In 2014, the Alliance contracted with Tom Watts, Southwest Wildlife Services LLC, to complete a study of mule deer and elk in the Alliance region. The resulting report was an attempt to consolidate all of the pertinent information regarding mule deer and elk populations inhabiting the upper San Juan and Chama River Basins for the benefit of CPLA Members and landowners interested in maintaining healthy wildlife populations in the region.
This year, Tom has completed an update to the 2014 report that includes an additional three years of data (2014-2016) and provides a current assessment of elk and mule deer herds in the region. Tom is also working on updates to landowner recommendations, which will be released this summer.
You can read the update HERE.