REFUGE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REFUGE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) SLC says pain worth the gain in Miller Park’s restoration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211711-78/park-lake-phase-east.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211711-78/park-lake-phase-east.html.csp">SLC says pain worth the gain in Miller Park’s restoration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:25:30.422-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The owls are screeching in Salt Lake City’s east-side Miller Park Bird Refuge — and so are the backhoes. After months of consulting and clashing with neighbors and the Great Salt Lake Audubon over restoration plans for the park straddling Red Butte Creek, the city has begun work on a project that will thin out non-native trees, fortify stream banks and improve trails. But city officials have taken note of the discord and have amended their plan. Crews will remove fewer trees in the short term i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211711@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:25:30 MDT Op-ed: Refuge on Red Butte Creek getting help it needs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215798-82/park-native-tree-yalecrest.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215798-82/park-native-tree-yalecrest.html.csp">Op-ed: Refuge on Red Butte Creek getting help it needs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lynn kennard Pershing</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.684-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Almost 80 years ago (1935), Yalecrest resident Minnie W. Miller, president of the Miller and Viele realty/livestock firm and owner of the famed Thousand Springs Farm in Idaho, donated two acres which, along with city property and property acquired from the Herrick Construction Co., established the Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park in memory of her late husband, Lee Charles Miller, an influential leader in Utah and Idaho livestock and farm mortgage lender industry. The Miller Bird Refuge and Nat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215798@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT Outdoors: One day, 200 miles, three Great Salt Lake refuges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58057162-223/refuge-lake-salt-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58057162-223/refuge-lake-salt-center.html.csp">Outdoors: One day, 200 miles, three Great Salt Lake refuges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T07:33:56.819-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On a single day, it is possible to drive less than 200 miles to experience summer on three distinctly different wildlife refuges on the eastern edge of the Great Salt Lake. The one obvious thing Farmington Bay, the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve and the Bear River Migratory Bird refuge share in abundance is birds. Lots of birds. In late June and early July, young birds are starting to hatch. According to literature from Bear River, ducklings can be seen feeding in the shallows with hens, wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58057162@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:33:56 MDT Pelicans’ northerly nesting grounds shrinking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126753-68/lake-pelicans-island-nesting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126753-68/lake-pelicans-island-nesting.html.csp">Pelicans’ northerly nesting grounds shrinking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMES MacPHERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T11:16:15.428-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bismarck, N.D. • Rising lake levels are swallowing American white pelicans’ nesting grounds at a guano-rich island in central North Dakota known as North America’s largest refuge for the big-billed birds, federal wildlife officials said. About 30,000 pelicans returned to 4,385-acre Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge this year to find water had gobbled several acres of their main nesting island, creating increasingly cramped conditions for the giant birds, among the largest in North America. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58126753@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:16:15 MDT