Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Utah Moose Plan was set to expire this month so a review and update was brought to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. The revisions have been approved and specifically address some of the declining moose populations around the state.   


On today’s program, Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy  has an announcement on the newest acquisition. Superintendent Ember Conley has details on this morning's school board meeting that starts at 9 at the school district office. Summit County Dispatch Manager Nick Wilkinson and Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter discuss the recent merger between the Park City and Summit County public safety dispatch centers, as approved in both council meetings last week.

Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Utah Wildlife Board approved more cougar hunting permits this season.  Several people spoke out against the increase at a public hearing last week.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Doe and fawn in alfalfa field by Dustin Stettler, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on 3-31-07.

In response to an increase in wildlife calls and concerns in the Heber Valley, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is holding a public open house Wednesday, June 1.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:


It was a full house Wednesday night at the Richins Building as Park City area residents and wildlife officials met face-to-face to discuss Utah Division of Wildlife Resource policies.  KPCW's Renai Bodley was there:

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources photo by Jim Shuler

Moose are being moved from Jeremy Ranch and a mountain lion is shot and killed in Summit Park.  Those will be two issues discussed Wednesday night, January 27th, at a public open house from six to eight o'clock at the Richins Building.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Renai Bodley

An elk herd has settled in the area of Old Ranch Road and Quarry Mountain.  The Utah Division of Wildlife tells KPCW they intend to trap and relocate the herd this winter, but they want to have a public meeting first to address residents' concerns about the animals.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Division of Wildlife Resources

Some unwanted aquatic life has been discovered in Deer Creek Reservoir - the Quagga Mussel. For now, State wildlife officials will watch and wait, but they are requiring all boats and personal watercraft entering Deer Creek to be contaminated. Leslie Thatcher has more.

It's not often that an elk from the herd that migrates through the Round Valley dies of natural causes in plain view. But when one does, it's illegal to take any part of the animal, including the antlers. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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The Swaner EcoCenter is hosting a pond walk tonight. Rick Brough has more.

Columbia Spotted Frog Wetland Pond Walk

  • Wednesday, July 16th
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Space is very limited, register to ensure your spot at swanerecocenter@usu.edu or 435-649-1767.

Video of the tadpoles feeding: