2005 - 2020
Ranch manager Jim Chilton was named Rancher of the Year in 2003 by the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association. His wife Sue is a former Arizona Game & Fish Commissioner.
Government Spring Ranch (Government Spring Ranch, LLC) - Lyons Fork (FS) & Govt. Spring (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000161
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2013EQIP$120,810
2012-2015LFP$140,496
$261,306TOTAL 2005 - 2015
LEN Ranch (Vince M. & Wyatt J. Ferreira) - LEN Allotment, State Lease #05-025958
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2015LRP$10,000Dirt Tank Bentonite Treatment
2016LRP$13,800Solar Powered Water Well & Pipeline
2017EQIP$7,340
2017HPC #16-629$58,000Mineral Mountains Water Developments
2017LRP$30,000Mineral Mountains Waters Developments
2018-2020LFP$32,789
$151,929TOTAL 2015 - 2020
The current owners acquired the ranch from Dos Vaqueros Volando, LLC, in 2014.
Miller Ranch (El Quen LLC) - Q Miller Allotment, State Lease #05-000903
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2018-2020LFP$2,117
2019-2020EQIP$325,911
$328,028TOTAL 2018-2020
Rose Tree Ranch (Rose Tree Cattle Co. LLLP) - Rose Tree Allotment, State Lease #05-000138
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2004-2018EQIP$123,481
2007LCCGP #07-76$83,575Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2010HPC #09-501$22,556Chappo Betty Livestock Water Development
2012 - 2018LFP$24,157
2014HPC #13-511$4,846Abner Water Well Redevelopment
2014HPC #13-519*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2015HPC #14-520*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2016LCCGP #16-14$39,094Livestock Water
2018HPC #17-501$6,807Replace Schock Windmill With Solar Water Pump
2019HPC #18-523*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2020HPC #19-509*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2021HPC #20-511*$15,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
$359,516TOTAL 2004-2021
* These projects included some neighboring ranches.
The ranch's manager Leland "Bill" Brake is a member of the Arizona Game & Fish Commision, and involved in its Habitat Partnership Committee (HPC). He is also the current chair of the Arizona BLM's statewide Resource Advisory Council (RAC), and a former board member of the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association. Mr. Brake is also a co-owner of the Rafter Cross Ranch and Rockin Four Ranch in the Tonto National Forest.
Sands Ranch (LS Cattle Co. LLC) - Mescal (FS) and Sands (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-001181, Pima County Lease #22-64-S-141624-1208
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011LCCGP #11-29$124,000Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2011-2014EQIP*$136,017
2012HPC #11-510**$18,000Southwest Whetstone Mountains Livestock Water - Phase 2
2014WQIG #15-001$86,163Sands Ranch Brush Eradication Plan
2015WQIG #16-002$98,109Sands Ranch HQ Brush Eradication & Livestock Water
2016WQIG #18-004$130,500Sheet Erosion & E. coli Mitigation on Sands Ranch
2017 - 2019LFP$60,552
$653,341TOTAL 2011-2019
* Prior to 2012 the ranch was owned by Sands Properties LLC.
**HPC #11-510 was shared with a neighboring ranch.

Arizona State Land Department records show the Game & Fish Department may have contributed to a $68,123 aerial herbicide treatment in 2011 to kill brush on the ranch. AGFD stated they “were unable to locate any records” for the project.
The Vera Earl Ranch Inc. is a co-owner of the LS Cattle Co. LLC.
Santa Margarita Ranch (Santa Margarita Ranch, Inc.) - Three Peaks Allotment, State Lease #05-000963
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2017HPC #16-516*$30,000New Dirt Tanks For Wildlife & To Take Wildlife Pressure Off Livestock Waters
2018WQIG #20-004*$150,193Mesquite Tree Removal
2018HPC #17-525$15,000Mesquite Tree Removal
2019HPC #18-521$50,000Mesquite Tree Removal
2020WQIG #19-0010$53,098Mesquite Tree Removal
2021HPC #20-510$12,000Mesquite Tree Removal
$310,291TOTAL 2017 - 2021
* This assistance was shared with the neighboring Anvil and Elkhorn ranches.
Table Mountain Ranch (Table Mountain Ranch LLLP) - Dry Camp Allotment, State Lease #000897
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011-2019EQIP$175,639
2015-2020LFP$126,393
2018HPC #17-517$5,000Livestock Water
$307,032TOTAL 2011-2020
Teacup Ranch (Rick L. Bader DBA Dobson & Bader Cattle Co.) - Teacup, Hackberry Wash & Whitlow Allotments, State Leases #05-001230, #05-001475 & #05-001441
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2010HPC$13,000Teacup - Tecolote Development
2011-2020LFP$620,608
2013EQIP$153,830
$787,438TOTAL 2010-2020
Mr. Bader also subleases the adjacent Box O Ranch, which includes the BLM’s Box O allotment, from Box O Properties LLC.
Three Brothers Ranch (Wallace T. Coleman) - Three Brothers Allotment, State Lease #05-001336
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011-2020LFP$63,064
2015-2017EQIP$22,257
2015WQIG #15-002$50,800Kill Brush With Aerial Application of Herbicide & Build Livestock Fence*
2015HPC #14-528$6,014Dirt Tank Renovations
$142,135TOTAL 2011-2020
* New fence wasn't built due to a 2016 protest from Western Watersheds Project.
The ranch was acquired by True Ranch Beef LLC in late 2020.

The Three Brothers allotment is one of the four active grazing allotments in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.
Vera Earl Ranch (Vera Earl Ranch, Inc.) - Vera Earl, Empire-Cienega, Husband (BLM) & Gardner (FS) Allotments, State Subleases #05-001597 & #05-001678
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
1999AWPF #98-049*$58,500Empire/Cienega/Empirita Livestock Fencing
2005LCCGP #05-34*$37,612Livestock Water
2006-2008EQIP*$44,116
2010-2013EQIP$110,168
2011-2020LFP$717,059
2014HPC #13-519**$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2015HPC #14-520**$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2019HPC #18-523**$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2020HPC #19-509**$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2021HPC #20-511**$15,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
$1,022,805TOTAL 1999 - 2021
* This financial assistance was awarded to the Empire Ranch's previous owner, the Empire Ranch, LLC. The Vera Earl Ranch acquired the adjacent Empire Ranch in 2008. It included the Empire-Cienega allotment and its associated state sublease #05-001597.
** These projects included some neighboring ranches.

The Vera Earl Ranch Inc. became a co-owner of the Sands Ranch in 2012. Then in 2016 they subleased the Four Spear Ranch, which includes the Husband allotment and state lease #05-001678.
Zapata Ranch (Mann Ranch LLC) - Zapata & Massacre Allotments, State Leases #05-095004
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2014HPC #14-514$4,037Livestock Water
2015-2019LFP$17,380
2017-2020EQIP$153,436
$174,853TOTAL 2014 - 2020
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
4 Bar Ranch4 Drag Ranch6K6 RanchAnchor RanchBrown RanchChevelon Butte RanchCinco Noches RanchDouble Circle RanchNoland RanchQuarter Circle U Ranch - NorthTimberline RanchTule Springs RanchWY Bar Ranch
Four Bar Ranch (Four Bar Ranch LLC) - Mesa Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #2*$25,552
2005LCCGP #05-38$50,000Fencing
2007LCCGP #07-27$100,000Livestock Water and Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-37$50,000Upper Eagle Creek Restoration
2011-2014EQIP$51,982
$277,534TOTAL 2005-2011
* Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
4 Drag/7 Cross A Ranches (Darcy & Gary Ely) - East Eagle/Mud Springs Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002WQIG #04-022$45,750Maylay Pasture Livestock Water
2005LCCGP #05-33$125,000Fencing, Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2006WQIG #8-007*$360,930Upper Eagle Creek Watershed Restoration Phase 2
2007 - 2016EQIP$24,873
2007LCCGP #07-25$125,000Erosion Control, Livestock Water, and Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-36$100,000Watershed Improvement for SE Arizona Ranch Sustainability
2009 - 2019LFP$260,548
2011LCCGP #11-15$125,000Watershed Project for SE Arizona Ranch Sustainability
2011AWPF #11-177$136,714Eagle Creek Riparian Protection Project
$1,303,815TOTAL 2002-2019
* WQIG #8-007 was shared with three neighboring ranches.
6K6 Ranch (Powder River Ranch LLC) - AD Bar/Hogtrail Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LCCGP #05-21$125,000Livestock Water and Fencing
2006WQIG #8-007*$360,930 Upper Eagle Creek Watershed Restoration Phase 2
2006-2007WHIP$5,887
2006 - 2011EQIP$43,538
2007LCCGP #07-11$100,000Livestock Water and Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-20$75,000AD Bar/Hogtrail Allotments Restoration Phase 2
$710,355TOTAL 2005-2011
* WQIG #8-007 was shared with three neighboring ranches.
The Powder River Ranch LLC sold the 6K6 Ranch in 2015 and the grazing permit was transferred to the new owners.
Anchor Ranch (Anchor Ranch LLC) - Baseline/Horsesprings Grazing Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
1996AWPF #96-0012$80,626Eagle Creek Watershed and Riparian Stabilization
2005LCCGP #05-48$113,803Grassland Restoration and Livestock Water
2007LCCGP #07-44$125,000Livestock Water
2007 - 2010EQIP$30,804
2009LCCGP #09-50$22,693Upper Eagle Creek Restoration, Baseline/Horsesprings Allotment
2011WHIP$27,775
2011-2020LFP$49,556
$450,257TOTAL 1996-2020
Brown Ranch (J. Albert Brown Ranches, Inc.) - Cerro Trigo, Greens Peak (FS) and Wildcat Creek (BLM) Allotments, State Leases #05-000160, #05-030837, #05-042016
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2009 - 2020EQIP$293,839
2009 - 2019LFP$732,047
2017AWPF #17-188$303,975Apache-Navajo County Watershed Improvement (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
$1,329,861TOTAL 2009-2020
The Brown Ranch is owned by the descendants of the late influential state legislator Jack A. Brown, who died in 2015.
Chevelon Butte Ranch (O'Haco Cattle Co. LLC) - Clear Creek (FS) & Toltec Divide (BLM) Allotments, State Leases #05-001582, #05-000762
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
1995HPC*$103,700Hi-Point Water Well
1996AWPF #96-002$77,844Hi-Point Well Completion Phase
2002OSR #43**$5,961
2005LCCGP #05-74$30,390Livestock Water
2006 - 2008EQIP$42,728
2009WHIP***$183,900
2009-2014PFWP$88,500
2009 - 2019LFP$463,741
2010HPC$16,250Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
2011HPC #10-103$6,000Water Wells Fuel
2012HPC #11-104$7,400Water Wells Fuel
2012HPC #11-105$7,500Dirt Tank Cleaning
2013HPC #12-105$8,300Water Wells Fuel
2014HPC #13-107$7,600Water Wells Fuel
2015HPC #14-106$10,000Water Wells Maintenance
2015HPC #14-107$7,600Water Wells Fuel
2017HPC #16-108$12,000Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
2018HPC #17-105$31,000Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
2019HPC #18-105$34,000Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
2020HPC #19-104$33,000Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
2021HPC #20-109$13,000Water Wells Fuel & Maintenance
$1,190,414TOTAL 1995-2021
* The Arizona Game & Fish Department stated they no longer have any record of this HPC grant, but it was described in the AWPF grant application.
**Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
*** WHIP ended in 2013 and was absorbed by the EQIP program.

Ranch manager Jim O’Haco is a member of the Arizona Livestock Loss Board, which provides financial compensation to ranchers who claim livestock losses to endangered Mexican wolves. In 2009 he was the recipient of the National Private Lands Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, after being nominated by the Arizona Game & Fish Department.
Cinco Noches Ranch (Galyn & Roxanne Knight) - Hayground/Reservation and Colter Creek Allotments, State Lease #05-001662
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #1*$25,552
2005LCCGP #05-55$43,306Livestock Water and Fencing
2007 - 2017EQIP$248,940
2011 - 2019LFP$237,882
$555,680TOTAL 2002-2019
* Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
Double Circle Ranch (Wilma A. Jenkins) - Double Circle Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2004WQIG #06-012$22,300Point of Pines Crossing Rehab
2005LCCGP #05-30$125,000Livestock Water and Fencing
2006WQIG #8-007*$360,930 Upper Eagle Creek Watershed Restoration Phase 2
2006AWPF #06-135$84,448Double Circle Riparian Fencing
2007 - 2010EQIP$84,113
2007LCCGP #07-48$125,000Livestock Water
2007WQIG #9-003$95,100Eagle Creek Watershed Restoration, Double Circle Ranch Phase II
2008WQIG #10-003$92,294Eagle Creek Watershed Restoration, Double Circle Ranch Phase III
2009 - 2011LFP$20,018
2009LCCGP #09-54$100,000Upper Eagle Creek Restoration, Double Circle Allotment
2009AWPF #09-163$35,536Double Circle Ranch Erosion Control
2011AWPF #11-176$36,866Double Circle Ranch Erosion Control, Phase II
2011LCCGP #11-34$100,000Upper Eagle Creek Restoration, Double Circle Allotment, Phase 4
$1,281,605TOTAL 2004-2011
* WQIG #8-007 was shared with three neighboring ranches.
Wilma Jenkins sold the Double Circle Ranch in 2012 and the grazing permit was transferred to the new owners.
Noland Ranch (Noland Ranch LLC) - Turtle Mountain, Morenci, Metcalf (BLM) & Granville (FS) Allotments, State Subleases #05-001089, #05-002190
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2007LCCGP #07-70$125,000Livestock Water, Fencing
2008WQIG #10-008$126,900Gila Box RNCA Riparian Fence
2008LRP$22,200Gila Box RNCA Riparian Fence
2009-2015EQIP$180,873
2011-2016LFP$306,270
2011LCCGP #11-52$83,910Chesser Creek Rehab
2013HPC #12-502$29,623Turtle Mountain Wildlife Enhancement
2014HPC #13-503$33,000Turtle Mountain Wildlife Enhancement
2016LCCGP #16-19$47,863Livestock Fence Reconstruction
2018LFP$48,886
$1,004,525TOTAL 2007-2018
Noland Ranch LLC sold the ranch in 2019.
Quarter Circle U Ranch - North (Quarter Circle U Ranch LLC) - Sponseller and Ortega Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LCCGP #05-05$26,729Livestock Water
2007LCCGP #07-03$77,600Grassland Restoration
2014EQIP$124,102
$228,431TOTAL 2005-2014
The original Quarter Circle U Ranch is associated with this ranch and is located in the Sonoran Desert along the southern border of the Tonto National Forest in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains.
Timberline Ranch (Timberline Cattle Co., LLC) - Hall & Harris Lake Allotments, State Lease #05-088172
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2009LCCGP #09-33$100,000Adaptive Livestock Management
2010-2014EQIP$119,058
2011LCCGP #11-14$112,350Implementing Conservation
2011-2019LFP$765,842
$1,097,250TOTAL 2009 - 2019
Tule Springs Ranch (Winkle Brothers LLC) - Tule Grazing Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LCCGP #05-95$100,000Livestock Water
2006WQIG #8-007*$360,930 Upper Eagle Creek Watershed Restoration Phase 2
2007LCCGP #07-90$100,000Livestock Water and Fencing
2009-2019EQIP$46,843
2009LCCGP #09-116$100,000Upper Eagle Creek Watershed Restoration, Tule Allotment
2009LFP$5,659
2011LCCGP #11-81$122,572Tule Springs Ranch & Allotment Resource Management
2011-2020LFP$48,865
$884,869TOTAL 2005-2020
* WQIG #8-007 was shared with three neighboring ranches.
WY Bar Ranch (LWJ Ranch, LLC) - Cow Flat, Foote Creek, PS, Stone Creek & Alpine Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #23*$38,839
2005LCCGP #05-65$87,339Livestock Water & Grassland Restoration
2007LCCGP #07-62$100,000Livestock Water & Grassland Restoration
2009LCCGP #09-72$100,000Riparian, Livestock Water & Management
2011LCCGP #11-45$125,000Livestock Water & Riparian Protection
2011LFP$13,210
2019-2020EQIP$12,436
2021HPC #20-108$20,000Dirt Tank Cleanouts
$496,824TOTAL 2002 - 2021
* Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.

Coconino National Forest
Bar T Bar RanchCO Bar RanchFlying M RanchLittle Horse & OX RanchM Diamond Ranch
Bar T Bar Ranch (Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc.) - Bar T Bar (FS) and Flying Butte (BLM) Allotments, State Leases #05-001339, #05-000305
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LRP*$285,000Juniper Removal
2005LCCGP #05-81$150,000Grassland Restoration & Livestock Water
2005-2011WHIP$36,937
2005-2019EQIP$789,011
2006-2013WHIP*$176,981
2007-2008EQIP*$449,995
2011-2020LFP$968,022
2011HPC #10-203$24,000Prescribed Burns To Kill Juniper Trees
2012-2018PFWP$200,661
2014HPC #13-204$32,000Quayle Hill Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2015HPC #14-214$5,349Drinker Replacements
2017HPC #16-211$31,920Quayle Hill Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
$3,149,813TOTAL 2005-2020
* This was shared with the Flying M Ranch, the other member of the Diablo Trust.
WHIP was absorbed by the EQIP program after 2013.

In 2012 Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc., purchased the Black Rock Ranch for $1,228,920. It included the BLM Flying Butte allotment and state lease #05-000305. Ranch manager Bob Prosser is a former president of the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association.The ranch uses scientifically discredited Holistic Resource Management (HRM) grazing management theories. HRM grazing plans are typified by high utilization rates, which can increase competition between cattle and wildlife for forage, and degrade watershed health and wildlife habitat - especially in dry ecosystems and during droughts.
CO Bar Ranch (Babbitt Ranches LLC) - Slate Mtn., Wild Bill & Moqui (FS), CO Bar (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000252
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LCCGP #05-26$150,000Grassland Restoration
2007LCCGP #07-02$125,000Grassland Restoration
2007WHIP*$70,124
2009LCCGP #09-29$125,000Grassland Restoration
2009-2017PFWP$199,950
2011LCCGP #11-02$125,000Babbitt Lake Habitat Improvement
2013LRP$100,000Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2013HPC #12-202$40,000Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2018HPC #17-202$30,000Grassland Restoration In Cedar Wash Area (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2018-2020LFP$286,054
2021HPC #20-207**$50,000Pinyon Pine and Juniper Tree Removal
$1,301,128***TOTAL 2005 - 2021

* WHIP ended in 2013 and was absorbed by the EQIP program.
** This project was shared with an area on the nearby Kaibab National Forest.
*** This isn't the total amount of government assistance that benefited the ranch. According to a 2008 Arizona Game & Fish Department letter, they had previously spent more than $1.3 million on the ranch.

The enormous CO Bar Ranch is located between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, and runs from the Little Colorado River in the east to State Route 64 in the west. It is comprised primarily of private and state land, but includes the Coconino National Forest's Slate Mountain & Wild Bill grazing allotments in the south, and the Kaibab National Forest's Moqui grazing allotment in the north, along with the BLM's small CO Bar allotment, administered by their Hassayampa Field Office. The ranch uses scientifically discredited Holistic Resource Management (HRM) grazing management theories. HRM grazing plans are typified by high utilization rates, which can increase competition between cattle and wildlife for forage, and degrade watershed health and wildlife habitat - especially in dry ecosystems and during droughts. (Babbitt Ranches LLC also owns the Espee Ranch, located west of SR 64, which includes private land and state grazing lease #05-000822.)
Flying M Ranch (Flying M Ranch LLLP) - Anderson Springs Allotment, State Lease #05-001065
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LRP*$285,000Juniper Tree Removal
2006-2007WHIP$26,145
2006-2013WHIP*$176,981
2007-2008EQIP*$449,995
2011-2020LFP$819,679
2012-2013PFWP$65,000
2013-2018EQIP$293,776
2015HPC #14-236$20,000Remove Trees Near Ganzalo & Mud Tanks
2016HPC #15-211$28,800Grassland Restoration In Yeager Canyon Unit (Cut Down Pinyon Pine & Juniper Trees.)
2017HPC #16-203$44,450Grassland Restoration In South Burro Unit (Cut Down Pinyon Pine & Juniper Trees.)
2018HPC #17-203$60,000Grassland Restoration In Antelope Tank Area (Cut Down Pinyon Pine & Juniper Trees.)
$2,269,826TOTAL 2005 - 2020
* This was shared with the Bar T Bar Ranch, the other member of the Diablo Trust.
WHIP ended in 2013 and was absorbed by the EQIP program.

The ranch uses scientifically discredited Holistic Resource Management (HRM) grazing management theories. HRM grazing plans are typified by high utilization rates, which can increase competition between cattle and wildlife for forage, and degrade watershed health and wildlife habitat - especially in dry ecosystems and during droughts.
Little Horse & OX Ranch (Little Horse Ranch LLLP) - Casner Park/Kelly Seep (FS) and Grantham Bros. Lease (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000111
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2017EQIP$485,143
2009LCCGP #09-66$100,000Range Improvement Progam
2011-2020LFP$560,934
2011LCCGP #11-39$125,000Range Improvement Program
$1,271,077TOTAL 2005-2020
M Diamond Ranch (M Diamond Management Co. LLC) - Buckhorn Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2003Heritage Fund$31,300West Clear Creek Riparian Fence
2004WQIG #5-012$119,100West Clear Creek Proposal
2004HPC #03-2-040$29,850Indian Flat Habitat Improvement (Cut Down Pinyon Pine & Juniper Trees.)
2004HPC #03-2-041$29,850Boulder Habitat Restoration (Cut Down Pinyon Pine & Juniper Trees.)
2005WQIG #6-019$224,177 West Clear Creek Tributary Watersheds
2005LCCGP #05-63$75,000Grassland Restoration & Erosion Control
2007LCCGP #07-58$26,100Fencing
2009-2018LFP$133,494
2010-2011EQIP$92,366
2018HPC #17-204$20,000Buckhorn Allotment Livestock Water Enhancement
2018WQIG #20-006$71,364Buckhorn Allotment Livestock Waters & Juniper Tree Removal
$852,601TOTAL 2003-2018
The ranch uses scientifically discredited Holistic Resource Management (HRM) grazing management theories. HRM grazing plans are typified by high utilization rates, which can increase competition between cattle and wildlife for forage, and degrade watershed health and wildlife habitat - especially in dry ecosystems and during droughts.
Coronado National Forest
76 RanchBonita RanchCampstool RanchChilton RanchClyne RanchKJ RanchKlump RanchesL Lazy E RanchLazy S RanchO Bar O RanchSands RanchSanta Rita RanchVera Earl Ranch
76 Ranch (Bonita Cattle LLC) - 76, Two Troughs, and Cedar Springs Allotments, State Lease #05-111635
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011 - 2020LFP$635,338
2013LCCGP #13-14$39,91776 Ranch Conservation & Wildlife Habitat Improvement
2014HPC #13-520$32,40076 Ranch East Side Livestock Water
2015HPC #14-507$33,16876 Ranch Livestock Water
2016 - 2018EQIP$263,314
$1,004,137TOTAL 2011-2020
The current coordinated resource management plan (CRMP) was completed without any NEPA analysis in 2014. Ranch manager Jay Whetten is a past president of the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association
Bonita Ranch (Bonita Ranch, Inc.) - Bonita Allotment, State Lease #05-003597
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2007-2017EQIP$264,046
2007LCCGP #07-45$97,777Livestock Water & Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-51$30,141Conservation & Wildlife Habitat Improvement
2011-2020LFP205,867
2011HPC #10-504$23,900Bonita Ranch Grassland Restoration Phase 1 (Cut Down Mesquite Trees.)
2012-2013WHIP$73,938
2015HPC #14-527$30,000East McQuiggan Pasture Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Mesquite Trees.)
2016LCCGP #16-06$50,000Tumbleweed Grasslands Restoration
2016HPC #15-508$30,000N Tumbleweed Pasture Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Mesquite Trees.)
2016HPC #15-506*$20,000Kill Coyotes to Protect Pronghorn Fawns, Phase 1
2017HPC #16-513$30,000SW Tumbleweed Pasture Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Mesquite Trees.)
2017HPC #16-505*$20,000Kill Coyotes to Protect Pronghorn Fawns, Phase 2
2018HPC #17-507$30,000SE Tumbleweed Pasture Grassland Restoration
2018HPC #17-508*$20,000Kill Coyotes to Protect Pronghorn Fawns, Phase 3
$925,669TOTAL 2007 - 2020
*These projects included neighboring ranches.
Campstool Ranch (Sombrero Butte Cattle, LLC) - Copper Creek (FS), Copper Creek & Reliable (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-002851
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2008EQIP$270,603
2014-2015LFP$158,364
$428,967TOTAL 2005 - 2015
Chilton Ranch (James K. Chilton, Jr) - Montana & Lake (FS), San Luis Mtn. (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000243
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2012EQIP$71,685
2011-2020LFP$374,320
$446,005TOTAL 2005 - 2020
Ranch manager Jim Chilton was named Rancher of the Year in 2003 by the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association. His wife Sue is a former Arizona Game & Fish Commissioner.
Clyne Ranch (Susan S. Clyne Trust) - Coal Mine (FS) & Clyne (BLM) Allotments, Pima County Lease #11-64-C-142284-0809, State Lease #05-001350
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #34*$4,531
2007-2015EQIP$51,356
2009LCCGP #09-24$54,283Livestock Water
2011-2015LFP$16,103
2011LCCGP #11-71$125,000Increase Forage Production
2014HPC #11-510**$18,000Southwest Whetstone Mountains Livestock Water - Phase 2
$269,273TOTAL 2002 - 2015
*Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
**HPC #11-510 was shared with a neighboring ranch.
KJ Ranch (Brent & Kimberly Haas) - Oak Grove Allotment, State Lease #05-099055
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2007-2017EQIP$785,304
2007LCCGP #07-36$50,000Livestock Water & Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-46$75,000Ft. Grant Rd. Area Water Conservation Project
2011LCCGP #11-27$82,251Bonita Area Irrigation Conservation Program
2012HPC #11-515$15,000KJ Ranch Grassland Restoration, Phase 2
2012-2014WHIP$105,121
2014-2020LFP$149,575
2014HPC #13-508$30,000KJ Ranch Windmill Pasture Grassland Restoration
2016LCCGP #16-12$50,000Grassland Restoration
2016HPC #15-506*$20,000Kill Coyotes to Protect Pronghorn Fawns, Phase 1
2016HPC #15-501$15,662Bonita Home Place Pasture Livestock Water
2016LRP$8,000Bonita Home Place Pasture Livestock Water
2017HPC #16-505*$20,000Kill Coyotes to Protect Pronghorn Fawns, Phase 2
2018HPC #17-508*$20,000Kill Coyotes to Protect Pronghorn Fawns, Phase 3
$1,425,913TOTAL 2007 - 2020
* These projects included neighboring ranches.
Klump Ranches (Klump Ranches, LLC) - Gillman (FS), Apache Springs, Sheep Canyon & Willow Allotments (BLM), State Leases #05-003289, #05-097417, #05-094619, #05-000723, #05-000915, #05-001886, #05-108009, #05-003363, #05-105016, and #05-001630
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006-2012EQIP$452,010
2009LCCGP #09-62$46,537Ten Ranch
2015-2020LFP$252,265
$750,902TOTAL 2006 - 2020
L Lazy E Ranch (David & Sonia Gasho) - Middlemarch (FS) & Ron Searle (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000569
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2007LCCGP #07-31$56,753Livestock Water, Fencing
2011LCCGP #11-21$100,000Grubbing, Mucking, and Stretching Wire
2012-2020EQIP$235,040
$391,793TOTAL 2007-2020
Lazy S Ranch (Lazy S Ranch Willcox, LLC) - O Bar O Canyon Allotment, State Lease #05-107544
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2020EQIP$161,858
2005LCCGP #05-94$2,525Livestock Water
2007LCCGP #07-89$38,484Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water & Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-115$41,727Conservation Improvements
2011-2020LFP$183,055
2011LCCGP #11-80$40,443Livestock Water
2016HPC #15-506*$20,000Kill Coyotes to Protect Pronghorn Fawns, Phase 1
2017HPC #16-505*$20,000Kill Coyotes to Protect Pronghorn Fawns, Phase 2
2018HPC #17-508*$20,000Kill Coyotes to Protect Pronghorn Fawns, Phase 3
$528,092TOTAL 2005 - 2020
* These projects included neighboring ranches.
O Bar O Ranch (O Bar O Ranch Holdings LLC) - O Bar O Allotment, State Lease #05-000154
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2014-2020EQIP$289,865
2015LFP$201,646
2016LCCGP #16-28$50,000Grassland Restoration
2016HPC #15-506*$20,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection, Phase 1
2017HPC #16-505*$20,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection, Phase 2
2018HPC #17-508*$20,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection, Phase 3
$601,511TOTAL 2014 - 2020
* These projects included neighboring ranches.
O Bar O Ranch Holdings LLC was incorporated in 2005 and acquired the ranch about 2007.
Sands Ranch (LS Cattle Co. LLC) - Mescal (FS) and Sands (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-001181, Pima County Lease #22-64-S-141624-1208
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011LCCGP #11-29$124,000Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2011-2014EQIP*$136,017
2012HPC #11-510**$18,000Southwest Whetstone Mountains Livestock Water - Phase 2
2014WQIG #15-001$86,163Sands Ranch Brush Eradication Plan
2015WQIG #16-002$98,109Sands Ranch HQ Brush Eradication & Livestock Water
2016WQIG #18-004$130,500Sheet Erosion & E. coli Mitigation on Sands Ranch
2017 - 2019LFP$60,552
$653,341TOTAL 2011-2019
* Prior to 2012 the ranch was owned by Sands Properties LLC.
**HPC #11-510 was shared with a neighboring ranch.

Arizona State Land Department records show the Game & Fish Department may have contributed to a $68,123 aerial herbicide treatment in 2011 to kill brush on the ranch. AGFD stated they “were unable to locate any records” for the project.
The Vera Earl Ranch Inc. is a co-owner of the LS Cattle Co. LLC.
Santa Rita Ranch (Santa Rita Ranch, Inc.) - McBeth & Helvetia Allotments, State Lease #05-000161
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006-2008EQIP$287,670
$287,670TOTAL 2006 - 2008
Vera Earl Ranch (Vera Earl Ranch, Inc.) - Vera Earl, Empire-Cienega, Husband (BLM) & Gardner (FS) Allotments, State Subleases #05-001597 & #05-001678
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
1999AWPF #98-049*$58,500Empire/Cienega/Empirita Livestock Fencing
2005LCCGP #05-34*$37,612Livestock Water
2006-2008EQIP*$44,116
2010-2013EQIP$110,168
2011-2020LFP$717,059
2014HPC #13-519**$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2015HPC #14-520**$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2019HPC #18-523**$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2020HPC #19-509**$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2021HPC #20-511**$15,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
$1,022,805TOTAL 1999 - 2021
* This financial assistance was awarded to the Empire Ranch's previous owner, the Empire Ranch, LLC. The Vera Earl Ranch acquired the adjacent Empire Ranch in 2008. It included the Empire-Cienega allotment and its associated state sublease #05-001597.
** These projects included some neighboring ranches.

The Vera Earl Ranch Inc. became a co-owner of the Sands Ranch in 2012. Then in 2016 they subleased the Four Spear Ranch, which includes the Husband allotment and state lease #05-001678.
Kaibab National Forest
55 RanchCO Bar RanchMcNelly Ranches
55 Ranch (55 Ranch, LLC) - Double A and Corva Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011-2020LFP$197,047
2012-2017EQIP$400,151
$597,198TOTAL 2011-2020
CO Bar Ranch (Babbitt Ranches LLC) - Slate Mtn., Wild Bill & Moqui (FS), CO Bar (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000252
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LCCGP #05-26$150,000Grassland Restoration
2007LCCGP #07-02$125,000Grassland Restoration
2007WHIP*$70,124
2009LCCGP #09-29$125,000Grassland Restoration
2009-2017PFWP$199,950
2011LCCGP #11-02$125,000Babbitt Lake Habitat Improvement
2013LRP$100,000Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2013HPC #12-202$40,000Grassland Restoration (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2018HPC #17-202$30,000Grassland Restoration In Cedar Wash Area (Cut Down Juniper Trees.)
2018-2020LFP$286,054
2021HPC #20-207**$50,000Pinyon Pine and Juniper Tree Removal
$1,301,128***TOTAL 2005 - 2021

* WHIP ended in 2013 and was absorbed by the EQIP program.
** This project was shared with an area on the nearby Kaibab National Forest.
*** This isn't the total amount of government assistance that benefited the ranch. According to a 2008 Arizona Game & Fish Department letter, they had previously spent more than $1.3 million on the ranch.

The enormous CO Bar Ranch is located between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, and runs from the Little Colorado River in the east to State Route 64 in the west. It is comprised primarily of private and state land, but includes the Coconino National Forest's Slate Mountain & Wild Bill grazing allotments in the south, and the Kaibab National Forest's Moqui grazing allotment in the north, along with the BLM's small CO Bar allotment, administered by their Hassayampa Field Office. The ranch uses scientifically discredited Holistic Resource Management (HRM) grazing management theories. HRM grazing plans are typified by high utilization rates, which can increase competition between cattle and wildlife for forage, and degrade watershed health and wildlife habitat - especially in dry ecosystems and during droughts. (Babbitt Ranches LLC also owns the Espee Ranch, located west of SR 64, which includes private land and state grazing lease #05-000822.)
McNelly Ranches (McNelly Ranches, LLC) - Davenport Lake, Ebert, Homestead & Sitgreaves Allotments, State Leases #05-083853, #05-000169
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2004-2019EQIP$728,531
2005LCCGP #05-69$39,000Livestock Water
2011-2020LFP$502,506
$1,270,037TOTAL 2004-2020
Prescott National Forest
Barney York RanchDiamond 2 RanchKelton RanchOrme RanchRio Verde RanchWagon Bow RanchY Bar D RanchYavapai Ranch
Barney York Ranch (Barney York, LLC) - Hitt Wash Allotment, State Lease #05-115038
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006-2019EQIP$266,382
2017AWPF #17-189$138,183Cut Down Pinyon & Juniper Trees, Use Them For Erosion Control Check Dams
2018-2020LFP$12,157
$416,722TOTAL 2006 - 2020
Diamond 2 Ranch (Maughan Ranches LLC) - Crooks-Maverick and Wagoner Allotments, State Lease #05-000346
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #49*$32,196
2003WQIG #5-013$39,900New Livestock Waters
2018HPC #17-302$1,116Middlewater Well Solar Conversion
2018HPC #17-304$1,116160 Well Solar Conversion
$74,328TOTAL 2002-2018
* Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
Kelton Ranch (Kelton Cattle Co., LLC) - Box Bar (BLM) and Long Gulch Allotments (FS), State Lease #05-000063
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2015-2018EQIP$30,540
2015-2020LFP$173,074
2013HPC #12-603*$25,000Cut Down Juniper Trees On Sycamore Mesa
$228,614TOTAL 2015 - 2020
* This assistance was shared with neighboring ranches.
Orme Ranch (Orme Ranch, Inc.) - V Bar Allotment, State Lease #05-000549
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #45*$53,183
2005EQIP$18,060
2007LCCGP #07-52$41,504Livestock Water & Fencing
2010HPC$3,900Livestock Water Development - Phase 2
2015-2020LFP$138,845
$255,492TOTAL 2002 - 2020
* Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
The ranch uses scientifically discredited Holistic Resource Management (HRM) grazing management theories. HRM grazing plans are typified by high utilization rates, which can increase competition between cattle and wildlife for forage, and degrade watershed health and wildlife habitat - especially in dry ecosystems and during droughts.
Rio Verde Ranch (Almida Land & Cattle Co. LLC) - Del Rio/West Bear Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
1998AWPF #98-047$115,300Upper Verde Adaptive Management Unit
2002WQIG #4-012*$55,700Upper Verde Collaborative Watershed Restoration
2005LCCGP #05-03$17,650Livestock Water
2007AWPF #07-149$366,390Control of Tamarisk on Upper Verde River
2007LCCGP #07-01$14,500Livestock Water
2008-2016EQIP$352,970
2009 - 2015LFP$332,370
2011LCCGP #11-01$47,960Lower MC Livestock Water Distribution System
$1,302,840TOTAL 1998-2015
* WQIG #4-012 was shared with a neighboring ranch.
The allotment’s permittee died in 2017 and the ranch was taken over by his descendants.
Wagon Bow Ranch (Wagon Bow Ranch, LLC) - Camp Wood Allotment, State Leases #05-000795
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008-2019EQIP$380,433
$380,433TOTAL 2008-2019
Y Bar D Ranch (Y Bar D Ranch Inc.) - Horseshoe Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
1998AWPF #98-055$82,561Horseshoe Allotment: Verde Riparian Project II
2002WQIG #4-012*$55,700Upper Verde Collaborative Watershed Restoration
2005LCCGP #05-96$75,000Livestock Water
2007LCCGP #07-91$75,000Livestock Water and Fencing
2010-2012EQIP$98,553
2015-2018LFP$18,203
$405,017TOTAL 1998-2018
* WQIG #4-012 was shared with a neighboring ranch.
Y Bar D Ranch Inc. sold the ranch to a new owner in 2019.
Yavapai Ranch (Yavapai Ranch LP) - Yavapai Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
1990AZ319 #90-004
(Now called WQIG)
$175,600Chino Winds NRCD HRM Demonstration Project
2004-2019EQIP$628,612
2009 - 2015 LFP$496,272
2017HPC #16-305$15,900Yavapai Ranch Dirt Tank Cleanouts
2017HPC #16-308$33,831Conversions To Solar Water Pumps
$1,350,215TOTAL 1990-2019
The current coordinated resources management plan (CRMP) was completed in 1992. The ranch uses scientifically discredited Holistic Resource Management (HRM) grazing management theories. HRM grazing plans are typified by high utilization rates, which can increase competition between cattle and wildlife for forage, and degrade watershed health and wildlife habitat - especially in dry ecosystems and during droughts.
Tonto National Forest
76 RanchBar F Bar RanchBar X RanchBuzzard Roost RanchCartwright RanchCherry Creek RanchCircle Bar RanchCross F & Diamond RanchCross V RanchDagger Springs RanchDC Cattle RanchDiamond Butte RanchEllinwood RanchFlying H RanchGovernment Spring RanchGreenback Valley RanchGriffin Cattle RanchH4 RanchHayhook RanchHerron RanchJF RanchJohnson RanchM Bar K RanchO Bar C RanchO Bar O RanchPotato Butte RanchRafter Cross RanchRafter P RanchRafter 6 RanchRockin Four Ranch
76 Ranch (Troy Neal) - Seventy Six Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #48*$38,873
2005-2019EQIP$163,624
2011-2020LFP$59,273
$261,770TOTAL 2002 - 2020
* OSR grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
Bar F Bar Ranch (Walter Grantham) - Capitan Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2016EQIP$265,480
2007LCCGP #07-33$69,885Livestock Water and Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-44$55,920Conservation, Restoration & Resource Augmentation
2011-2015LFP$35,962
2011LCCGP #11-25$30,543Conservation, Restoration & Resource Augmentation
$457,790TOTAL 2005-2016
Bar X Ranch (The Bar X Ranch LLC) - Bar X Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008-2015EQIP$401,362
2010CREIP$21,767Solar Water Pumps (Program no longer exists.)
2011LCCGP #11-74$83,596Livestock Water and Fencing
2015HPC #14-603$11,526Bar X Water Pipeline
2015HPC #14-604$12,000Bar X Dirt Tanks
2016HPC #15-617$9,000Bar X Dirt Tanks
2017HPC #16-606$11,360Bar X Water Storage Materials
2018 - 2019LFP$29,251
2021HPC #20-602$15,000Colcord Dirt Tanks
$594,862TOTAL 2008-2021
Grazing began to be reauthorized in 2008 on pastures that hadn't been grazed for many years. The current allotment management plan (AMP) was completed in 1981. Ranch manager Mike Hemovich is a former president of the Gila County Cattle Growers Association.
Buzzard Roost Ranch (D.G. Fenn Land & Cattle Co., LLC) - Buzzard Roost Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2013EQIP$147,275
2010HPC #09-604$4,000Juniper Tree Removal
$151,275TOTAL 2005 - 2013
Ranch manager Dan Fenn is a former president of the Gila County Cattle Growers Association, and was their 2012 Rancher of the Year.
Cartwright Ranch (Schmidt Ranch LLC) - Cartwright Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2018LFP$17,998
2020HPC #19-606$100,000Livestock Waters
$117,998TOTAL 2018 - 2020
Grazing was reauthorized on the allotment in 2017 after about 10 years of nonuse.
Cherry Creek Ranch (Tilting H Ranch, LLC) - Cherry-Frio Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2009LCCGP #09-108$75,000Riparian Area Conservation
2010-2015EQIP$238,354
2010HPC$50,000Prescribed Fire To Kill Junipers
$363,354TOTAL 2009 - 2015
Circle Bar Ranch (Horse Creek Farms) - Sunflower Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2019EQIP$12,890
2019LFP$39,903
$52,793TOTAL 2019
Grazing was reauthorized on the allotment in 2019 after several years of nonuse.
Cross F & Diamond Ranch (Cross F Cattle Co. LLC) - Cross F and Diamond Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LCCGP #05-101*$65,295Erosion Control & Livestock Water
2005-2014 EQIP*$231,026
2009LCCGP #09-59*$39,575Ranch Projects
2018LFP$20,254
$356,150TOTAL 2005 - 2018
* This assistance was received by the ranch’s previous owner Johnston Properties LLC.
Cross V Ranch (TW Land & Livestock, LLC) - Cross V, Little Green Valley, Indian Gardens, Star Valley & Payson Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2007LCCGP #07-85$100,000Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2008-2013EQIP$89,122
2010HPC #09-612$6,500Houston Mesa Tank Cleanouts
2009LCCGP #09-110$100,000Little Green Valley Grazing Complex Range Improvement Project Phase II
2011-2018LFP$236,665
2012HPC #11-608$85,000Houston Mesa Restoration
$617,287TOTAL 2007 - 2018
Dagger Springs Ranch (Charles E. Erickson Jr.) - Dutchwoman Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #37*$33,388
2005-2011EQIP$164,685
2005LCCGP #05-36$7,006Livestock Water
2007LCCGP #07-26$50,000Livestock Water
2014-2018LFP$86,471
$341,550TOTAL 2002 - 2018
* OSR grants became LCCGP grants in 2005
Mr. Erickson was the Gila County Cattle Growers 2013 Rancher of the Year.
The Dutchwoman allotment has two grazing permittees. The other permittee, Mitchell Holder, received a $13,116 OSR grant in 2002, $147,648 of EQIP assistance from 2005 to 2016, and $41,309 of LFP from 2011 to 2015 – for a total of $202,073. The allotment’s current management plan (AMP) was completed in 1993. It’s implementation was funded primarily by a $92,400 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as part of a mitigation plan for the local wildlife habitat that was flooded when the height of Theodore Roosevelt Dam was increased.
DC Cattle Ranch (DC Cattle Co. LLC) - Coolidge-Parker Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2004 - 2015EQIP*$339,226
2005LCCGP #05-23$17,926Livestock Water and Monitoring
2007LCCGP #07-20$76,989Livestock Water and Fencing
2014 - 2018LFP$36,125
2019HPC #18-603$10,560Parker Coolidge Tank Cleanouts
$480,826TOTAL 2004-2019
* Ranch manager David L. Cook also manages some other local ranches. From 2005 to 2015 his DC Cattle Co., LLC, received another $388,849 in EQIP assistance. Some of it was used on the Tonto’s Sleeping Beauty Complex grazing allotments, which he managed for a local mining company.

Mr. Cook was a board member of the Gila County Cattle Growers Association and the Arizona Section Society of Range Management’s 2004 Ranger Manager of the Year. He was elected to the Arizona Legislature in 2016. According to his 2016 and 2018, financial disclosure statements, he’s also one of the co-owners of the Rockin Four Ranch LLC .
Diamond Butte Ranch (M Lazy S Cattle Co.) - Diamond Butte and Flying W Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006 - 2014EQIP$341,469
2010HPC$7,000Water Catchment Maintenance
2015HPC #14-605$24,000Soldier Camp Tanks
2018 - 2019LFP$49,292
2019HPC #18-607$12,000Diamond Butte Dirt Tanks
2019LRP$18,0003.5 Miles Water Pipeline, Two 5,000 Gallon Water Storage Tanks, 3 Water Troughs
$451,761TOTAL 2006-2019
Ellinwood Ranch (Cross Y Ranch, LLC) - Christopher Mtn./Ellinwood Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006-2016EQIP$469,446
2010HPC #09-606$20,000Knock Down Juniper Trees & New Dirt Tank
2015HPC #14-607$11,600Dirt Tank Reconstructions
2015HPC #14-606$25,000Prescribed Burn
2018LFP$10,671
$536,717TOTAL 2006 - 2018
Ranch manager Woody Cline is a former president of the Gila County Cattle Growers Association, and was their 2018 Rancher of the Year. He was elected to the Gila County Board of Supervisors in 2016.
Flying H Ranch (Flying H Ranch & Guide Service, Inc.) - Flying H & V Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2010EQIP$116,622
2007LCCGP #07-49$51,122Livestock Water
2011-2020LFP$380,647
2012HPC #11-602$50,000Prescribed Fire To Kill Juniper Trees
$598,391TOTAL 2005 - 2020
Ranch manager John L. “Johnny” Johnson was the Gila County Cattle Growers 2015 Rancher of the Year.
Government Spring Ranch (Government Spring Ranch, LLC) - Lyons Fork (FS) & Govt. Spring (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000161
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2013EQIP$120,810
2012-2015LFP$140,496
$261,306TOTAL 2005 - 2015
Greenback Valley Ranch (Greenback Valley Ranch, LLC) - Greenback Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #22*$59,077
2005-2016EQIP$428,203
2005LCCGP #05-22$75,000Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water & Fencing
2007LCCGP #07-19$75,000Livestock Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-26$75,000Livestock Water & Pasture Management
2011LCCGP #11-12$125,000Chubb Mountain Water Pipeline
2018-2020LFP$15,042
$852,322TOTAL 2002 - 2020
* OSR grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
Ranch manager Bill Conway is a former president of the Gila County Cattle Growers Association, and was their 2016 Rancher of the Year.
Griffin Cattle Ranch (Griffin Cattle Ranch LLC) - Sedow Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #58*$33,729
2005LCCGP #05-44$100,000Livestock Water and Fencing
2006-2020EQIP$290,706
2007LCCGP #07-34$100,000Livestock Water and Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-45$75,000Restoration-Conservation-Resource Enhancement
2011LCCGP #11-26$77,332Fencing, Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2011 - 2019LFP$353,198
$1,029,965TOTAL 2002-2020
* Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
The current allotment management plan was completed in 1979.
H4 Ranch (William F. & Lori Brown) - H4 Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #14*$77,350
2005-2015EQIP*$327,947
2005LCCGP #05-17*$125,000Livestock Water & Fencing
2007LCCGP #07-09*$100,000Livestock Water & Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-17*$75,000H-4 Ranch and Brunson Field Farming Projects
2017-2020EQIP$41,305
2018HPC #17-613$7,600Gold Tooth Smiths Spring Development
2018-2020LFP$23,926
2021HPC #20-605$110,000H4 Ranch Livestock Water
$888,128TOTAL 2002-2021
OSR grants became LCCGP grants in 2005
* This assistance was received by the previous owner James R. Brown, who died in 2016. William Brown is his son.
Hayhook Ranch (Hay Hook Ranch LLC) - Roosevelt Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #62*$15,365
2005-2008EQIP$75,207
2005LCCGP #05-25$24,870Livestock Water & Fencing
2011HPC #10-515$7,000Water Development
2018HPC #17-610$19,000Water Pipeline Replacement
$141,442TOTAL 2002-2018
* OSR grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
The previous permittee, Dwight Cooper, died in 2013. An allotment management plan (AMP) was implemented in 1993 funded primarily by a $36,960 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as part of a mitigation plan for the local wildlife habitat that was flooded when the height of Theodore Roosevelt Dam was increased.
Herron Ranch (DNH Cattle Co. LLC) - Superior Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011-2015EQIP$115,451
2018LFP$22,034
$137,485TOTAL 2011-2018
JF Ranch (William George Martin) - Millsite Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005LCCGP #05-66*$14,000Livestock Water
2005-2007EQIP*$72,689
2007LCCGP #07-063*$5,000Livestock Water
2009-2013EQIP$263,710
2011-2020LFP$101,254
$456,653TOTAL 2005 - 2020
* The assistance was received by the ranch’s previous owner William H. Martin, who died in 2011. He was the father of the current owner William George Martin.
Johnson Ranch (Charley E. Johnson) - Scarborough Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2019EQIP$369,187
2007LCCGP #07-16$50,000Livestock Water & Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-22$56,518Wildlife Diversity & Watershed Health
2011-2020LFP$43,680
2017HPC #16-602$14,500Lower Copper Hills Dirt Tanks Repairs & Cleanouts
$533,885TOTAL 2005-2020
M Bar K Ranch (M Bar K Cattle Co., LLC) - Chrysotile Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2002OSR #13*$77,350
2007-2010EQIP$242,973
2007LCCGP #07-71$125,000Livestock Water and Fencing
2009LCCGP #09-85$100,000Livestock Water and Fencing
2011LCCGP #11-54$125,000Livestock Water and Erosion Control
2012-2016LFP$126,362
$796,685TOTAL 2002 - 2016
* This assistance was received by the ranch’s previous owner, Howard J. “Pinky” Norris. Open Space Reserve (OSR) grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
The current allotment management plan (AMP) was completed in 1984.
O Bar C Ranch (O Bar C Ranch, LLC) - Walnut Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2016HPC #15-613$7,900Juniper Canyon Tank Cleanout & Sealing
2016HPC #15-614$7,000Rocky Dublin Pasture Solar Water Well System
2017HPC #16-615$13,128Grapevine Spring Water Pipeline & Troughs
2017HPC #16-614$6,902Pierce Basin Water Catchment & Trough
2017HPC #16-616$6,166Edwards Spring Water Pipeline & Troughs
2017HPC #16-612$4,000Pagewire Dirt Tank Cleanout
2020LFP$2,518
$47,614TOTAL 2016-2020
O Bar O Ranch (Rugged Edge Cattle Co., LLC) - Dagger Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011-2014LFP*$35,609
2011LCCGP #11-69*$125,000Open Space Conservation Project
2012-2016EQIP*$264,976
2019-2020LFP$28,517
$454,102TOTAL 2011 - 2020
* This assistance was received by the ranch's previous owners, John & Sarah Sowers. The ranch was sold to Joshua J. Roundy in 2015 and he began managing it in 2016.
Grazing was reauthorized on the allotment in 2010 after many years of nonuse. The current allotment management plan (AMP) was completed in 1981.
Potato Butte Ranch (Potato Butte Ranch LLC) - Potato Butte Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2005-2007EQIP$26,041
2012HPC #11-606$12,000Grassland Maintenance
2014HPC #13-608$17,065Grassland Maintenance
2014 - 2019LFP$31,085
2015HPC #14-608$15,000Solar Water Well
$101,191TOTAL 2005-2019
Rafter Cross Ranch (J Bar B Cattle Co. LLP) - Campaign, Poison Springs and Wildcat Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006 - 2012EQIP$207,575Campaign allotment $133,096
Wildcat allotment $74,479
2011 - 2015LFP$198,402Campaign allotment $142,264
Wildcat allotment $56,138
$406,017TOTAL 2006-2015
The Campaign and Poison Springs allotments are in the Tonto National Forest, and the Wildcat allotment is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The Poison Springs allotment was reauthorized for grazing in 2017 after many years of nonuse. The current allotment management plan (AMP) for the Poison Springs allotment was completed in 1987. The Campaign allotment’s current AMP was authorized in 2011. Its previous AMP was signed in 1992 and was funded primarily by a $73,980 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as part of a mitigation plan for the local wildlife habitat that was flooded when the height of Theodore Roosevelt Dam was increased. Ranch manager John Fowler is a former president of the Gila County Cattle Growers Association. His business partner Leland “Bill” Brake is a member of the Arizona Game & Fish Commision, and the owner of the Rose Tree Ranch . Fowler and Brake are also co-owners of the Rockin Four Ranch LLC .
Rafter P Ranch (Rafter P Ranch LLC) - Haystack Butte Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2007-2011EQIP*$301,637
2011LCCGP #11-67*$100,000Allotment Improvements
2011LFP*$8,214
2018LRP$12,000Rafter P Ranch Dirt Tank Improvements
2018 - 2019LFP$25,868
2019HPC #18-605$50,000Livestock Water
2020EQIP$62,179
$559,898TOTAL 2007 - 2020
* This assistance was received by the ranch's previous owner Joshua D. Smart.
The current allotment management plan was completed in 1982.
Rafter Six Ranch (Morris Land & Cattle LLC) - Rafter Six Allotment, State Lease #05-001452
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008-2020EQIP$264,506
$264,506TOTAL 2008-2020
Rockin Four Ranch (Rockin Four Ranch LLC) - Hicks-Pikes Peak Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008 - 2019EQIP$231,089 
2015LFP$122,105 
$353,194TOTAL 2008-2019
The current allotment management plan was completed in 1992.The ranch was owned solely by J Bar B Cattle Co. LLP prior to 2007, and that company is still the sole owner of the nearby Rafter Cross Ranch . The membership of the Rockin Four Ranch LLC was amended in August 2006, and according to Arizona Rep. David Cook’s 2016 and 2018 financial disclosure statements, he is one of the current co-owners. Mr. Cook is also the owner of the DC Cattle Ranch .

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Rafter Cross Ranch (J Bar B Cattle Co. LLP) - Campaign, Poison Springs and Wildcat Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006 - 2012EQIP$207,575Campaign allotment $133,096
Wildcat allotment $74,479
2011 - 2015LFP$198,402Campaign allotment $142,264
Wildcat allotment $56,138
$406,017TOTAL 2006-2015
The Campaign and Poison Springs allotments are in the Tonto National Forest, and the Wildcat allotment is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The Poison Springs allotment was reauthorized for grazing in 2017 after many years of nonuse. The current allotment management plan (AMP) for the Poison Springs allotment was completed in 1987.

Rockin Four Ranch (Rockin Four Ranch LLC) - Hicks-Pikes Peak Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008 - 2019EQIP$231,089 
2015LFP$122,105 
$353,194TOTAL 2008-2019

The current allotment management plan was completed in 1992.

Sands Ranch (LS Cattle Co. LLC) - Mescal (FS) and Sands (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-001181, Pima County Lease #22-64-S-141624-1208
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011LCCGP #11-29$124,000Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2011-2014EQIP*$136,017
2012HPC #11-510**$18,000Southwest Whetstone Mountains Livestock Water - Phase 2
2014WQIG #15-001$86,163Sands Ranch Brush Eradication Plan
2015WQIG #16-002$98,109Sands Ranch HQ Brush Eradication & Livestock Water
2016WQIG #18-004$130,500Sheet Erosion & E. coli Mitigation on Sands Ranch
2017 - 2019LFP$60,552
$653,341TOTAL 2011-2019

Quarter Circle U Ranch (Quarter Circle U Ranch LLC) - State Lease #05-000071
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2007-2018EQIP$117,207 
$117,207TOTAL 2007 - 2018

Sands Ranch (LS Cattle Co. LLC) - Mescal (FS) and Sands (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-001181, Pima County Lease #22-64-S-141624-1208
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011LCCGP #11-29$124,000Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2011-2014EQIP*$136,017
2012HPC #11-510**$18,000Southwest Whetstone Mountains Livestock Water - Phase 2
2014WQIG #15-001$86,163Sands Ranch Brush Eradication Plan
2015WQIG #16-002$98,109Sands Ranch HQ Brush Eradication & Livestock Water
2016WQIG #18-004$130,500Sheet Erosion & E. coli Mitigation on Sands Ranch
2017 - 2019LFP$60,552
$653,341TOTAL 2011-2019

Rockin Four Ranch (Rockin Four Ranch LLC) - Hicks-Pikes Peak Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008 - 2019EQIP$231,089 
2015LFP$122,105 
$353,194TOTAL 2008-2019
The current allotment management plan was completed in 1992.

Rafter Cross Ranch (J Bar B Cattle Co. LLP) - Campaign, Poison Springs and Wildcat Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006 - 2012EQIP$207,575Campaign allotment $133,096
Wildcat allotment $74,479
2011 - 2015LFP$198,402Campaign allotment $142,264
Wildcat allotment $56,138
$406,017TOTAL 2006-2015
The Campaign and Poison Springs allotments are in the Tonto National Forest, and the Wildcat allotment is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The Poison Springs allotment was reauthorized for grazing in 2017 after many years of nonuse. The current allotment management plan (AMP) for the Poison Springs allotment was completed in 1987.

Rockin Four Ranch (Rockin Four Ranch LLC) - Hicks-Pikes Peak Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008 - 2019EQIP$231,089 
2015LFP$122,105 
$353,194TOTAL 2008-2019

The current allotment management plan was completed in 1992.

Rose Tree Ranch (Rose Tree Cattle Co. LLLP) - Rose Tree Allotment, State Lease #05-000138
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2004-2018EQIP$123,481
2007LCCGP #07-76$83,575Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2010HPC #09-501$22,556Chappo Betty Livestock Water Development
2012 - 2018LFP$24,157
2014HPC #13-511$4,846Abner Water Well Redevelopment
2014HPC #13-519*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2015HPC #14-520*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2016LCCGP #16-14$39,094Livestock Water
2018HPC #17-501$6,807Replace Schock Windmill With Solar Water Pump
2019HPC #18-523*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2020HPC #19-509*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2021HPC #20-511*$15,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
$359,516TOTAL 2004-2021
* These projects included some neighboring ranches.
The ranch's manager Leland "Bill" Brake is a member of the Arizona Game & Fish Commision, and involved in its Habitat Partnership Committee (HPC). He is also the current chair of the Arizona BLM's statewide Resource Advisory Council (RAC), and a former board member of the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association. Mr. Brake is also a co-owner of the Rafter Cross Ranch and Rockin Four Ranch in the Tonto National Forest.

Rockin Four Ranch (Rockin Four Ranch LLC) - Hicks-Pikes Peak Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008 - 2019EQIP$231,089 
2015LFP$122,105 
$353,194TOTAL 2008-2019
The current allotment management plan was completed in 1992.

Rafter Cross Ranch (J Bar B Cattle Co. LLP) - Campaign, Poison Springs and Wildcat Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006 - 2012EQIP$207,575Campaign allotment $133,096
Wildcat allotment $74,479
2011 - 2015LFP$198,402Campaign allotment $142,264
Wildcat allotment $56,138
$406,017TOTAL 2006-2015
The Campaign and Poison Springs allotments are in the Tonto National Forest, and the Wildcat allotment is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The Poison Springs allotment was reauthorized for grazing in 2017 after many years of nonuse. The current allotment management plan (AMP) for the Poison Springs allotment was completed in 1987.

DC Cattle Ranch (DC Cattle Co. LLC) - Coolidge-Parker Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2004 - 2015EQIP*$339,226
2005LCCGP #05-23$17,926Livestock Water and Monitoring
2007LCCGP #07-20$76,989Livestock Water and Fencing
2014 - 2018LFP$36,125
2019HPC #18-603$10,560Parker Coolidge Tank Cleanouts
$480,826TOTAL 2004-2019
* Ranch manager David L. Cook also manages some other local ranches. From 2005 to 2015 his DC Cattle Co., LLC, received another $388,849 in EQIP assistance. Some of it was used on the Tonto’s Sleeping Beauty Complex grazing allotments, which he managed for a local mining company.

Rafter Cross Ranch (J Bar B Cattle Co. LLP) - Campaign, Poison Springs and Wildcat Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006 - 2012EQIP$207,575Campaign allotment $133,096
Wildcat allotment $74,479
2011 - 2015LFP$198,402Campaign allotment $142,264
Wildcat allotment $56,138
$406,017TOTAL 2006-2015
The Campaign and Poison Springs allotments are in the Tonto National Forest, and the Wildcat allotment is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The Poison Springs allotment was reauthorized for grazing in 2017 after many years of nonuse. The current allotment management plan (AMP) for the Poison Springs allotment was completed in 1987.

Rockin Four Ranch (Rockin Four Ranch LLC) - Hicks-Pikes Peak Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008 - 2019EQIP$231,089 
2015LFP$122,105 
$353,194TOTAL 2008-2019

The current allotment management plan was completed in 1992.

Sands Ranch (LS Cattle Co. LLC) - Mescal (FS) and Sands (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-001181, Pima County Lease #22-64-S-141624-1208
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011LCCGP #11-29$124,000Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2011-2014EQIP*$136,017
2012HPC #11-510**$18,000Southwest Whetstone Mountains Livestock Water - Phase 2
2014WQIG #15-001$86,163Sands Ranch Brush Eradication Plan
2015WQIG #16-002$98,109Sands Ranch HQ Brush Eradication & Livestock Water
2016WQIG #18-004$130,500Sheet Erosion & E. coli Mitigation on Sands Ranch
2017 - 2019LFP$60,552
$653,341TOTAL 2011-2019

Quarter Circle U Ranch (Quarter Circle U Ranch LLC) - State Lease #05-000071
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2007-2018EQIP$117,207 
$117,207TOTAL 2007 - 2018

Sands Ranch (LS Cattle Co. LLC) - Mescal (FS) and Sands (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-001181, Pima County Lease #22-64-S-141624-1208
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2011LCCGP #11-29$124,000Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2011-2014EQIP*$136,017
2012HPC #11-510**$18,000Southwest Whetstone Mountains Livestock Water - Phase 2
2014WQIG #15-001$86,163Sands Ranch Brush Eradication Plan
2015WQIG #16-002$98,109Sands Ranch HQ Brush Eradication & Livestock Water
2016WQIG #18-004$130,500Sheet Erosion & E. coli Mitigation on Sands Ranch
2017 - 2019LFP$60,552
$653,341TOTAL 2011-2019

Rockin Four Ranch (Rockin Four Ranch LLC) - Hicks-Pikes Peak Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008 - 2019EQIP$231,089 
2015LFP$122,105 
$353,194TOTAL 2008-2019
The current allotment management plan was completed in 1992.

Rafter Cross Ranch (J Bar B Cattle Co. LLP) - Campaign, Poison Springs and Wildcat Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006 - 2012EQIP$207,575Campaign allotment $133,096
Wildcat allotment $74,479
2011 - 2015LFP$198,402Campaign allotment $142,264
Wildcat allotment $56,138
$406,017TOTAL 2006-2015
The Campaign and Poison Springs allotments are in the Tonto National Forest, and the Wildcat allotment is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The Poison Springs allotment was reauthorized for grazing in 2017 after many years of nonuse. The current allotment management plan (AMP) for the Poison Springs allotment was completed in 1987.

Rockin Four Ranch (Rockin Four Ranch LLC) - Hicks-Pikes Peak Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008 - 2019EQIP$231,089 
2015LFP$122,105 
$353,194TOTAL 2008-2019

The current allotment management plan was completed in 1992.

Rose Tree Ranch (Rose Tree Cattle Co. LLLP) - Rose Tree Allotment, State Lease #05-000138
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2004-2018EQIP$123,481
2007LCCGP #07-76$83,575Grassland Restoration, Livestock Water
2010HPC #09-501$22,556Chappo Betty Livestock Water Development
2012 - 2018LFP$24,157
2014HPC #13-511$4,846Abner Water Well Redevelopment
2014HPC #13-519*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2015HPC #14-520*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2016LCCGP #16-14$39,094Livestock Water
2018HPC #17-501$6,807Replace Schock Windmill With Solar Water Pump
2019HPC #18-523*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2020HPC #19-509*$10,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
2021HPC #20-511*$15,000Kill Coyotes for Pronghorn Fawn Protection
$359,516TOTAL 2004-2021
* These projects included some neighboring ranches.
The ranch's manager Leland "Bill" Brake is a member of the Arizona Game & Fish Commision, and involved in its Habitat Partnership Committee (HPC). He is also the current chair of the Arizona BLM's statewide Resource Advisory Council (RAC), and a former board member of the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association. Mr. Brake is also a co-owner of the Rafter Cross Ranch and Rockin Four Ranch in the Tonto National Forest.

Rockin Four Ranch (Rockin Four Ranch LLC) - Hicks-Pikes Peak Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2008 - 2019EQIP$231,089 
2015LFP$122,105 
$353,194TOTAL 2008-2019
The current allotment management plan was completed in 1992.

Rafter Cross Ranch (J Bar B Cattle Co. LLP) - Campaign, Poison Springs and Wildcat Allotments
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2006 - 2012EQIP$207,575Campaign allotment $133,096
Wildcat allotment $74,479
2011 - 2015LFP$198,402Campaign allotment $142,264
Wildcat allotment $56,138
$406,017TOTAL 2006-2015
The Campaign and Poison Springs allotments are in the Tonto National Forest, and the Wildcat allotment is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The Poison Springs allotment was reauthorized for grazing in 2017 after many years of nonuse. The current allotment management plan (AMP) for the Poison Springs allotment was completed in 1987.

DC Cattle Ranch (DC Cattle Co. LLC) - Coolidge-Parker Allotment
YEARSPROGRAMAMOUNTPROJECT NAME
2004 - 2015EQIP*$339,226
2005LCCGP #05-23$17,926Livestock Water and Monitoring
2007LCCGP #07-20$76,989Livestock Water and Fencing
2014 - 2018LFP$36,125
2019HPC #18-603$10,560Parker Coolidge Tank Cleanouts
$480,826TOTAL 2004-2019
* Ranch manager David L. Cook also manages some other local ranches. From 2005 to 2015 his DC Cattle Co., LLC, received another $388,849 in EQIP assistance. Some of it was used on the Tonto’s Sleeping Beauty Complex grazing allotments, which he managed for a local mining company.