Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Wildland Resources


David R. Anderson


The United States Air Force was required by the Sikes Act (16 USC 670 et seq.) to operate Hill and Wendover Bombing Ranges under a Land and Wildlife Management Plan consistent with military objectives. A preliminary biological inventory was conducted to provide basic information necessary for preparation of an appropriate management plan. The inventory was conducted over a one year period utilizing 60 field days on the ground and 30 hours of flying time. A list of vertebrates present on the bombing ranges was formed by general observation of large mammals, birds and reptiles, and trapping of small mammals. A cover map was prepared from ground and aerial observations of vegetation, and aerial photographs. Recommendations for management included construction of raptor nesting platforms and permanent water sources for birds and mammals.

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