The thickest concentration of rattlesnakes is in the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico. The estimated 36 rattlesnake species are adaptable, living in forests, grasslands, swamps and deserts. They may take up residence where people live and work.
Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com | Posted July 21 - 2:08 p.m.
A weeklong push to celebrate and expand Latino involvement in the outdoors and conservation efforts is wrapping up this week — but Utahns still have time to take advantage of river cleanups, star gazing parties and more.
The Associated Press | Updated July 19 - 12:53 p.m.
Officials say no one was injured when a transformer at Hoover Dam briefly caught fire Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for the Bureau of Reclamation said the fire ignited around 10 a.m. and was extinguished about half an hour later.
Logan Stefanich, KSL.com | Posted July 12 - 8:22 a.m.
To combat a dwindling desert bighorn sheep population, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Nevada Department of Wildlife last week announced a partnership with the Skyrider Wilderness Ranch on a conservation initiative to protect the animals from diseases and restore desert bighorn sheep populations to the Beehive State.
The yearslong legal standoff between the federal government and conservation groups continued this week over a Trump-era policy that allows the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to kill dozens of grizzly bears outside of Yellowstone National Park.
Steve Gorman, Reuters | Posted July 11 - 8:03 a.m.
A wildfire threatening some of the world's oldest giant sequoia trees in California's Yosemite National Park expanded five-fold over the weekend as smoke prompted air quality alerts throughout the park and obscured views of its famed scenery.
Officials say part of Yosemite National Park has been closed as a wildfire rages near a grove of California's famed giant sequoia trees. The fire tripled in size by Friday and forced park officials to close Mariposa Grove.
Matthew Brown and Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press | Posted July 7 - 12:16 p.m.
Flooding that devastated Yellowstone National Park last month have generated calls from weather experts for changes to the way the government issues weather forecasts as extreme weather becomes more frequent.
Confirming their worst fears for record-low lake levels, National Park Service fisheries biologists have discovered that a nonnative predator fish has made its way through Glen Canyon dam to the lower Colorado River, where it can prey on ancient native fish they have been working to reestablish.