DescriptionThe S J Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located on the Strawberry Valley and the Little Strawberry Valley. Higher elevations occur in the west and the east. In the west elevations range from 7100 feet to 7500 feet. In the east elevations reach 7600 feet. The valley between these to ridges is between 6800 feet and 7000 feet. An extension of Saddle Creek cuts the Unit in the north. It ranges between 6700 feet and 7000 feet. The most common elevation is 7100 feet but ranges from 6600 feet to 7900 feet with an elevation difference of 1300 feet. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7000 feet and 7300 feet an elevation difference of 300 feet.
Over sixty percent (60%) of the S J Ranch Cooperative Wildlife management Unit (CWMU) is covered with the Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) land cover type. Add to the Sagebrush Steppe, the Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22), and one has the majority of the land covered.
One of the S J Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HARDWARE RANCH(423671), is about 7.6 km southwest from the southwest edge of the CWMU. HARDWARE RANCH has thirty-five (35) years of records, 1956 - 1991. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.47 inches, but it can be as high as (not available) inches or as low as (not available) inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 12 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 7 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 2 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages (not available) inches but can be as high as (not available) inches. FALL temperature at HARDWARE RANCH averages (not available) degrees F. but can be as high as 94.0 degrees F. or as low as -5.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 36 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F. This map is provided for general reference only and does not constitute a legal hunt boundary. The Division does not guarantee access to any private or public land. Hunt unit boundaries may include private property or other excluded areas.