Clear Valley Ranch
DescriptionThe Clear Valley Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located on the north slope of the Raft River Mountains. Maximum elevations starts at about 9200 feet and slopes north and northeast to around 5600 feet. In this same north and northeast direction several canyons divide up the Unit. Parts of Clear Creek and Italian Canyon divide the west part of the Unit. Rice Creek, Jim Canyon and Birch Creek divide the eastside of the Unit. The steeper terrain is at the higher elevations. The most common elevation is 6000 feet but ranges from 5600 feet to 9200 feet with an elevation difference of 3600 feet. Fifty percent (50%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6200 feet and 8500 feet an elevation difference of 2300 feet.
The north part of the Clear Valley Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is dominated by Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (37). Most of the south part of the Unit is dominated by Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48) occurs in several large patches among the Sagebrush Steppe. Along the edge of the Sagebrush Steppe are patches of Inter-Mountain Basins Cliff and Canyon(8). There are a number of places across the Unit that are Great Basin Foothill and Lower Montane Riparian Woodland and Shrubland (98). There are also two (2) larger patches of Agriculture (114) on the Unit.
One of the Clear Valley Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, PARK VALLEY (427408), is about 13.6 km southwest from the southwest edge of the CWMU. PARK VALLEY has seventy-nine (79) years of records, 1911 - 1990. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.45 inches, but it can be as high as 6.38 inches or as low as 0.62 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 13 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 1 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 5.8 inches but can be as high as 22.5 inches. FALL temperature at PARK VALLEY averages 48.4 degrees F. but can be as high as 93.0 degrees F. or as low as 0.0 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.