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.
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.
Over the winter of 2014–15, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) 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.
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.
It's the end of December, the mercury is plummeting and ice is rapidly forming on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Fortunately, ice fishing is a very efficient method to catch small lake trout, often called "pups."
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.
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.