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Lawmakers call for state management plan for Bears Ears

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:09pm

A committee of lawmakers wants Utah to send a loud message on how the newly reduced Bears Ears National Monument would be managed if the lands were in control of the state. It voted Tuesday to begin crafting a plan to submit to the Legislature.

Here’s when Utah’s ski resorts will open for the 2018-19 season

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:21pm

Ski season is just around the corner and several Utah resorts open this week for the 2018-19 season.

How much are Utah's federal lands worth? State going to try to find out

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 12th - 4:39pm

Utah lawmakers want to put a price tag on Utah's federally controlled lands and hand the government a bill for compensation. A legislative committee is poised to approve a request for bids to begin a pilot project study in Washington County.

Study: Carnivores' return helps Yellowstone park streams

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 5:27pm

Scientists say the return of wolves and cougars to Yellowstone National Park is helping restore a landscape that was altered in their absence and allowing streams to return to a more natural state.

Colorado man pleads guilty to trespassing at Old Faithful

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 10th - 3:36pm

A 27-year-old Colorado man who walked dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in September is banned from Yellowstone National Park and nearby Grand Teton National Park for five years.

Dark skies: Another Utah natural resource

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 10th - 10:18am

International groups of dark sky researchers and preservationists are meeting at Snowbird this week.

5 new Kickstarter products to get you through ski season

Brooke Nally, Contributor  |  Posted Nov 9th - 2:46pm

Don't be a jerry. Send it down the slopes this season with a few new innovative technologies from Kickstarter — like the self-heating shirt!

2 deer illegally killed; wildlife officers seek information  |  Posted Nov 8th - 12:33pm

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers are seeking information about two unrelated poachings that have occurred in the last two weeks.

Risk of hitting a deer on the highway is high this time of year

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 3rd - 10:20am

Utah’s general deer hunt just wrapped up for the season, but the danger for the deer is just beginning on Utah’s highways.

UDOT tests new avalanche technology in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 2nd - 9:40pm

As the Beehive State approaches avalanche season, the Utah Department of Transportation has new tools to keep people safe.

A guide to cutting down your own Christmas tree in Utah

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Nov 2nd - 5:50pm

Here is where to buy permits and where to go to cut down your own Christmas tree in Utah.

How to report poaching

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted Oct 29th - 2:31pm

The big game hunting season may be winding down, but poaching likely won't. Here's what to do if you stumble upon a poached animal this year.

Salt Lake City man completes ultra running 'triple crown'

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Oct 26th - 12:49pm

Salt Lake City native Bryce Astill just completed what ultrarunners call a "triple crown of 200" — which entails running three 200-mile races in under three months.

Video: Heavenly autumn scenes in Utah's mountains

Mike Godfrey, Contributor  |  Posted Oct 25th - 12:55pm

Remnants from Hurricane Rosa earlier this month transformed Utah's idyllic Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest into a heavenly scene of autumn colors, snow covered mountains and dramatic clouds.

Can this UVU professor's barge solve Utah Lake's algal bloom problem?

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Oct 25th - 7:21am

Experts on Utah Lake’s sustainability spoke about the latest research — and the lake’s future — at Utah Valley University on Wednesday as part of Sustainability Day.

'World's largest living organism' in Utah forest is shrinking, study shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:31pm

A massive aspen grove is still deteriorating despite fencing designed to keep out mule deer that have been blamed for chewing the trees, a new study says.

Wildlife agency investigating 4 poaching incidents, including decapitated buck  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:47pm

A decapitated buck and three dead does sparked investigations into four separate poaching incidents.

Wildlife officials propose new big game hunts for 2019

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:27pm

Due to several thriving big game populations, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are proposing a couple new hunts for 2019, and they want the public’s feedback.

A new state park at Grand Staircase?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:23pm

A group of lawmakers have discussed pursuing the creation of a state park within the boundaries of the former Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

5 outdoor activities for 'indoorsy' people

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Oct 19th - 5:45pm

If you aren’t a fan of the outdoors, living in outdoors-mecca Utah may feel like a challenge. However, there are some alternate ways beyond the traditional recreation for indoorsy people to also enjoy what Utah's outdoors have to offer.