Forage Project Benefits Big Game Species

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Wildlife Forever helped provide quality forage for mule deer and California bighorn sheep that occupy the lower Deschutes River canyon and adjacent uplands in northern Oregon by reclaiming an abandoned wheat field. The 130-acre field was an overgrazed pasture when the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife acquired the property in 1983. This seeding provided an attractive, high-quality food source to keep deer and sheep off adjacent private lands. The project area is heavily used by mule deer, as well as bighorn sheep, which were introduced to the area in 1993.