Moab’s frustration with the noise from off-highway vehicles polluting the downtown area will soon meet the powerful influences in Salt Lake City that have won legislative battles to allow OHVs on streets around the state while seeing mixed results more recently with the rescission of state rules recognizing out-of-state OHV registrations and a battle at the federal level with allowing OHVs into Utah’s national parks.
USFS Utah Avalanche Center volunteers Armin Howell, Steve Evers and Chris Benson installed an avalanche beacon training park at the Geyser Pass trailhead over the weekend. Winter backcountry users are encouraged to use it to practice their avalanche rescue skills.
Anyone who goes fishing knows how thrilling it is to catch a fish, especially if it is a large, potentially record-breaking one. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is making several changes to the state’s fishing records in 2020, including adding several new record categories for cutthroat trout, said DWR spokesperson Faith Jolley in an email.
An increase in tourism to Cedar Mesa in Bears Ears National Monument has taken a toll on the cultural resources in the area, according to the Bureau of Land Management, which will double fees to hikers and campers Jan. 1.
For those who want to add an extra challenge to their ice fishing this winter, a tournament may be just the thing. Plus, you can help many of our fisheries and often win prizes, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.
In order to protect critical wildlife habitat for raptors and desert bighorn sheep, a number of climbing routes in Canyonlands and Arches national parks will close for up to six months each year, according to a statement from the National Park Service.
In an effort to enhance fishing throughout the state, as well as boost native fish populations, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources stocks a variety of fish species throughout Utah each year. In 2019, the division stocked more than 10 million fish into 603 local waterbodies, a total of more than 1.1 million pounds of fish, said DWR spokesperson Faith Jolley.
The Grand County Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve an ordinance that designates one-way travel on Fins and Things 4×4 Trail at the Sand Flats Recreation Area – and daylight use only for a portion of the trail
Bird watchers know how unique and interesting they can be. Whether a person just started birdwatching or are an advanced birder, consider heading outdoors to help gather important data about birds during the 120th Audubon Christmas Bird Count, said officials in a recent press release.
Last winter, four people died in avalanches in the State of Utah, including one in Moab’s La Sal Mountains. Learning about avalanches is imperative for winter recreationists, including snowmobilers and backcountry skiers, according to avalanche forecaster Eric Trenbeath.
Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum at 660 West 400 North in Blanding will begin operating under winter hours Dec. 1. The park will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This schedule will continue through February.
The Southeast Utah Group of National Parks – Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments – has joined national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees on five days in 2020 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.