HPC #08-607, Horseshoe Ranch Grazing Permits Acquisition 1

AGFD Habitat Partnership Committee (HPC) grant #08-607 of $135,000 to help fund the acquisition of the grazing permits for the BLM Horseshoe and Tonto National Forest Copper Creek grazing allotments associated with the Horseshoe Ranch base property. The total estimated value of the permits was $710,000, so a subsequent HPC grant (#10-607) was issued for $575,00 to pay the remaining balance. (Note: By law, federal grazing permits are not property, so they can’t be legally bought and sold. The existing permittee can only agree to waive the permit to the new ranch base property owner.)