Laura Seitz, Deseret News
BRIGHTON FEATURES PROMOTIONS, EVENTS
More than 60 inches of new snow at Brighton in the past couple weeks have made for some great skiing conditions. Check out some of the ticket promotions and events coming up in the next couple weeks.
While supplies last, Brighton is offering a complete learn to ski package for $79.00 for ages 13 to adult. Package includes a free helmet, lesson and beginner lift pass (add $20 for an all-area pass). Ski rentals are available for an additional $15.00. Package must be purchased on Brighton's website: www.brightonresort.com.
For more information, contact our Snowsports School 801-532-4731, ext. 209
Five transferable discounted day coupons valid for area day (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) or twilight (12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.) pass. No blackouts. Completely transferable, they can be shared with family and friends. Coupon books can only be purchased online and only available while supplies last.
Coupon books can be picked up at the resort at the sports desk located on the third floor of the Brighton Center.
The book expires April 24.
Upcoming events: Saturday, March 5, Slug Games Rail Jam; Saturday, March 5, adult workshops, Saturday March 12, Wasatch Powder Keg Backcountry Race.
WILDLIFE BOARD TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF DEER HUNTING
The future of deer hunting in Utah is among the items members of the Utah Wildlife Board will discuss when they meet in a work session March 16.
The session will be held in Washington, just north of St. George.
The board will not take action on any of the items it discusses on March 16. However, the items the board discusses might be taken to the public for comment and input at upcoming Regional Advisory Council meetings.
The public is invited to attend the session and listen to the discussion, but public comment will not be taken at the meeting.
If you can't attend the session, you can listen to a recording of it. The recording should be available by March 21 at wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/board-minutes.html.
The March 16 meeting starts at 1 p.m. The session will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 2450 N. Towne Center Drive in Washington.
ROAD PAVING MAY BE DANGEROUS TO DEER
Wildlife biologists and researchers estimate that vehicles may kill as many deer in Utah every year as hunters do.
But it's the part of the population cars take that makes the difference.
Hunters take mostly bucks. But cars mostly kill the deer that are the key to the future growth of Utah's deer herds—does and fawns.
Biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are concerned about the effect that paving Seep Ridge Road through Book Cliffs could have on the deer herd in the Book Cliffs, which is one of the state's premiere herds.
The Bureau of Land Management, the largest land manager in the Book Cliffs, is currently reviewing a proposal from Uintah County to extend the pavement roughly 45 miles, from Ouray to Interstate 70.
The paving proposal would increase the speed limit to 55 mph and almost triple the width of the road. It would also eliminate most of the barriers that keep people from driving too fast.
At the higher speeds, it's highly likely that more deer will be hit and killed.
DWR has proposed that constructing wildlife crossing structures that deer can use, and fencing the right-of-way, can help a lot.
In another cooperative effort, the DWR and Uintah County are conducting a study to learn how many deer die in the Book Cliffs each year.
The DWR does not have the authority to make a decision about the Seep Ridge Road. Instead, the agency serves as a consultant to help protect and enhance the Book Cliffs deer herd and other wildlife in the area.
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