Controlled Burn Improves Elk and Mule Deer Habitat

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Support from Wildlife Forever helped the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service complete a prescribed burn on 2,000 acres in Sanpete County, Utah. The burn eliminated invading evergreens and stimulated the growth of aspen and browse for elk and mule deer. Aerial seeding promoted the growth of grass and forbs. The 2,000-acre tract is located in Canal Canyon, an area that provides excellent calving areas for elk. The canyon provides wildlife with better security than any other area in the Sanpete Ranger District.