Utah’s Watershed RestorationUtah’s Watershed Restoration
InitiativeInitiative
Mule DeerMule Deer
Statewide Mule Deer PlanStatewide Mule Deer Plan
• Habitat Objective 1: Maintain mule deer habitatHabitat Objective 1: Mai...
What is Mule Deer HabitatWhat is Mule Deer Habitat
Food - What do Mule Deer Eat?Food - What do Mule Deer Eat?
 Summer Ran...
Mule Deer Habitat - ThreatsMule Deer Habitat - Threats
• Loss and Degradation of Habitat Due to -Loss and Degradation of H...
UWRI BackgroundUWRI Background
A Partnership Driven Effort to Conserve, Restore and ManageA Partnership Driven Effort to C...
UWRIUWRI
FocusFocus
AreasAreas
Mule Deer HabitatMule Deer Habitat
Restoration TechniquesRestoration Techniques
Slow and/or Reverse Habitat ThreatsSlow an...
Dixie Harrow
Chain Harrow
Dixie Harrow
Lop and Scatter
Lop and Scatter
Lop and Scatter
Ely Chaining
Bullhog
Bullhog
Bullhog
Water Development
Fire Rehabilitation
NortheasternNortheastern
RegionRegion
Mule DeerMule Deer
ProjectsProjects
’’05-’1005-’1085,96785,967
TotalTotal
AcresAcres...
Central RegionCentral Region
Mule Deer ProjectsMule Deer Projects
46,26546,265
TotalTotal
AcresAcres
4,972
7,518
10,595
1,...
SoutheasternSoutheastern
RegionRegion
Mule DeerMule Deer
ProjectsProjects
‘‘05-’1005-’1038,20838,208
TotalTotal
AcresAcres...
Northern RegionNorthern Region
Mule Deer ProjectsMule Deer Projects
‘‘05-’1005-’10
66,87466,874
TotalTotal
AcresAcres58,29...
SouthernSouthern
RegionRegion
Mule DeerMule Deer
ProjectsProjects
‘‘05-’1005-’10
161,953161,953
TotalTotal
AcresAcres
14,7...
Results – 2005-2010Results – 2005-2010
• $63 Million Dollars Spent Statewide for Mule Deer$63 Million Dollars Spent Statew...
UWRI MonitoringUWRI Monitoring
Wildlife Monitoring CrewWildlife Monitoring Crew
Big Game ResponseBig Game Response
Pass...
http://wildlife.utah.gov/watersheds
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  • Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative — Dec. 2010 Board Meeting

    1. 1. Utah’s Watershed RestorationUtah’s Watershed Restoration InitiativeInitiative Mule DeerMule Deer
    2. 2. Statewide Mule Deer PlanStatewide Mule Deer Plan • Habitat Objective 1: Maintain mule deer habitatHabitat Objective 1: Maintain mule deer habitat throughout the state by protecting and enhancingthroughout the state by protecting and enhancing existing crucial habitats and mitigating for losses due toexisting crucial habitats and mitigating for losses due to natural and human impacts.natural and human impacts. •Habitat Objective 2: Improve the quality and quantityHabitat Objective 2: Improve the quality and quantity of vegetation for mule deer on a minimum of 500,000of vegetation for mule deer on a minimum of 500,000 acres of crucial range by 2013.acres of crucial range by 2013.
    3. 3. What is Mule Deer HabitatWhat is Mule Deer Habitat Food - What do Mule Deer Eat?Food - What do Mule Deer Eat?  Summer Range/Transitional Range -Summer Range/Transitional Range - Succulent Grasses and Flowering Plants for Fawn Production, Growth and Survival  Winter Range -Winter Range - Shrubs, Particularly Sagebrush for Winter Survival Water – Mule Deer Rarely Travel far from WaterWater – Mule Deer Rarely Travel far from Water Cover - Ideal Mule Deer Habitat also Includes Thermal andCover - Ideal Mule Deer Habitat also Includes Thermal and Escape Cover with openings providing forage and feedingEscape Cover with openings providing forage and feeding areas.areas.
    4. 4. Mule Deer Habitat - ThreatsMule Deer Habitat - Threats • Loss and Degradation of Habitat Due to -Loss and Degradation of Habitat Due to - • Human Population Expansion/DevelopmentHuman Population Expansion/Development • Pinyon-Juniper Woodland ExpansionPinyon-Juniper Woodland Expansion • DroughtDrought • Catastrophic WildfireCatastrophic Wildfire • Invasive SpeciesInvasive Species • Conifer Expansion into AspenConifer Expansion into Aspen
    5. 5. UWRI BackgroundUWRI Background A Partnership Driven Effort to Conserve, Restore and ManageA Partnership Driven Effort to Conserve, Restore and Manage Ecosystems in Priority Areas Across the StateEcosystems in Priority Areas Across the State • Locally Led Teams Develop and Implement ProjectsLocally Led Teams Develop and Implement Projects Designed to Enhance Utah’sDesigned to Enhance Utah’s •Wildlife and Biological DiversityWildlife and Biological Diversity •Water Quality and Yield for all UsesWater Quality and Yield for all Uses •Opportunities for Sustainable UsesOpportunities for Sustainable Uses • Partners Include:Partners Include: USFS, BLM, SITLA, USFWS, NRCS, NPS,USFS, BLM, SITLA, USFWS, NRCS, NPS, UDAF, Farm Services Agency, Private Landowners, SportsmanUDAF, Farm Services Agency, Private Landowners, Sportsman Groups, Academia, Local Governments, Industry, Etc.Groups, Academia, Local Governments, Industry, Etc.
    6. 6. UWRIUWRI FocusFocus AreasAreas
    7. 7. Mule Deer HabitatMule Deer Habitat Restoration TechniquesRestoration Techniques Slow and/or Reverse Habitat ThreatsSlow and/or Reverse Habitat Threats
    8. 8. Dixie Harrow
    9. 9. Chain Harrow
    10. 10. Dixie Harrow
    11. 11. Lop and Scatter
    12. 12. Lop and Scatter
    13. 13. Lop and Scatter
    14. 14. Ely Chaining
    15. 15. Bullhog
    16. 16. Bullhog
    17. 17. Bullhog
    18. 18. Water Development
    19. 19. Fire Rehabilitation
    20. 20. NortheasternNortheastern RegionRegion Mule DeerMule Deer ProjectsProjects ’’05-’1005-’1085,96785,967 TotalTotal AcresAcres 11,379 3,445 19,752 28,387 1,615 2,060 1,850 10,029 7,450
    21. 21. Central RegionCentral Region Mule Deer ProjectsMule Deer Projects 46,26546,265 TotalTotal AcresAcres 4,972 7,518 10,595 1,384 20 1,178 10,173 121 3,857 4,283 2,164 ’’05-’1005-’10
    22. 22. SoutheasternSoutheastern RegionRegion Mule DeerMule Deer ProjectsProjects ‘‘05-’1005-’1038,20838,208 TotalTotal AcresAcres 7,805 94 10,577 654 500 2,516 8,227 2,279 5,556
    23. 23. Northern RegionNorthern Region Mule Deer ProjectsMule Deer Projects ‘‘05-’1005-’10 66,87466,874 TotalTotal AcresAcres58,296 85 6,794 199 1,140 230 75 55
    24. 24. SouthernSouthern RegionRegion Mule DeerMule Deer ProjectsProjects ‘‘05-’1005-’10 161,953161,953 TotalTotal AcresAcres 14,701 27,029 11,478 40,621 3,107 2,075 7,688 2,345 8,955 1,822 6,321 13,990 2,735 18,802 75 82 127
    25. 25. Results – 2005-2010Results – 2005-2010 • $63 Million Dollars Spent Statewide for Mule Deer$63 Million Dollars Spent Statewide for Mule Deer • 400,000+ Acres Treated Statewide for Mule Deer400,000+ Acres Treated Statewide for Mule Deer • 70+ Water Development Projects70+ Water Development Projects • It’s Not Just About Dollars and AcresIt’s Not Just About Dollars and Acres • DWR Has Taken a Leadership Role in UWRIDWR Has Taken a Leadership Role in UWRI • Resulting in Wildlife BenefitResulting in Wildlife Benefit
    26. 26. UWRI MonitoringUWRI Monitoring Wildlife Monitoring CrewWildlife Monitoring Crew Big Game ResponseBig Game Response Passerine BirdsPasserine Birds Small Mammal TrappingSmall Mammal Trapping Threatened and Endangered Species ResponseThreatened and Endangered Species Response Vegetation Monitoring CrewVegetation Monitoring Crew Measures Vegetative CompositionMeasures Vegetative Composition Seeding SuccessSeeding Success Browse CharacteristicsBrowse Characteristics Both Crews Compare Treated w/ Untreated SitesBoth Crews Compare Treated w/ Untreated Sites
    27. 27. http://wildlife.utah.gov/watersheds

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