Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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    Environment

    DWR to conduct checkpoints to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels

    By state law, DWR officials are authorized to conduct administrative checkpoints on various roadways throughout the year to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels. These are different than mandatory inspection stations at bodies of water and other areas because all vehicles — not just those transporting watercraft — will be directed off the road.

    Service, partners celebrate American Wetlands Month

    Critical functions and ecosystem services of wetlands include recharging groundwater, filtering excess nutrients, toxins and sediment from water that ends up in rivers, oceans and faucets, mitigating against floods and supporting hunting, fishing and outdoor opportunities. Millions of waterfowl and migratory birds also call them home, and more than half of all species listed under the Endangered Species Act are also reliant upon them.

    Service, partners celebrate American Wetlands Month

    Critical functions and ecosystem services of wetlands include recharging groundwater, filtering excess nutrients, toxins and sediment from water that ends up in rivers, oceans and faucets, mitigating against floods and supporting hunting, fishing and outdoor opportunities.

    Utah Water Quality Task Force launches a small farms water quality website, DontShare.Uta

    As a result of recent events, including the earthquake and coronavirus pandemic, more Utahns than ever are interested in growing and producing their own food. While this is a great opportunity to become sustainable, it should not...

    Conservationists watch uranium industry as Trump aims to strengthen it

    Uranium processing tanks at White Mesa Mill south of Blanding. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons The Trump administration released a report Thursday, April 23 designed to prop up the uranium industry by providing direct...

    Recent frosts may impact local fruit crop

    Palisade expects 90% peach loss Early spring temperatures can often prompt a tree to bloom well before its blossoms and tiny fruits are out of danger from being frozen. Photo by Sena Hauer

    Kane County pulls out of plan for controversial Lake Powell pipeline

    Washington County is only recipient left For the last 10 years officials in southern Utah’s Kane County have been supportive of a plan that would pipe water to their area from the Colorado River to meet...

    Boats at Lake Powell from April 1-6 require 30-day dry time

    Measure helps prevent spread of quagga mussels Due to the boat ramp closure at Lake Powell, boaters or users of other watercraft that were on the lake April 1-6 were unable to decontaminate...

    Utah teams up with federal, state and water agencies to assess the condition of the Colorado

    One of the most comprehensive scientific report “unlike any other” assessing the Coloado River has been released. Photo by Doug McMurdo As one of the seven states that make up the Colorado River...

    Skating into spring

    Photo by Doug McMurdo Skateboarder Steel Lowrey rides the rail at Swanny Park on a warm Tuesday afternoon, the last day for the foreseeable future that had a high under 60 degrees Fahrenheit....

    Latest News

    White Mesa Mill hopes to benefit from Trump’s uranium reserve plan

    Energy Fuels, the owner of the White Mesa Mill and mining properties in San Juan County, is hopeful that a new proposal in the federal budget could be a lifeline...

    Against local officials’ request, gov. allows Moab lodgings to fully reopen

    Grand County asked to keep hotel capacities limited. The state overruled local elected and health officials, instead further lifting restrictions on the county.

    Tales of Trails: Dominguez Canyon offers wilderness, hikes, history

    Little Dominguez Canyon near Grand Junction, Colorado, was home to prehistoric Native Americans and a homesteading family that raised peaches there....

    Free Fishing Day is June 6

    If you’d like to catch a fish in Utah’s beautiful outdoors — while social distancing, of course — but you don’t have a fishing license, Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 6, is the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

    Leaving Guatemala

    I selected “send me where I’m needed most,” my desire to immerse myself in another country’s culture not affixed to any location in particular.