Durkee Springs Chaining Maintenance Underway in Central Utah

Bureau of Land Management, Richfield Field Office

Contact Information:  Brant Hallows 435-896-1509 bhallows@blm.gov , or Jill Ivie 435-896-1573 jivie@blm.gov

Planned Date:  Fall 2018

Planned Location: This project is located in Sevier and Piute Counties, south of Monroe and Poverty Flat and east of Marysvale, Utah.

Legal Description:  Township 26 South, Range 3 West, Sections 17, 19, 20, 25, 30 and Township 27 South, Range 3 West, Sections 3, 11-14, 24-25.

Lat/Long:  N 38 x 27’ x 45.35”; W 112 x 8’ x 51.00” and N 38 x 30” x 51.53”; W 112 x 10” x 20.49”

Project Description: The Durkee Springs Chaining Maintenance Project is a rangeland restoration project aimed to reduce hazardous fuels and to enhance wildlife and range habitat.  The project consists of treating 2,122 acres of pinyon/juniper and sagebrush, utilizing heavy equipment- “chaining” methods, to rejuvenate old sagebrush stands and improve herbaceous under-story that will sustain deer, elk, and livestock herds within the Monroe Mountain Herd Unit. This is a cooperative project between Bureau of Land Management and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.



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