The Utah Chapter of Safari Club International, has donated $15,000 to the Lost Creek Collaborative Phase 2 project, according to Ross McClintock, Utah Chapter Fundraising Chair. The Lost Creek Project is in a series of units 4 miles east of Sigurd, Glenwood and 3 miles west of Redmond located adjacent to Little Lost Creek and Lost Creek drainages. The project area is comprised of USFS, BLM, SITLA, and Private Land located in Sevier County. The purpose of this phase is to improve wildlife habitat, including big game transition and winter range by seeding and mechanically thinning pinion/juniper from 6,069 acres of mountain brush and sagebrush/grass/forb areas.
“SCI is an international conservation organization and is thrilled to assist the Utah DWR and several other organizations with this important habitat improvement project,” said McClintock. “The donated funds came from SCI Utah’s 2022 auction of 27 Utah Conservation tags. A portion of the monies generated from the auctioned tags goes to the DWR to pay for conservation projects. Annually, the DWR meets with the organizations that have auctioned conservation tags and asks them where the money should be spent.”
The 2023 SCI auction will be held on April 15, at the Easton Archery Center. This year there will be 27 Conservation tags auctioned as well as dozens of hunting and fishing trips from around the world. “Great food, great fun, raffles, a great auction and you are helping to restore Utah’s wildlife habitat,” he said. “The auction is already live. Please visit http://safariclubutah.org/
for more information.”