Why the DWR captures deer, other big game animals with helicopters

Those who live in Cache County might see a helicopter buzzing about the foothills for a day or two in early March. And, that might lead to a few questions: Why is the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources using a helicopter in the area? Isn’t that stressful for deer and other wildlife? And why is it OK for the DWR to use a helicopter when they close wildlife management areas to the public during the winter?

BLM says its revised sage-grouse plans put western communities first

National Audubon Society calls the effort ‘window dressing’

The Bureau of Land Management published six draft supplemental environmental impact statements on Friday, Feb. 21, for management of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat on public lands in seven western states, highlighting the process undergone in 2019 to develop plans that reflected the needs of western communities and Greater Sage Grouse habitat, according to a statement from the BLM.