Law enforcement officers and technicians for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources had a busy Fourth of July weekend working to prevent invasive quagga mussels from spreading, according to a press release from the agency.
How is garden growing this July? It can be a challenge to keep it growing well as summer heats up. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist of tasks to help your garden, grass and plants grow well in July. Also included are links for tips and further information.
While bird species that nest in the eaves of buildings might seem like a nuisance, it’s unlawful to disturb nests that have eggs or baby birds, and you can be cited for doing so, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.
Many Utahns have seen deer, jackrabbits and a variety of birds while recreating throughout Utah, but the Beehive State is home to a host of animals that you may not even know about. Here are five wildlife species that you may not have realized live in Utah.
The endangered razorback sucker has lived in the Colorado River and its tributaries for millions of years, but its existence has been threatened for decades due to rapidly changing habitat and the introduction of predatory nonnative fish.
The Moab Mosquito Abatement District board announced it will not do any more fogging to eradicate the plague of aggressive nuisance mosquitoes that have descended on Grand County in June and continues to vex residents and tourists alike.
The Colorado Plateau’s juniper trees are some of the hardiest species in the desert’s plant world. They have been known to endure tough conditions such as drought, and proportion their sizes to their sustaining elements, especially water.
Become a member of the Canyonlands Natural History Association before July 8 and then take a hike. A moonlight hike, that is, at Arches National Park.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is boosting its inspection and decontamination capacity along the routes leaving Lake Powell to more efficiently meet boater needs. Additionally, law enforcement is increasing its efforts to identify violators and cite them when necessary, according to a statement from DWR.
One of the great signals of summer in Utah are campfires, but officials at the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food in an email reminds residents that firewood from outside the state is prohibited.
The Moab Mosquito Abatement District will attempt to fog this week, likely Friday, but manager Libby Nance said there were no guarantees the fogging machine won’t break down again. Nance said the spray is labeled safe fore neighborhoods and that there is no danger from the “minute amounts of active ingredient we are applying.”