Eagle Mountain City Council has approved a Wildlife Corridor Overlay Zone, becoming the first city in Utah to consider this type of zoning.
This gives the city the potential to create a 1300-acre wildlife corridor for mule deer migration across the city, as well as protection for other animal habitats and plants.
We’re excited to work with Eagle Mountain City, @BLMUtah, @UtahDOT, & private organizations like the Eagle Mountain Nature and Wildlife Alliance & @MuleDeerOrg to help provide a critical migration route from 2 habitats in the northwest & southeast areas of Eagle Mountain City.🦌 https://t.co/UMK4gCFouP— UtahDWR (@UtahDWR) February 17, 2021
Creation of the corridor is a priority for Eagle Mountain Mayor Tom Westmoreland, who stated, “This zoning addition is an important step in the city’s effort to preserve open space and maintain the connection with nature and outdoor recreation that is in large part what draws people to locate in Eagle Mountain.”
As a first step, DWR is working with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to build a wildlife fence on the south side of SR-73 to guide deer away from danger. A driver alert system will also be created to protect migrating wildlife.