Wheeler Ridge Wildlife Migration Corridor
Project #: 1724 – Updated: February 17, 2010
This regional project protects the Wheeler Ridge Migration Corridor for the Round Valley mule deer herd and many other species dependent on this ecosystem. The Eastern Sierra Land trust is working with willing landowners as well as California State agencies to preserve these lands through voluntary conservation easements and acquisitions.view full description
Location (by county):
Mono County (CA)
CA District 08
Bird Conservation Regions:
Pacific Southwest Region
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Full Project Description
This regional project protects the Wheeler Ridge Migration Corridor for the Round Valley mule deer herd and many other species dependent on this ecosystem. The Eastern Sierra Land trust is working with willing landowners as well as California State agencies to preserve these lands through voluntary conservation easements and acquisitions.
Project Assistance & Partnership Opportunities
Funding may be necessary for future conservation easement purchase or acquisitions.
Goals and Targets
- Public Benefit
- Conservation Mission
- Provide a safe migration corridor for the Round Valley Mule Deer herd and other wildlife between their seasonal ranges using voluntary conservation easements on private lands, partnerships with government agencies, and acquisitions where feasible. As opportunities for new conservation easements arise in the Swall Meadows, Aspen Springs, and Crowley communities, the ESLT will work with and educate private landowners about the benefits of and opportunities for easements.
At this time four conservation easements are in place in addition to the acquisition of the Crowley Hilltop Preserve, totaling 105 acres of preserved land.
Consistent with plans:
- Land Trust Strategic Conservation Plan
- State Wildlife Action Plan
- Rivers and Streams
- Forests and Woodlands
- Conifer Forests
- Shrublands and Grasslands
- Alpine and Subalpine Habitats (Meadows, Parklands and Shrublands)
- Shrublands and Steppe
- Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus
- Cougar Puma concolor
Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? Yes
Please describe your monitoring activity.
Annual monitoring of conservation easements.
What additional information would you like to share?
The Wheeler Ridge Migration Corridor is an ongoing project, if you are a landowner in this area and would like more information or are interested in pursuing a conservation easement please contact the Land Trust.