Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area

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Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of Cecil D. Andrus WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of Cecil D. Andrus WMA
Location Washington County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Cambridge, ID
Coordinates 44°45′27″N 116°53′19″W / 44.757589°N 116.888624°W / 44.757589; -116.888624Coordinates: 44°45′27″N 116°53′19″W / 44.757589°N 116.888624°W / 44.757589; -116.888624
Area 23,908 acres (96.8 km2)
Established 1993
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=SW11

Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 23,908 acres (96.75 km2) Idaho wildlife management area in Washington County, 18 miles (29 km) from Cambridge, Idaho.[1] The WMA was formed in 1993, when the Mellon Foundation purchased the Hillman Ranch and deeded it to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for wildlife conservation.[2] The WMA now manages additional lands as well, primarily from the Idaho Department of Lands, but also from Payette National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management.[3] It is named for Cecil D. Andrus, a former U.S. Secretary of the Interior who also served four terms as Governor of Idaho.

Bull elk bugling
Bighorn sheep
Golden eagles are readily distinguished by their brown plumage, paler than most other Aquila, and pale nape patch

The WMA is located along the Brownlee Reservoir on the Snake River near the Oregon border.[4] Mule deer and elk are the most common big game animals in the WMA, but many other species including bighorn sheep and golden eagles can be found there.[5]





















References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cecil Andrus Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on October 1, 2009. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ White, Jim (April 2006). "Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area Long Range Management Plan" (PDF). Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andrus WMA" (PDF). Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Andrus Wildlife Management Area, Idaho". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012.