Water for wildlife

Avatar

By Mike Canning, June 1, 2017

WITH UTAH BEING such a dry state, there are many areas that cannot sustain healthy wildlife populations, simply due to lack of water. These areas often contain the food, cover and other items necessary for wildlife to thrive, but wildlife do not use them because water is such a limiting factor. Continue reading

A lifelong passion for native cutthroat trout

By Paul Thompson, April 10, 2017

MY LOVE OF native cutthroat trout began when I moved from the Midwest to begin my Master’s Degree at the University of Wyoming in 1992. My graduate project allowed me to study the beautiful Colorado River cutthroat trout as well as see some amazing country throughout Wyoming. Continue reading

Historic power plant will improve a fish hatchery

By Justina Parsons-Bernstein, March 22, 2017

OVER THE WINTER of 2014–15, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources purchased the historic Big Springs Power Plant. This property is also known as the Fountain Green Hydroplant and is located adjacent to the Fountain Green Fish Hatchery. Continue reading

Fish are hungry, active and concentrated

By Randy Oplinger, March 21, 2017

ICE OFF IS one of the best times to get out and catch not only a bunch of fish, but some large fish. I personally enjoy ice off because it’s my first chance to test out all the new equipment that I received over the holidays. Continue reading

10 gift ideas for anglers

Crystal Ross, December 14, 2016

ARE YOU IN search of Christmas gifts for your favorite angler? We can help! We asked a whole bunch of avid anglers around here what they could never have enough of, and these are the top picks. Continue reading

Getting back to the basics

By Jason Robinson, November 22, 2016

WHERE DOES FOOD come from? A very simple question with a simple answer; most would consider this a silly question. I often think of the joke that meat comes pre-wrapped from a grocery store or in a sack in the form of a burger or nugget. Continue reading

What happens if invasive mussels are found in Flaming Gorge?

By Trina Hedrick, Nov. 16, 2016

The 2012 discovery of adult quagga mussels in Lake Powell has heightened our concern for other reservoirs around our state — especially large reservoirs visited often by boaters. In response, the local, state and federal agencies that help manage Flaming Gorge Reservoir (FGR) have coordinated in advance of a positive quagga detection (hopefully we never have one there!) to expedite containment actions that will protect our other regional and state waters if a positive finding were ever to occur in FGR. Continue reading

National Bison Day means more in Utah

By Morgan Jacobsen, November 16, 2016

WHEN DR. WILLIAM GOETZMAN introduced a starter herd of 18 bison into southeastern Utah’s San Rafael Desert in 1941, it’s unlikely he understood the impact his effort would have generations later. Continue reading

Practiced in the art of deception

By David Lee, November 10, 2016

ASIDE FROM HUMANS, I’m unaware of another species with more potential to transform the landscape around them than beavers. A wide variety of wildlife species, as well as humans, are drawn to the rich and dynamic wildlife habitats created by beavers. Continue reading

Bear cubs head back to the wild

By Shauna Leavitt, November 7, 2016

MANY BEAR CUBS are orphaned each year in Utah. Some lose their mothers to forest fires, while others are orphaned by vehicle-bear collisions or other human-related conflicts. Continue reading

Water for wildlife

Avatar

By Mike Canning, June 1, 2017

WITH UTAH BEING such a dry state, there are many areas that cannot sustain healthy wildlife populations, simply due to lack of water. These areas often contain the food, cover and other items necessary for wildlife to thrive, but wildlife do not use them because water is such a limiting factor. Continue reading

A lifelong passion for native cutthroat trout

By Paul Thompson, April 10, 2017

MY LOVE OF native cutthroat trout began when I moved from the Midwest to begin my Master’s Degree at the University of Wyoming in 1992. My graduate project allowed me to study the beautiful Colorado River cutthroat trout as well as see some amazing country throughout Wyoming. Continue reading

Historic power plant will improve a fish hatchery

By Justina Parsons-Bernstein, March 22, 2017

OVER THE WINTER of 2014–15, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources purchased the historic Big Springs Power Plant. This property is also known as the Fountain Green Hydroplant and is located adjacent to the Fountain Green Fish Hatchery. Continue reading

Fish are hungry, active and concentrated

By Randy Oplinger, March 21, 2017

ICE OFF IS one of the best times to get out and catch not only a bunch of fish, but some large fish. I personally enjoy ice off because it’s my first chance to test out all the new equipment that I received over the holidays. Continue reading

10 gift ideas for anglers

Crystal Ross, December 14, 2016

ARE YOU IN search of Christmas gifts for your favorite angler? We can help! We asked a whole bunch of avid anglers around here what they could never have enough of, and these are the top picks. Continue reading

Getting back to the basics

By Jason Robinson, November 22, 2016

WHERE DOES FOOD come from? A very simple question with a simple answer; most would consider this a silly question. I often think of the joke that meat comes pre-wrapped from a grocery store or in a sack in the form of a burger or nugget. Continue reading

What happens if invasive mussels are found in Flaming Gorge?

By Trina Hedrick, Nov. 16, 2016

The 2012 discovery of adult quagga mussels in Lake Powell has heightened our concern for other reservoirs around our state — especially large reservoirs visited often by boaters. In response, the local, state and federal agencies that help manage Flaming Gorge Reservoir (FGR) have coordinated in advance of a positive quagga detection (hopefully we never have one there!) to expedite containment actions that will protect our other regional and state waters if a positive finding were ever to occur in FGR. Continue reading

National Bison Day means more in Utah

By Morgan Jacobsen, November 16, 2016

WHEN DR. WILLIAM GOETZMAN introduced a starter herd of 18 bison into southeastern Utah’s San Rafael Desert in 1941, it’s unlikely he understood the impact his effort would have generations later. Continue reading

Practiced in the art of deception

By David Lee, November 10, 2016

ASIDE FROM HUMANS, I’m unaware of another species with more potential to transform the landscape around them than beavers. A wide variety of wildlife species, as well as humans, are drawn to the rich and dynamic wildlife habitats created by beavers. Continue reading

Bear cubs head back to the wild

By Shauna Leavitt, November 7, 2016

MANY BEAR CUBS are orphaned each year in Utah. Some lose their mothers to forest fires, while others are orphaned by vehicle-bear collisions or other human-related conflicts. Continue reading