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Zion to temporarily close 13 cliffs to rock climbing to protect peregrine falcons

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:33pm

Zion National Park officials are once again temporarily closing several cliffs in the park to rock climbing to help protect peregrine falcons.

Tips for fishing for trout in low water seasons

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:49pm

Winter and early spring low flows can make trout skittish. By leaving the waders home and learning to hop from rock to rock and fish from the bank, you may just increase your catch.

'Living inside a painting': Zion National Park through the eyes of artists

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 9:00pm

Among the millions of visitors to Zion National Park every year, there are four artists-in-residence, who capture the park in their work as it changes from day to day and season to season.

Snowstorm triggers powder day frenzy, hampers commute

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:47pm

As skiers and snowboarders rushed to the canyons to take advantage of the snowy conditions, the weather made things difficult on the roads.

How the warm winter is affecting Utah's wildlife

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 12:54pm

Utah is experiencing a warmer than normal winter that is having an affect on Utah's wildlife. Here's a look at how.

Yellowstone fee proposal wins initial vote in Wyoming House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 12:04pm

The Wyoming House of Representatives has agreed to vet a proposal that advocates for imposing a fee at Yellowstone National Park to help pay for wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.

You can enjoy Snow Canyon State Park despite busy weekend crowds; here’s how

Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 11:34am

Presidents Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year at Snow Canyon State Park, with most visitors expected to arrive midday Saturday, but there are things visitors can do to help improve their own enjoyment of Southern Utah’s beautiful 7,400-acre park and help reduce overcrowding in the park.

After elk crashes copter, some question wildlife chopper use

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 9:45pm

The case of an elk that died after it leapt in the air and brought a low-flying research helicopter down in Utah highlights the use of helicopters in wildlife monitoring, which has been criticized by animal-rights groups but praised as effective by wildlife managers.

Utah's newest ski resort weathering the lack of snow

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 7:00pm

It's a challenging year for Utah ski resorts due to the lackluster snowfall. The state's newest resort is using creative measures to compensate.

Group says Utah lawmaker didn't disclose land in Grand Staircase

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 10:11pm

An environmental group says a Utah lawmaker failed to properly disclose land that was carved out of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument when President Donald Trump shrank the monument boundaries in December.

Wildlife officials explain how elk, helicopter collided

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 6:28pm

A Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesman on Tuesday gave more information about what led up to a collision between a helicopter and an elk Monday evening.

Idaho ski resort closes for the season due to warm temps

Idaho State Journal Staff  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 1:58pm

Kelly Canyon Ski Area in Ririe announced on Monday that it would close due to unseasonably warm temperatures and the lack of snow.

3 animals found dead after reported cougar sighting in Provo

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 8:43am

Three animals were found dead in a residential backyard in Provo Monday, prompting wildlife officials to investigate whether a cougar recently sighted in the area is responsible.

Groups say helicopters unnecessary to track big horn, mountain goats

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 7:40am

Multiple environmental groups are objecting to a Forest Service and state wildlife agency proposal to capture and collar bighorn sheep and mountain goats in Wasatch Wilderness areas, saying the machines are not compatible with the designations.

Elk fells helicopter in remote Wasatch County

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 12th - 11:04pm

A pilot and passenger from Australia sustained only small cuts and bruises when an elk jumped and severed the tail rotor of their helicopter Monday.

Utah Lake, wild horses, grazing, river dispute angle for lawmakers' attention

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 12th - 8:00am

Paying for invasive phragmites removal at Utah Lake, studying its blue-green algae problem and helping federal agencies accelerate the removal of wild horses from rangeland are among multiple funding requests before the legislative committee.

Wyoming legislation seeks conservation fee at Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 4:03pm

A proposal introduced in the Wyoming Legislature advocates for imposing a fee at Yellowstone National Park to help pay for wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.

6 places to buy electric bicycles in Utah

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 10:36am

These six shops are capitalizing on the growing popularity of motorized bicycles in Utah.

Zinke, Trump Jr. tout importance of public lands, wildlife conservation at Hunting Expo

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 8:58am

Interior Secretary Zinke, Donald Trump Jr. tout importance of public lands, wildlife conservation at Hunting Expo.

Springlike weather brings early close to Hardware Ranch Elk Tour

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 7:33pm

Melting snow is drawing more elk into the mountains than normal for February, creating some less than desirable conditions for the elk-viewing wagon rides at Hardware Ranch.