Utah Division of Wildlife Resources http://kuer.org en Invasive Mussels Exposed at Lake Powell http://kuer.org/post/invasive-mussels-exposed-lake-powell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Low water levels in Lake Powell have revealed a much bigger problem with quagga mussels than was previously believed.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Dan Bammes 42689 at http://kuer.org Invasive Mussels Exposed at Lake Powell West Nile Virus Found in Dead Bald Eagles http://kuer.org/post/west-nile-virus-found-dead-bald-eagles <p>The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has confirmed that the deaths of several bald eagles in the state were caused by West Nile Virus.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:03:32 +0000 Brian Grimmett 40236 at http://kuer.org West Nile Virus Found in Dead Bald Eagles Least Chub Gets New Home http://kuer.org/post/least-chub-gets-new-home <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The least chub is a little minnow, only about two inches long.&nbsp; The six remaining wild populations are found only in springs and creeks in western Utah, and about 15-thousand of them have found a new home.&nbsp; The <a href="http://wildlife.utah.gov/">Utah Division of Wildlife Resources</a> stocked a spring system on a private ranch in Fairfield, west of Utah Lake.&nbsp; Mark Grover, a biologist with the Division, says the fish were raised in a state hatchery, but they come from a dwindling population at Mona Springs in Juab County.</p Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:59:21 +0000 Dan Bammes 38495 at http://kuer.org Least Chub Gets New Home Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Proposed as Threatened Species http://kuer.org/post/western-yellow-billed-cuckoo-proposed-threatened-species <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A bird that spends only a few months in Utah each year could potentially change the way riverbank habitats are managed if it’s listed as a threatened species. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Western yellow-billed cuckoo lives along river banks in heavy vegetation beneath stands of cottonwood trees.&nbsp; That riparian habitat is disappearing in the West, and that’s why the <a href="http://www.fws.gov/sacramento/outreach/Public-Advisories/WesternYellow-BilledCuckoo/outreach_PA_Western-Yellow-Billed-Cuckoo.htm">U.S. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:11:58 +0000 Dan Bammes 37113 at http://kuer.org Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Proposed as Threatened Species Fish Deaths in Provo River a Mystery http://kuer.org/post/fish-deaths-provo-river-mystery <p>More than 300 dead fish were found yesterday in a stretch of the Provo River near Paul Ream Wilderness Park in northwest Provo.&nbsp; Most were brown trout, but there were a few whitefish and other species.&nbsp; Biologist Chris Crockett with the Division of Wildlife Resources says they don’t know what killed them.&nbsp; It’s possible the hot weather depleted oxygen in the water, but they’re also trying to find out if there was some kind of toxic spill.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:11:11 +0000 Dan Bammes 32902 at http://kuer.org Fish Deaths in Provo River a Mystery Black Bear Killed in High Uinta Great Salt Lake Council Boy Scout Camp http://kuer.org/post/black-bear-killed-high-uinta-great-salt-lake-council-boy-scout-camp <p>A confrontation last night between Boy Scout Camp leaders and a bear in the Uinta Mountains ended with a dead bear and possible charges being filed against a camp leader. It happened at the Hinckley Scout Ranch along the East Fork of the Bear River near the Utah-Wyoming border.&nbsp; Jodie Anderson with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says they tried to trap a bear reported in the area earlier in the week. They got a call from the camp that a bear had been shot after camp leaders tried to chase a bear from the top of a table while it was eating something.</p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:03:31 +0000 Bob Nelson 32337 at http://kuer.org Black Bear Killed in High Uinta Great Salt Lake Council Boy Scout Camp Utah Wildlife Managers Support Proposal to Remove Gray Wolf from Endangered Species List http://kuer.org/post/utah-wildlife-managers-support-proposal-remove-gray-wolf-endangered-species-list <p>After several decades of recovery efforts the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is <a href="http://www.fws.gov/graywolfrecovery062013.html" target="_blank">proposing to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list</a>.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:45:38 +0000 Brian Grimmett 30570 at http://kuer.org Utah Wildlife Managers Support Proposal to Remove Gray Wolf from Endangered Species List Migrating Birds Crash at Dugway http://kuer.org/post/migrating-birds-crash-dugway <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of migrating birds crash-landed at Utah’s </span>Dugway<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Proving Ground overnight, apparently mistaking a parking lot in a snowstorm for water.&nbsp; Al Vogel, a public affairs specialist with the U.S. Army, says these are eared grebes, a species that can’t take off from land.&nbsp; Vogel says the Army’s own wildlife specialists and the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources are working to rescue the birds that survived.</span></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:29:11 +0000 Dan Bammes 27822 at http://kuer.org Migrating Birds Crash at Dugway