Citing damage to wildlife habitats – some that are home to threatened or endangered species –the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office is in the process of shutting down dispersed camping at the Klondike Bluffs Mountain Bike Trail off Highway 191, 23 miles north of Moab.
Do you love wildlife? Do you wish you could watch baby animals at any point in the day? If you answered yes to these questions, we have great news for you: Three livestreams were recently posted that allow you to watch a constant feed of baby bears and several bird species, including sandhill cranes incubating an egg that will hatch in late May, said Faith Jolley, spokesperson for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reminds readers how to react to finding a baby bird that has fallen from its perch.
As the spring season rolls on, visitor centers at Arches and Canyonlands national parks began extended hours of operation earlier this week, according to a statement from the Southeast Utah Group of National Parks.
The Bureau of Land Management appreciates the public’s help in avoiding potential raptor nesting areas in the Indian Creek climbing area. The BLM is actively conducting raptor nesting surveys with its agency partners and HawkWatch International. The first phase of surveys is complete, and the agencies will continue to monitor the area and provide further updates, as needed, according to the BLM.
Public lands near the state line between Moab and Grand Junction are being heavy hit by an increasing number of campers, so the Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a newly completed environmental review for Rabbit Valley.
The wildfires that burned throughout Utah during 2018 made headlines due to the large amount of acres burned and several community evacuations, said Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley in a statement.
Spring is here and wildlife migrations are in full swing. It’s a season of opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts, especially for those who enjoy observing migratory birds as they pass through southeastern Utah, said Linda Whitham, Central Canyonlands program manager for The Nature Conservancy’s Moab Project Office in an email.
To keep Utah citizens informed, the Utah Division of Water Resources has provided the following explanation/clarification on Utah’s use of its Colorado River water and the development of Drought Contingency Plans needed to protect water storage levels at lakes Powell and Mead.
Starvation State Park in Duchesne will be formally renamed Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation in a May 7 ceremony in Duchesne.