Big Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area

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Big Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of the Big Cottonwood WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of the Big Cottonwood WMA
Location Cassia County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Oakley, ID
Coordinates 42°18′17″N 114°00′45″W / 42.304728°N 114.012629°W / 42.304728; -114.012629Coordinates: 42°18′17″N 114°00′45″W / 42.304728°N 114.012629°W / 42.304728; -114.012629
Area 814 acres (3.3 km2)
Established 1993
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=82

Big Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area at 814 acres (3.29 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Cassia County northwest of the town of Oakley.[1] The land for the WMA was purchased in 1993 by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and had previously been a cattle ranch and farm for nearly 100 years.[2]

The WMA is at the foothills of the South Hills in Sawtooth National Forest.[3] Wildlife found in the WMA include mule deer, Yellowstone cutthroat trout, and reintroduced California bighorn sheep.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Terry D.; Apa, Anthony D.; Gorgen, William F.; McDonald, Michael J.; Musil, Dave D. (July 1999). "Big Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area Management Plan". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Big Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area, Idaho". 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.