Wildlife and conservation enthusiasts,
The Utah Chukar & Wildlife Foundation (UCWF) was created in February of 2004. The UCWF is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization focused on improving chukar and other upland game populations, habitat, and hunting on Utah's public lands.
The UCWF is an active participant in wildlife legislature, Utah's upland game laws, the Utah Upland Advisory Council, volunteer projects, fund raising, guzzler and water development, wildlife education, habitat improvement, and more.
We are making a difference and with sustained support we will continue to make a difference for upland game in Utah. Become a member today!
It’s good to see many devoted persons attend our banquet each year. Thanks for uniting to support upland game in Utah! Many volunteer hours and donations by members of this foundation and supporting companies enable us to make a difference!
We had our largest banquet attendance this year and raised our greatest total to date.Our net is right at $23K after paying all banquet expenses; a very successful banquet! We will work hard to make sure your donated money goes as far as possible toward quality upland projects on public lands in Utah.
We are greatly pleased with the work we are able to accomplish with the UDWR and other agencies like the BLM, SITLA and partnering organizations. Some quality upland projects we have supported this year include:
- Two guzzler projects in the central region, one partnering with the BLM and UDWR in a larger three phase project.
- Sage grouse initiative biologists
- Chukar transplant and survivability study
- A large Southeastern region guzzler project
- Continued sage grouse and other grouse data collecting projects
- Supporting and volunteering with two youth fairs
- Partnering in a new forest grouse study with USU
- Volunteering and providing input/feedback on many upland projects in the state
- Quail trapping and relocation
- Participating in the day old chick program
The UCWF pledges to make sure your voice is heard and ensure that monies dedicated to Utah’s upland game are used in the best possible way.My deepest thanks to the UCWF board, members, donors and volunteers who do so much to make good things happen for Utah’s upland game! Please support our donors first!
Some of our current and future goals are (many of these are long term):1.) to support the Utah Chukar Study until it’s completed. The Utah Chukar Continue Study will become the road map for chukar management in Utah.Many of our goals hinge on the outcomes of this study, which is now focusing on chukar transplant survivability.We fully support this study and hope it will be a springboard to improved management.2.) Using information from the study, ensure each region implements its chukar transplant and guzzler location priority list.3.)Aid in transplanting chukar and building guzzlers in each region.4.)Continue supporting youth recruitment.5.)Be involved in upland management decisions and legislation.6.)Be involved in habitat improvement for upland game species including grouse species.7.)Provide money and a volunteer workforce that will help make upland game projects and research happen.8.)Help create a Utah guzzler crew.9.)Manage, maintain, and improve our website. 10.)Increase trapping and relocation of valley quail.11.) Continue to work together with state and federal agencies as well as other wildlife organizations.
May you continue to enjoy the beautiful public lands and wildlife in this state and country!
Every year we have members who attend the banquet who don’t leave us their contact information. Please make sure your current address and email are provided on the cards at the entrance table. If you are currently receiving the newsletter and our emails, just write your name and indicate that we have your current information.
By joining the Utah Chukar & Wildlife Foundation you become part of a local, powerful organization geared toward conserving Utah’s chukars and other upland game on public lands.
YOU take a step towards ensuring quality upland hunting in Utah now and for future generations. All funds and efforts will stay in Utah and will be used to benefit upland game. Become part of our team and preserve the upland experience. And remember, ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
For more up-to-date information and lots of pictures, visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/UtahChukarFoundation
• To become a powerful united voice for Utah’s upland hunters.
• To generate funding for Utah’s upland game that will stay in Utah.
• To provide information and man-power for upland projects.
• To influence legislation.
• To improve and utilize wildlife habitat.
• To preserve/enhance upland hunting for the future.
• To increase guzzlers and water developments in Utah (the second driest state in the U.S.)