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Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:05pm

The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century drought poses unique challenges to trees and shrubs.

Snowbird makes plans to build ski lifts into American Fork Canyon

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:28am

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort wants to add two new lifts in American Fork Canyon on land they own.

Product review: The best strollers for family trips, adventures

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:52am

This review looks at a handful of strollers that may be options for your next adventure. From umbrella strollers to sophisticated travel systems, they represent a broad range of price and functionality.

View majestic bald eagles at 5 events across Utah

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 3:49pm

If you've always wanted to see bald eagles in the wild, the Division of Wildlife Resources is providing viewing opportunities at five events throughout the state on Feb. 13.

Sundance offers winter zip line for 1st time

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 3rd - 12:38pm

For the first time, Utahns can hit the slopes for a day of skiing or snowboarding and then go zip lining down the mountain — an experience you won't find anywhere else, according to the Sundance Mountain Resort director.

DWR asks anglers to continue killing, turning in northern pike caught in Utah Lake

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 1:00pm

A Utah State University research program now in its second year is requesting that anglers kill and turn in any northern pikes caught in Utah Lake during 2016.

DWR: Number of buck deer in Utah increases for 2nd consecutive year

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 1st - 12:21pm

In March 2015, the Division of Wildlife Resources officials announced that the buck-to-doe ratios were the highest they had been in 10 years, and Friday, officials announced that the number of bucks in Utah increased again.

Groups want mountain goats removed from La Sal Mountains

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jan 31st - 7:47pm

A Denver-based environmental group and the Utah Native Plant Society filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, demanding the removal of nonnative mountain goats from the La Sal Mountains. They say the goats are damaging rare plants.

Irresistible cities: World's 15 top tourism destinations

Barry Neild, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 29th - 11:54am

Here are the 15 most-visited tourist destinations in the world.

Quiz: Can you recognize these Utah locations?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Jan 29th - 10:00am

Think you could name a Utah outdoor location just by looking at a photo? Are you knowledgeable about Utah outdoor facts? Here are 10 questions to test your knowledge on Utah outdoors, parks and recreation.

Utahns explore outdoors despite cold weather

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 28th - 11:59am

This weekly column highlights user-submitted photos and video of Utahns exploring our beautiful state. Watch for it each Thursday morning to get ideas for your next outdoors adventure.

Alta Ski Area goes green with unique snowcat, solar panels

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 27th - 3:31pm

Alta Ski Area focuses on giving skiers a great experience by not allowing crowding on its slopes, but it also has a new focus this season — to be more eco-friendly.

9 reasons to visit Uruguay in 2016

Sorrel Moseley-Williams, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 26th - 11:57am

Sandwiched between two Latin American travel powerhouses, laid-back Uruguay is one of the continent's most inviting secrets.

Best hunting for cottontail rabbits in 10 years, DWR says

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 25th - 12:25pm

The cottontail rabbit hunting season is underway in Utah, and Division of Wildlife Resources officials said the number of rabbits is the highest it's been in 10 years.

Product review: Fimbulvetr Hikr snowshoes

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 11:30am

Straight out of Norway comes a pair of snowshoes that are unlike any others on the market. With their molded-plastic deck, they excel in powder and can tackle hillsides with ease. Meet the Hikr.

Public can compete in free Burton snowboarding contest at Powder Mountain

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 2:29pm

Powder Mountain Resort is hosting a new snowboarding contest Saturday that is free and open to the first 100 people to register.

What you should know before hiking to Havasupai Falls

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:57am

The turquoise water and stunning travertine pools are an iconic part of the Arizona landscape. If you think 2016 is the year you are going to hike your way to Havasupai, here's what you need to know.

Catch unlimited fish at 2 local ice fishing tournaments

Sean Stoker, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:05pm

Two ice fishing tournaments are taking place in the coming weeks in Manila and Richfield and participants can catch an unlimited amount of fish at each.

Wintertime offers more privacy at Zion National Park

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:18pm

Martin Luther King Jr. day means free admission to Zion National park, so Tony Done didn't need much convincing from his family to visit.

Arches named America's prettiest national park in winter

Mike Godfrey, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 1:22pm

The Wilderness Society has compiled a list of America's 20 prettiest national parks in winter and Arches National Park took top honors.