DWR Replaces Guzzler Destroyed in Dollar Ridge Fire

Much was destroyed because of the Dollar Ridge Fire nearly a year ago, including damage to a state wildlife management area. On Tuesday, personnel from the Division of Wildlife Resources arrived by helicopter to the Wildcat Wildlife Management Area within the perimeter of the Dollar Ridge Fire to replace an important piece of equipment lost last year. The helicopter carefully delivered a new guzzler, something that DWR habitat managers have been coordinating for months as they’ve planned fire-restoration projects. A guzzler is a structure that collects and holds water for deer, elk and other wildlife, during especially hot and dry weather. All their hard work paid off and on Tuesday, June 11th, the guzzler’s main body was flown to the Wildcat WMA. Now on location, the DWR crew will work to get the guzzler up and running.  

 

Image source: DWR Utah  

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