25,000 Acres of Restored Mule Deer Habitat

Posted Wednesday May 31, 2017 by wf_admin

Mule deer and elk will have enhanced winter habitat in Idaho thanks in part to support from Wildlife Forever. The Magic Valley Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation’s Sugar Loaf Bitterbrush Planting Project is a long-term effort to restore 25,000 acres of critical Mule deer range in central Idaho that was devastated by fire in 1995. Project partners, including the Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and Magic Valley Bow Hunters, are restoring important native shrub communities in the burned area. In addition, two local Boy Scout troops gained a hands-on conservation lesson through their volunteer help with the planting.