Most Utahns have seen the unfortunate sight of a deer lying dead on the side of the road. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah Department of Transportation are working hard to create more wildlife crossings across various Utah roadways in an effort to decrease wildlife/vehicle collisions around the state, according to DWR spokesperson Faith Jolley, including one on Highway 191 near Monticello that is considered the most successful in the state.
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.
As the weather gets colder and the snow starts to fly, many Utahns make necessary preparations, such as buying snow shovels and digging winter coats and scarves out of storage. Some wildlife species also prepare for the winter. Here is a look at some of the unique ways that local animals survive Utah’s snowy months.
Anyone who is awed by natural beauty knows there is no shortage of it in Moab. There are natural bridges, bike trails and rivers. There is only one Delicate Arch, only one Slickrock Trail and only one Cataract Canyon.
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 ball is back in Grand County’s court with regard to the controversial Book Cliffs Highway proposal. A few years ago the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition (SCIC) announced that it would attempt to build a highway through Grand County’s remote and wild Book Cliffs region, despite the fact that the county has said repeatedly that it does not want the highway.
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
Jan. 1: A state report, released amidst large storms that brought snow and rain to Moab, detailed the severity of the state’s low water year ending in 2019. The snowpack at that time was 72% of normal in Southeastern Utah, according to the report. It had been 45% prior to the snowstorms.
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.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, teams of Moab birders will participate in the 120th National Audubon Society-sponsored Christmas Bird Count. In the late 1890s, sporting counts were held. Hunters held annual competitions to see how many birds could be shot, but there was a growing concern over this practice. The newly formed Audubon Society organized what was called a Christmas Bird Census, which eventually became the Christmas Bird Count, according to Marian Eason of the Moab Bird Club.