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BLM withdraws 2 controversial oil and gas leases from Moab’s Sand Flats

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:23am

The BLM announced Friday it is pulling two leases for potential oil and gas development at the Sand Flats Special Recreation Management Area.

'Red Emerald' plan looks to treat Utah’s natural tourism as the rare gem it is

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:01am

Utah’s tourism strategy hails the Beehive State as a place of great beauty and wonder that is unlike anyplace else.

1,000-acre park, 2.8-mile bike path could soon be coming to eastern shore of Utah Lake

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:01pm

The Walkara Way Project may soon bring 1,000 acres of public space aimed to increase recreational activity and put an end to a lengthy land dispute.

DWR seeks public's help for information after 8 geese illegally killed in Uintah County

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:15pm

State wildlife authorities are seeking the public’s help for information on who illegally killed eight Canada geese in eastern Utah earlier this month.

Utahraptor State Park would protect discovery site of Utah’s namesake dinosaur

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:02am

Utahraptor fossils were brought to Utah’s Capitol Hill to kick off an effort to get $10 million to create Utah’s 45th state park: Utahraptor State Park.

More $ sought for ailing Utah Lake, drying Great Salt Lake

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:27pm

What will help these struggling lakes?

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.