With the help of 25 volunteers and public lands officials, the Canyonlands Field Institute recently organized its largest cleanup of the Colorado River to date, trolling from Hittle Bottom to Takeout Beach, for litter caught up in this year’s high waters.
A combined effort to provide a safe breeding habitat for the endangered razorback sucker hit a significant milestone this week when gates and screens were installed at the site inside the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve.
The Bureau of Land Management in a press release announcing that all the climbing walls at Indian Creek are open, thanked the climbing community for its efforts to avoid raptor nesting sites during the past nesting season.
The Sand Flats Recreation Area will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Slickrock Bike Trail with a full schedule of events that are all free and open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 14, according to Sand Flats Director Andrea Brand.
The Youth Garden Project’s Harvest Festival is just around the corner – Sept. 21 – and organizers remind everyone of two exciting contests to enter.
The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum will host a free lecture, “When Lightning Strikes Twice: A Novel Approach to Associating Rock Art Images and Fulgurites,” presented by archaeological researcher John Pitts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Edge of the Cedars State Park’s museum in Blanding.
With the help of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Moab City Police tranquilized the female bear and are moving it to the Book Cliffs.
The Times-Independent republished this week an article originally printed in 2003 about Sand Flats Recreation Area. The article is available here.
The Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office on Sept. 11 will begin gather operations to remove excess wild horses from the perimeter and outside of the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area in Tooele and Juab counties. The operation is expected to last about nine days.
Many of the trees grown in our landscapes are not native to the Intermountain West. They have been transplanted (like many of us) and struggle to adapt to Utah’s arid climate. Certain species, especially those with large leaves, lack the ability to handle an entire summer of heat and low humidity. Over time, this causes many leaves to scorch by late summer.
The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources is reporting that an American marten was spotted in the La Sal Mountains, answering a question biologists have pondered for decades.
As expected, the Utah Wildlife Board approved slightly more cougar permits and slightly fewer bobcat permits for the 2019-20 hunts during the board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 22, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.