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Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead poisoning

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:04pm

Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead bullets -- but it's not because they're being shot.

Washington County man faces felony charge in relation to trophy buck poaching

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 14th - 1:16pm

A Washington County man is facing a felony charge related to a poaching case in Iron County last year, according to court records.

Need a winter hike? Try White Rock Bay to Elephant Head Overlook at Antelope Island

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted Feb 13th - 12:14pm

Many find that winter is the best time to hike the trails on Antelope Island. Here's a trail you may enjoy.

Owe child support? No hunting and fishing, Utah bill says

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 12th - 7:21am

A Utah bill that would force Utahns to prioritize paying child support over hunting or fishing is advancing through the Utah Legislature.

Utah snowpacks above average at 2020 midseason report

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 11th - 9:15pm

Storms drenched the Wasatch Front with wet, heavy snow last week and hydrologists briefed water managers on how much runoff they can expect this spring.

Utah members of Congress oppose visitor limits at Zion National Park

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 11th - 10:44am

Utah’s congressional delegation opposes a proposed reservation system that would limit visitors to Zion National Park.

Cold winter hike offers breath of solitude and health benefits

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 7th - 9:48pm

Skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only ways to play in the snow and enjoy clear air. Mountain experts tout snowshoeing as an easy way for adventurers to enjoy the powder without breaking the bank.

Curtis, 2 Democrats introduce bill to nearly triple funding for recreational trails

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 7th - 12:16pm

A bill that would nearly triple the amount of funding for motorized and non-motorized recreational trails was unveiled Thursday with bipartisan support and the approval of various recreation groups.

Avalanche experts warn backcountry visitors to get gear, get educated

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 6th - 7:46pm

Members of the Utah Avalanche Center and Wasatch Backcountry Rescue urge Utahns to be prepared and trained before going into the mountains.

Final plans completed and released for Bears Ears, Grand Staircase

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 6th - 11:28am

The U.S. Department of Interior approved final management plans for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante areas on Thursday.

Groups seek $2.5 million from Utah Legislature for Jordan River rehab

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 6th - 6:35am

Money would continue preservation, improvement project.

Why a nationwide conservation concern caused by hunting decline isn’t affecting Utah

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 5th - 3:01pm

Hunting is dying off nationally, which could cause problems for future conservation efforts across the country. That doesn't seem to be the case in Utah, for now.

DWR rescues elk caught in Park City window well

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 5th - 11:24am

When one Park City resident looked out his basement window, he couldn’t believe what was looking back at him — two elk.

Wasatch Mountain Club celebrates 100 years of camaraderie and climbing

Merritt Jewel,  |  Posted Feb 4th - 8:25pm

The Wasatch Mountain Club’s goal is to teach Utahns how to “live and play” in the beautiful outdoors, and it’s something the club has been doing for 100 years.

Wildfires are increasing snowpack — and the risk for spring flooding, BYU researchers say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 4th - 1:33pm

A study recently released by BYU researchers finds a connection between wildfires and increasing snowpacks, which researchers say has both good and bad consequences for Utah’s landscapes and water supply.

‘Do It Like A Local’ campaign aims to educate tourists before they visit Moab

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 1st - 9:06pm

Travel council urges visitors to be good stewards.

After weeks of sightings, 2 Bountiful cougars captured and euthanized

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 31st - 7:47pm

Two cougars that were captured last week after off-and-on sightings in the Bountiful bench area for about a month were euthanized, city officials tweeted Friday.

Lawmaker to counter use of eminent domain for trails, other recreation uses

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 30th - 2:02pm

The concern over how state and local governments use eminent domain is starting to take shape in the first few days of Utah's legislative session, including an apparently incidental battle over the use of eminent domain to carve trails.

25 bighorn sheep reintroduced to Antelope Island after disease wiped out previous herd

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 29th - 5:20pm

Twenty-five bighorn sheep were released on Antelope Island Wednesday afternoon, as state wildlife biologists began work to reintroduce the species to the island.

Moab's popular, extremely rare mule deer died from chronic wasting disease, biologists say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 27th - 12:44pm

An extremely rare melanistic mule deer nicknamed Coal by Moab residents died from chronic wasting disease, state biologists said Monday. It's the 15th confirmed case of the desease, which is sometimes referred to as the "zombie deer disease," since July.