This Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) documents the analysis conducted for the Stanley Basin Cattle and Horse Allotment Management Plan. The allotment management plan involves National Forest System lands within the Sawtooth and Challis National Forests. The analysis of the current condition of the Stanley Basin Allotment has found that the existing grazing system does not comply with the direction, standards and guidelines of the Sawtooth and Challis Forest Land and Resource Management Plans (FLRMP). The proposed action of this Final Environmental Impact Statement is to bring management of the allotment into compliance with the FLRMPs. The FEIS describes five alternatives for managing the allotment. The five alternatives are: Alternative A - Current Grazing (No Action); Alternative B - Current Grazing with Mitigation; Alternative C - Downward Adjustment From Current Using Rest Rotation; Alternative D - Downward Adjustment, Reduced Area; and Alternative E - Eliminate Grazing. Alternative D is the preferred alternative. This alternative best addresses the environmental issues and concerns, while providing for livestock grazing.
United States Forest Service, "Final Environmental Impact Statement Stanley Basin C & H Allotment Management Plan Sawtooth National Recreation Area" (1992). Final Environmental Impact Statements (ID). Paper 11.