Red Canyon Wildlife Habitat Management Area Historical

Red Canyon Wildlife Habitat Management Area Historical (HM1TEM)

Location: Lander, WY 82520 Fremont County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 36.21', W 108° 36.84'

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The Red Canyon Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) before you is a crucial part of the entire winter range complex along the Southern Wind River Mountains in the Lander Area. The 1785 acres of the Red Canyon WHMA were purchased in 1958 primarily for use as critical elk winter range. However, many other species of wildlife benefit from this habitat area including mule deer, pronghorn antelope, moose, ruffed grouse, blue grouse, song birds and small mammals. Depending upon winter snow conditions, as many as 650 elk utilize the steep hillsides to escape heavy snow cover and find needed food. Along with most of the adjacent private, state and federal lands, this WHMA is considered a mountain shrub and grassland habitat. Those habitat types exhibit a variety of grasses and shrubs including sagebrush, bitterbrush and serviceberry. This diversity of plans is important to all wildlife and their survival. Elk, in particular, utilize the grasses during light snow cover, while the shrubs increase in important when the grasses are covered with deep snow and are not available as forage. It is important for all animals to have suitable wintering areas such as the Red Canyon WHMA. The protection and management of habitats like Red Canyon are an important part of the formula that helps maintain Wyoming's open spaces and free-ranging populations of
wildlife.
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HM NumberHM1TEM
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Placed ByWyoming Fish and Game Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 695729 N 4719545
Decimal Degrees42.60350000, -108.61400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 36.21', W 108° 36.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 36' 12.6" N, 108° 36' 50.4" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6625-6679 WY-28, Lander WY 82520, US
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