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'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.

Forest Service lifts more closures related to Bald Mountain, Pole Creek fires

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:14pm

More areas that have been closed for more than a month while crews battled the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires were reopened this week, U.S. Forest Service officials said.

Wildfires burned 485,989 acres in Utah this year — more than double for 2017

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:45pm

The total number of wildfires reported in Utah this year was 1,314, according to state fire officials.

5 staycation destinations for fall break in Utah

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:30pm

Fall break is here for most Utah schools and if you are wanting to get away, but don't have the time or money to leave the state, here are five local staycation destinations.

Ogden couple to run race in each of Utah's 29 counties

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:48pm

A few years ago Joseph and Rayma Markland set a goal called "Utah 29" in which they run a race in each of Utah's 29 counties. They have one more race in November to accomplish their goal.

Fishing at Bear Lake without a boat? Here's how to do it successfully

Brad Kerr, Contributor  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:01pm

Fishing the deep waters of Bear Lake can be done successfully without a boat. Here are tips for using a kayak, pontoon or float tube instead.

5 tips for visiting Yosemite National Park

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:14pm

Yosemite, with its roughly 1,200 square miles of grandeur, is the fifth most-visited park in the U.S. Here are five tips to help you navigate the crowds and have an enjoyable trip.

'I miss Adam so much it’s painful': Young mother who lost husband in avalanche installs warning signs in his memory

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted Oct 13th - 4:43pm

Several days after her husband Adam’s avalanche death, Summer Andersen felt compelled to do something to help other families. She created the nonprofit Adam Andersen Avalanche Project and raised money to install avalanche warning signs in Island Park, Idaho, near where her husband died.

Utah loves its hunting, fishing and wildlife watching

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 11th - 5:18pm

Like fishing, hunting or simply watching wildlife? You are not alone. In Utah, those activities on Bureau of Land Management acreage generated $7 million in federal tax revenue and $5 million for the state. A new report looks at those activities.

Review: 3 products for family vacations

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted Oct 11th - 3:31pm

Cooler weather and smaller crowds are often the reward for those who hit the road for family outings in the fall. Here’s a quick look at three products that could be nice additions to your next vacation.

3 fish species have infested Kolob Reservoir. Know who put them there? You could get $3K

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Oct 10th - 1:34pm

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials have to kill and restock the fish in a reservoir for the third time in a month after another fish species was illegally introduced.

The best biking trails to see fall colors in Utah

Kory Pitcher, Contributor  |  Posted Oct 9th - 6:20pm

Which trails can you take to see the best colors in Utah this fall? Check out these Utah classics that offer a lot of red and yellow foliage to color your trip.

National mustang meeting will gallop into Salt Lake City

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 7th - 10:41am

Members of the Bureau of Land Management's National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet for three days in Salt Lake City, including one morning dedicated to touring a wild horse management herd area.

Wildlife officials to kill fish and close 2 reservoirs after goldfish, carp infestations

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Oct 5th - 3:30pm

After recent fish infestations, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials have decided to do a water treatment that will kill off fish in Pelican Lake and Maple Lake, and will eventually repopulate the reservoirs.

Video shows close encounter with bobcat in Huntington Canyon

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted Oct 4th - 1:10pm

Bobcats are nocturnal, solitary and elusive. But as this video shows, that doesn't mean they won't pop out to say hello once in a while.

Enjoy the bright blue waters of Bear Lake State Park

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 12:47pm

Bear Lake State Park has sights and activities for everyone and for anytime of year.