wildlife management

Environment & Public Lands
9:32 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Citizen Scientists Sought to Track Kestrels

Hawkwatch's Shawn Hawks cleans out a nesting box to make it ready for a new kestrel family.
Credit Judy Fahys

    

Biologists worry about the kestrel’s decline. So a Utah nonprofit is looking for citizen scientists to help understand the reasons behind the bird’s downward trend.

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Environment & Public Lands
4:46 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Agency Seeks Public Comment on Refuge Drilling

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to hear from the public on its plans to allow two companies to drill and operate energy wells in the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge. This is a view of the Green River at the refuge.
Credit Jaclyn Kircher / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    

Two energy companies are seeking permission to drill in the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Utah. The federal agency reviewing the proposal is now ready to hear from the public.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been working for two years with the companies behind the drilling plans. Thurston Energy and Ultra Resources plan a total of 11 wells in their separate projects. The Uinta Basin already has over 10,000 oil and gas wells, so the new ones might not seem like much. But the wildlife refuge exists to safeguard wildlife and its habitat.

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Environment & Public Lands
3:45 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Utah Wildlife Managers Support Proposal to Remove Gray Wolf from Endangered Species List

Gray Wolf
Gary Kramer/USFWS

After several decades of recovery efforts the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list.

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