Join Us – Volunteer

JOIN THE UCWF

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!

HOW DO I JOIN THE UCWF?

You can join two easy ways:

1. Join online by using Paypal at the following link:

  1.  Join by sending your membership dues ($20/YEAR) to:
3725 NORTH OLD HWY 91, NEPHI, UT 84648

PARKER MOUNTAIN SAGE GROUSE COUNTS

Each year the UCWF assists with ongoing research for Sage Grouse on Parker Mountain. The annual sage grouse count will happen on July 29 - 30 this year.

Using a GPS (Astro) and your bird dog you will help count and record sage grouse on the mountain.  If you do not have an Astro, let Dave know and we will have a few extras you can use.

The UCWF will provide brats/smoked sausage, chips, corn on the cob, and dessert Friday evening for dinner (7:00 ish).  Feel free to bring a pot luck item along to add to the dinner if you can.

Dave is also looking for a few people who can help do counts earlier in the week.  Let him know if that is something you can do.

Please RSVP to Dave Dahlgren at Dave.dahlgren@usu.edu.

2016 VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

We will need volunteers for the central region guzzler installs (Delta area TBD), south eastern region guzzler project (TBD after July), the Youth Outdoor Fair (Farmington - Sept.).  Parker Mountain sage grouse count July 29th. Lake Mountain guzzler installs (September)

Email Travis at travis.chukar@gmail.com if you are interested in participating in any of these.  Your volunteer work makes a difference!

VOLUNTEER

The UCWF is a non-profit conservation organization and we are run entirely by volunteers; our members are the life-blood of this organization and we need your help.

You can volunteer many ways:

  • Help with upland service projects.
  • Install & maintain guzzlers and other water developments that help upland game.
  • Help with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources annual Youth Upland Game Hunts.
  • Become a board member.
  • Help with our annual Banquet in February.
  • Donate time, money, or supplies.
And if YOU have a project or idea, simply ask an officer or board member for help.

CONTACT OUR VOLUNTEER HOT-LINE: 1-801-360-6553

  DEDICATED HUNTERS

Are you participating in the Dedicated Hunter program? Are you looking for meaningful projects to satisfy your required hours?

The Utah Chukar and Wildlife Foundation participates in many volunteer projects partnered with the UDWR, BLM, and Universities. The UDWR is a partner in all of the projects we are involved in. The following are approved projects that can be used for Dedicated Hunter hours.

Here are some of the approved projects for this year: 1.) Sharptailed grouse lek counts (Northern region) April-May 2.) Sage Grouse lek searches (Northern, Central, Southern Regions and may possibly add the Northeast Region) April-May 3.) Forest Grouse drumming/hoot counts (Northern, Central, with the possibility of expanding to other regions) April-May. 4.) Sage Grouse Flush Counts (Southern, Northern Regions, and Anthro Mountains) July-August 5.) Guzzler Maintenance - Volunteers maintain a number of big game guzzlers on BLM land (Central, Northern regions) May-November 6.) Guzzler Installations - We help install new guzzlers (Central Region, and will potentially expand to other regions) Summer/Fall 7.) Quail Trapping - Individuals help trap urban quail and move them to rural areas (Central Region and could potentially expand to other regions) Winter. 8.) Youth Chukar & Pheasant Hunts - Our volunteers are mainly in the Northern and Central Regions, but we hope to get volunteers to all regions in the near future Sept.

CONTACT OUR VOLUNTEER HOT-LINE: 1-801-360-6553