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Episode 22: Wildlife Management Areas

In this episode, DWR Central Region Habitat Program Manager Mark Farmer and DWR Wildlife Lands Coordinator Chelsea Duke talk about the Division-owned Wildlife Management Areas — what they are, the purpose of these lands and the activities that are allowed there.

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Episode 21: Big game drought impacts

In this episode, DWR Wildlife Section Chief Justin Shannon, DWR Habitat Restoration Biologist Nicole Nielson and Troy Forrest, the director of the Grazing Improvement Program with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, talk about some of the impacts of drought conditions on big game animals, livestock, and their habitat and grazing areas.

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Episode 20: Utah Cutthroat Slam

In this episode, DWR Habitat Section Assistant Chief Paul Thompson and Trout Unlimited Communications Director for Science, Western Water & Habitat and Headwater Programs Brett Prettyman talk all about Utah's exciting fishing challenge — the Utah Cutthroat Slam. They explain why the program was started, how it works and how it's helping native cutthroat trout.

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Episode 19: Birdwatching at the wildlife center

In this episode, DWR's Eccles Wildlife Education Center Site Coordinator Billy Fenimore talks about the beautiful facility at Farmington Bay, what visitors can do there, what types of birds you can expect to see and how to get into birdwatching.

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Episode 18: Dirty jobs

In this episode, DWR Wildlife Technician Steve Gray showcases one of the division's grossest jobs: roadkill removal. He explains the process of removing these dead animals, some of the difficulties of the job, and tips drivers should be aware of to help avoid a collision. This episode was originally recorded in October 2020.

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