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Project #65783
Key Info:
Sponsor:
DNR/Division of Wildlife Resources
Title of Action:
Update of the Fillmore WMA Habitat Management Plan
Project Start Date:
11/22/2018
Location:
Generally, spread across the foothills located a couple of miles east of the towns of Kanosh, Meadow, Fillmore, and Holden, Utah
Location/Supplemental Attachment:

FillmoreHMPDraft.pdf
Counties:
Millard
Has local government been contacted?
Yes
Date Local Government was Contacted:
09/11/2018
Acquisition:
No
Date of Acquisition:
N/A
Have the state representative and state senator been contacted?
No


Project abstract: This Habitat Management Plan is an update of an older published plan, and is intended to demonstrate compliance with Utah Code 23-21-2.2, and largely continues management in the same way as previous years.

The Fillmore WMA was established to safeguard and and improve crucially important winter habitat for big game. Big game and small game hunting is permitted on the Fillmore WMA. Mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, Rio Grande wild turkey, ruffed grouse, and mourning dove are the most-often hunted species. Wildlife viewing and photography is permitted on the WMA, as well.

The Access Management discussion contained in this document describes and details planned road use on the WMA. Grazing management discussed in the Habitat Management Plan will affect how multiple grazers within the county use these lands, although livestock grazing is a continuing part of our management plan for the WMA. All other aspects of the plan generally orient around recreational users of the WMA for hunting and other outdoor recreational uses.
Local government's response? The draft Habitat Management Plan was presented to the Millard County Commission at a commission public meeting approximately two weeks after the full draft was provided to the Commission Chair. Commissioners thanked us for the opportunity to review -- no formal comments were received.
How is the local government(s) likely to be impacted? Local government is likely to have a better idea of the management challenges and public access opportunities available on this Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and will derive the benefits of better coordinated management near their communities.
Possible significant impacts likely to occur: No significant adverse effects are expected. The Habitat Management Plan is mostly intended as a tool to advise the public and other entities of what the management direction is for a given WMA and what kinds of land uses are considered fitting.
Consistency Review No Consistency Review Document
Record of Decision No Record of Decision Document
State Comments No State Comments


For further information please contact project sponsor.