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A pack trip to restore habitat

A pack trip to restore habitat

I took my first pack trip with horses three years ago, and since then, I have been hooked on this great way to see remote areas. Last summer, I went on 12 trips in three states.

Bighorns on the hillside

Bighorns on the hillside

The Sunnyside bighorn herd consists almost entirely of rams, which number around 25, depending on the day and year. This particular group of bighorns is accustomed to both vehicle traffic and humans, and can often be observed and photographed at close range.

A strategy for Scofield

A strategy for Scofield

Scofield Reservoir is one of the most popular and heavily used fisheries in Utah. Recently, however, the reservoir has experienced some challenges that have reduced the number of anglers who fish there. The biggest challenge was the discovery of Utah chubs in the reservoir in 2005.

Native trout restoration

Native trout restoration

The DWR has been working to identify a pure population of Colorado River cutthroat trout and to develop a broodstock that can be used to repopulate areas in southeastern Utah. Those obstacles have finally been overcome, and we are ready to begin restoration efforts.

Granny’s buck

Granny’s buck

A polite young man in his 20s opened the trailer door. We asked to speak with the person who had taken the deer. He answered that we sure could. “Grandma,” he called out, “some game wardens want to see your permit.”

Visiting with our customers about deer

Visiting with our customers about deer

Last week, we held an open house at the College of Eastern Utah to discuss deer management. We had a good turnout. Eighty-one people registered, and we had some additional visitors who just wandered in to share their ideas. From the comments we got, attendees were pleasantly surprised.

Vacancies on Southeastern RAC

The Southeastern RAC hopes to fill two vacancies this spring. Applications will be accepted between now and March 31, 2011.

The threat from quagga & zebra mussels

The threat from quagga & zebra mussels

Dozens of samples have been taken from Electric Lake and Red Fleet since the initial finding of invasive mussel larvae in 2008. All of the samples from both reservoirs have been negative for both the microscopic examination and follow-up DNA testing.

Your ideas on Utah deer herds

Your ideas on Utah deer herds

Have you ever wondered why there are fewer deer than years ago? Do you have good ideas on how to reverse this trend in order to increase the herds? Southeastern regional personnel are very concerned with recovering deer herds and want your help.

Ferruginous hawks

Ferruginous hawks

PacifiCorp has teamed up with the BLM Moab office and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to assist in the preservation of the ferruginous hawk, a state-sensitive species.

Mud Creek stream restoration project

Mud Creek stream restoration project

Scofield Reservoir is a premier fishing and recreation destination, and the primary source of culinary water for much of Carbon County. Since its earliest days however, the reservoir has experienced pollution from too much phosphorus.

Bear management changes for 2011

Bear management changes for 2011

On January 4, the Utah Wildlife Board approved several bear hunting changes for Utah’s 2011 seasons. These changes will be available in the 2011 Utah Black Bear Guidebook.