Environment & Public Lands
3:43 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Compromise Delays Stream Access Bills

Anglers gather on the steps of Utah's state capitol to rally for better access to streams
Dan Bammes

The battle over access to fishing streams in Utah probably won’t be resolved in this legislative session, but that was welcome news to anglers who brought the issue to the state capitol on Friday.

About 400 people who had gathered on the capitol steps cheered the news that the sponsor of House Bill 68 will hold on to his bill for now.  It would declare the state has met its obligations to keep streams open as a public trust.

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Environment & Public Lands
11:24 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Massive Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Set for High Uintas

Spirit Lake is the only lake in the Sheep Creek Drainage that is accessible by car and is the best known. There are nine lakes in all.
Ron Stewart

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is ready for the Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project in the high Uinta Mountains. The project is scheduled for a couple of weeks after Labor Day along a stretch of the Sheep Creek drainage above the ten thousand foot level. The Utah DWR will be using rotenone to kill all of the non-native fish on the eight and half mile stretch of the streams and lakes, including brook, rainbow and Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Regional aquatics manager for the division Trina Hedrick says they’ve been waiting a long time for the right conditions.

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