Land & Environment

Helping Hands: Utah State Students Help in Planting for Mule Deer Winter Habitat

By Taylor Emerson |

Video by Taylor Emerson, Digital Journalist, University Marketing & Communications

USU Assistant Professor Eric LaMalfa had a lab lesson plan that got spoiled by some bad weather earlier this semester; and coincidently the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources had some work that they needed a bit of help to complete.

A student makes mention of this, a conversation happens, and an adjusted lesson plan (and a bit of serendipity) later, and USU students in LaMalfa’s WILD 2400 course had the chance to take class outside for a day to help plant bitterbrush for winter mule deer habitat.


Taylor Emerson
Digital Journalist
University Marketing and Communications
(435) 797-2262


Eric LaMalfa
Assistant Professor
Department of Wildland Resources


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