Boise River Wildlife Management Area

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Boise River Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of the Boise River WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of the Boise River WMA
Location Ada, Boise, and Elmore counties, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Boise, ID
Coordinates 43°35′43″N 116°02′55″W / 43.595227°N 116.048664°W / 43.595227; -116.048664Coordinates: 43°35′43″N 116°02′55″W / 43.595227°N 116.048664°W / 43.595227; -116.048664
Area 34,000 acres (137.6 km2)
Established 1943
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Boise River Wildlife Management Area at 34,000 acres (140 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Ada, Boise, and Elmore counties east of Boise.[1] The WMA is located on land around Lucky Peak Lake, a reservoir on formed by the Lucky Peak Dam on the Boise River. The WMA is managed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) but consists of land owned by IDFG, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation.[2] The first land for the WMA was purchased in 1943, and the mission of the WMA is to conserve mule deer and elk wintering habitat.

Lower elevations of the WMA support sagebrush steppe, while higher elevations have Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir.[3] During the winter there are typically 7,000 mule deer and 500 elk in the WMA.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boise River Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bottum, Edward (June 2008). "Boise River Wildlife Management Area Management Plan". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Boise River Wildlife Management Area". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012.