BLM Kingman Field Office Ranches

Ranches that are permitted to use grazing allotments administered by the Bureau of Land Management Kingman Field Office and have benefited from government assistance. (Additional ranches are added to this list as information becomes available.)

Visit the Arizona Public Land Ranches Home Page for information about ranches in other regions of the state.

Government Assistance For Ranchers Program Key
AALB - Arizona Livestock Loss Board, Arizona Livestock Loss Board (federal/state)
AWPF - Arizona Water Protection Fund, AWPF Commission (state)
ECP - Emergency Conservation Program, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (federal)
EQIP - Environmental Quality Incentives Program, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (federal)
The EQIP program absorbed the NRCS Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) after 2014.
EWP - Emergency Watershed Protection, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (federal)
The Arizona EWP Drought Program was discontinued in 2001 after a critical audit.
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)
LOFFAP - Livestock Operator Fire & Flood Assistance Program, Arizona Department of Agriculture (state)
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.
Bar S RanchBig Sandy RanchCampwood Cattle Co. RanchesCane Springs RanchCanyon Springs RanchCrozier Canyon RanchFrancis Creek RanchHamilton RanchesLa Cienega RanchWalnut Creek & Lazy YU RanchesYellow Pine Ranch
Bar S Ranch (Bar S Cattle & Guest Ranch LLC) - Bateman Spring & Chicken Springs Allotments, State Lease #05-001467
1999EWP$118,440Paid to Take Cattle Off the Land During Drought
2012Heritage Fund$35,000Public Access for 7 Years
2019Heritage Fund$43,000Public Access for 7 Years
2022HPC #21-3078,723Water Well Solar Conversion
$390,775TOTAL 1999 - 2022
Big Sandy Ranch (William Roer Jr.) - Artillery Range Allotment
1997AWPF #96-0017$92,000New Livestock Fences & Water to Protect Big Sandy River From Cattle
2002OSR #35*$48,890
$248,334TOTAL 1997 - 2022
* OSR grants became LCCGP grants in 2005.
Camp Wood Cattle Co. Ranches (Camp Wood Cattle Co., LLC) - Camp Wood, Toohey, Granite (FS) & Scratch Canyon (BLM) Allotments, State Lease #05-000795
1999EWP$33,949Paid to Take Cattle Off the Land During Drought
2008-2020EQIP$382,464DBA Wagon Bow Ranch LLC
2010HPC #09-309*$3,500Water Catchment Repairs
$1,206,391TOTAL 1999 -2022
The Camp Wood grazing allotment is located in the Chino Valley Ranger District and is permitted to the 7 Up Ranch, which also holds the permit to the BLM Scratch Canyon allotment, and state grazing lease #05-000795. The Granite & Toohey allotments are adjacent to each other in the Bradshaw Ranger District and permitted to the Lazy K8 "Kate" Ranch. In 2019 the Camp Wood Cattle Co., LLC, subleased state grazing lease #05-001322, which belongs to the TT Ranch located in the Sonoran Desert in northern Maricopa County.
Cane Springs Ranch (Anita M. Waite) - Hibernia Peak A&B Allotments, State Lease #05-088193
1999EWP$117,600Paid to Take Cattle Off the Land During Drought
2000EWP$48,602Paid to Take Cattle Off the Land During Drought
2000WQIG #1-005$9,323Livestock Water Catchment Restoration
2005LCCGP #05-91$150,000Livestock Water
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
2015HPC #14-301*$56,200Kill Coyotes & Mtn. Lions to Protect Mule Deer Fawns
2016Heritage Fund$5,000Public Access for 3 Years
2020Heritage Fund$10,000Public Access for 3 Years
$1,599,930TOTAL 1999 - 2022
* This was shared with neighboring ranches.
Canyon Springs Ranch (Canyon Springs Ranch, Inc.) - Canyon Ranch Allotments, State Lease #05-002911
1999EWP$8,527Paid to Take Cattle Off the Land During Drought
2007LCCGP #07-83$50,000Water Development & Fencing
(Canyon Springs & Valentine Ranches - Emmett Sturgill*)
2009LCCGP #09-106$75,000Water & Vegetation Restoration - Phase II
(Canyon Springs & Valentine Ranches - Emmett Sturgill*)
$441,788TOTAL 1999 - 2022
* Emmett Sturgill left Canyon Springs Ranch, Inc. in 2015.
Crozier Canyon Ranch (Crozier Canyon LLC) - Crozier Canyon Allotment
2009LCCGP #09-87$33,150Water Pipeline
2022Heritage Fund$7,855Solar Water Well Pumps
$448,215TOTAL 2009 - 2022
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 & Loma Linda Allotments, State Lease #05-003387, #05-003173
2011LCCGP #11-57$50,790Windmill & Solar Water Pump
2012Heritage Fund$80,000Public Access for 7 Years
2015HPC #14-301*$56,200Kill Coyotes & Mtn. Lions to Protect Mule Deer Fawns
2019Heritage Fund$100,000Public Access for 5 Years
$1,759,821TOTAL 2008 - 2022
* This was shared with neighboring ranches.
All of the grazing allotments are administered by the BLM’s Kingman Field Office, except for the Loma Linda allotment, which is administered by the BLM’s Hassayampa Field Office.
Hamilton Ranches (Charles W. "Bill" Hamilton & W. Craig Hamilton) - Big Ranch, Cerbat, Ft. MacEwen, Gold Basin & Quail Springs Allotments, State Leases #05-116005, #05-052249, #05-002828, #05-116371, #05-052773
1999EWP$13,976Paid to Take Cattle Off the Land During Drought
2000EWP$8,741Paid to Take Cattle Off the Land During Drought
2005-2021EQIP$288,884Charles W. Hamilton
2011-2021LFP$569,588Charles W. Hamilton
2018-2021LFP$121,291W. Craig Hamilton
2019-2021EQIP$56,554W. Craig Hamilton
2022LFP$62,908Charles W. Hamilton
$1,121,942TOTAL 1999 - 2022
The Big Ranch & Gold Basin allotments are permitted to Bill Hamilton, and the Cerbat, Ft. MacEwen & Quail Springs allotments are permitted to his son Craig.
La Cienega Ranch (Lucky Buckaroo Cattle Co. LLC, Utah) - La Cienega Allotment, State Lease #05-101730
$320,374TOTAL 2010 - 2022
* This assistance was procured by the ranch’s previous owners Arrow T Land & Cattle Co., LLC.
Walnut Creek & Lazy YU Ranches (SV Livestock, LLC) - Walnut Creek & Lazy YU Allotments, State Lease #05-000908
$182,719TOTAL 2020 - 2022
Yellow Pine Ranch (Yellow Pine Cattle Co., LLC) - Yellow Pine Allotment
1999EWP*$246,186Paid to Take Cattle Off the Land During Drought
2000EWP*$42,371 Paid to Take Cattle Off the Land During Drought
2013Heritage Fund$15,000Public Access for 5 Years
$550,093TOTAL 1999 - 2022
* This assistance was received by Clay Tyree in Mohave County before he joined the Yellow Pine Cattle Co. LLC in 2013.
Note: Ranch ownership often changes in Arizona, because much of the state is too hot and dry for most operations to be sustainably profitable. The ranch owners shown in the tables above are updated when information about a new owner is acquired, but the government assistance that benefited the previous owners is maintained.
Background Information About Government Assistance Programs

Some of this financial assistance was justified as being primarily for the purpose of improving wildlife habitat or watershed health. But those projects also benefited livestock production on the ranches where they were implemented. Whatever improvements to local natural resource conditions that might have resulted were tempered by the increased livestock grazing they facilitated.

The assistance didn’t always go directly to the ranchers, but sometimes to local non-profit organizations that helped them complete application processes and minimize taxable income. This included the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance, Coronado Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc., Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona, and the Upper Eagle Creek Watershed Association (UECWA).

Some of it also went to the local Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD). Arizona’s NRCDs are regional subdivisions of the State Land Department, and are comprised only of local landowners, mostly ranchers, that work to obtain funding for agricultural “conservation” projects. They often work to obtain grants that directly benefit their members, including their governing supervisors. The local NRCDs also created the private nonprofit Arizona Association of Conservation Districts so they could apply for more types of assistance.

These aren't the only examples of Arizona ranches that benefited from government assistance. But it takes a lot of work to gather and compile this sort of information, because the agencies don't normally disclose it, so this web page will be updated as additional records are obtained. Also, the information provided about some of these ranches may be incomplete. But that just means those ranches benefited from at least the amounts shown.

This page was last updated on Jan 22, 2024 @ 6:41 am.

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