Bullhogs improving habitat on La Sals, DWR says
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The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources is using heavy machines called bullhogs on the north end of the La Sal Mountains to improve habitat. The project will last until late June, tearing out and shredding pinion/juniper trees, leaving room for widespread growth of sagebrush, native grasses and flowering plants.

“In a few years — long after the loud, messy machinery is gone — these areas will offer prime habitat for elk, mule deer, wild turkeys and many other species in southeastern Utah,” states the DWR’s Mark Hadley. “Over the next month, range crews will use a bullhog to remove pinion/juniper trees and other aging/overgrown vegetation on more than 600 acres in the La Sal Mountains. Hadley called the project “proactive habitat work that will benefit wildlife for years to come.” It is occurring near the head of Beaver Creek.

For more information, contact Morgan Jacobsen, 435-609-9589 or 435-613-3707.

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