WILDLIFE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WILDLIFE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Judge reinstates protections for Wyoming wolves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58447678-68/wyoming-wolves-state-wolf.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58447678-68/wyoming-wolves-state-wolf.html.csp">Judge reinstates protections for Wyoming wolves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BEN NEARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T20:32:01.829-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 08:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cheyenne, Wyo. • Wyoming wolves are back under federal projection after a ruling Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Tuesday rejected a Wyoming wolf-management plan that had declared wolves unprotected predators that could be shot on sight in most of the state. Her ruling sided with national environmental groups that had argued Wyoming’s management plan afforded insufficient protection for wolves. “We’re thrilled that protections for Wyoming’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584476782014-09-23T20:32:01.829-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T20:32:01.829-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58447678@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:32:01 MDT Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58445960-68/wyoming-wolves-israeli-wolf.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58445960-68/wyoming-wolves-israeli-wolf.html.csp">Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T19:56:05.477-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 07:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cheyenne, Wyo. • Wyoming wolves are back under federal projection after a ruling Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Tuesday rejected a Wyoming wolf-management plan that had declared wolves unprotected predators that could be shot on sight in most of the state. Her ruling sided with national environmental groups that had argued Wyoming’s management plan afforded insufficient protection for wolves. “We’re thrilled that protections for Wyoming’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584459602014-09-23T19:56:05.477-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T19:56:05.477-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58445960@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:56:05 MDT Cougar released back into the wild after SLC adventure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58440957-78/cougar-wildlife-division-east.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58440957-78/cougar-wildlife-division-east.html.csp">Cougar released back into the wild after SLC adventure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T22:47:41.206-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 2-year-old cougar was back in the wild by mid-day Monday, perhaps a bit groggy but none the worse for its weekend game of cat-and-cop in east Salt Lake City. The 75-to-80-pound feline was first reported by alarmed residents about 3 p.m. Sunday. Police officers were dispatched to the area of Foothill Drive (2400 East) and Kensington Avenue (1500 South) and attempted to follow the animal without success. It was several hours more before the cougar was spotted again, along nearby Wasatch Drive. ...</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> 58440957@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:47:41 MDT Yosemite solving its bear problem by educating the animals — and visitors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58436349-223/bears-bear-park-yosemite.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58436349-223/bears-bear-park-yosemite.html.csp">Yosemite solving its bear problem by educating the animals — and visitors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul Rogers</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> San Jose Mercury News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T22:15:50.298-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 10:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Yosemite National Park, Calif. • It wasn’t that long ago that a trip to see Yosemite’s spectacular granite cliffs and splendid waterfalls was a descent into bear mayhem. In 1997, black bears broke into more than 600 cars in the park, searching for human food as they tore open the doors of Toyotas and Hondas, smashing minivan windows with their paws. The ursine marauders wandered into tents, overturned garbage cans and, on rare occasions, injured tourists. “You’d drive your car to the park and t...</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> 58436349@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:15:50 MDT Mountain lion caught near homes in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58440040-78/animal-lake-salt-dispatchers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58440040-78/animal-lake-salt-dispatchers.html.csp">Mountain lion caught near homes in Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By David Self Newlin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T07:17:43.562-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 07:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City Police were busy chasing a mountain lion seen wandering near homes and even in residents’ backyards Sunday night. The animal was first spotted around 2:50 p.m., according to dispatchers. Police were following the animal, but lost the trail a short time later. It turned up again around 6:40 p.m. in the area near Foothill Dr. and Kensington Ave. Dispatchers said a wildlife official was on scene with a tranquilizer gun hoping to subdue the animal, which they eventually did on near...</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> 58440040@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:17:43 MDT Gardening: Kindness to wildlife can pay off in the garden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416071-223/wildlife-garden-hartung-deer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416071-223/wildlife-garden-hartung-deer.html.csp">Gardening: Kindness to wildlife can pay off in the garden</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEAN FOSDICK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T20:36:02.824-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 08:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Competition and conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. The critters just as quickly carried them away. But coexisting with wildlife in farm fields or gardens can be a winning proposition if you’re willing to alter your habitat. Even nuisance animals can become plant partners with a little planning. “You can steer your way around a lot of the usual wildlife-property owner confrontations,” said Robert Pierce, an extension fisher...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584160712014-09-16T20:36:02.824-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T20:36:02.824-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416071@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:36:02 MDT Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416593-68/bear-stewart-body-research.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416593-68/bear-stewart-body-research.html.csp">Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brett Prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T10:07:46.41-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Officials from Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department confirmed late Monday that a 31-year-old Utah man had been killed by a bear. The body of Adam Thomas Stewart, 31, was found adjacent to two deer carcasses that bears had been feeding on in Bridger-Teton National Forest. A release from the Wyoming wildlife agency said Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan “indicated the pathologist’s preliminary report stated the individual suffered blunt force trauma from a probable bear bite.” Evidence collected at...</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> 58416593@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:07:46 MDT Federal proposal to protect wolverines withdrawn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58289362-78/wildlife-wolverine-decision-wolverines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58289362-78/wildlife-wolverine-decision-wolverines.html.csp">Federal proposal to protect wolverines withdrawn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T21:09:49.513-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Climate change may be impacting wolverines in North America, but federal officials have decided that’s not enough to warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), announced Tuesday that his agency was withdrawing its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species. But he added the agency is not ignoring the real threat of climate change to North American wildlife. “We consider climate change among the most significa...</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> 58289362@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:09:49 MDT Op-ed: Watch for violators during misguided crow hunt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374390-82/wildlife-crows-hunt-crow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374390-82/wildlife-crows-hunt-crow.html.csp">Op-ed: Watch for violators during misguided crow hunt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Schmidt</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T17:48:01.609-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 05:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ethical hunters and wildlife watchers are the first line of defense in protecting Utah’s wildlife from poaching and other wildlife-related crimes. Our hard-working conservation officers can’t be everywhere, so it is up to us to be their eyes and ears. As wildlife is a public resource, people who violate fish and game laws steal from the rest of us. The Utah Wildlife Board has approved the state’s first American crow hunt. I disagree with the members of the Utah Wildlife Board who voted for this ...</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> 58374390@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:48:01 MDT Trib Talk: Tainted water, wildlife and air quality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58335516-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58335516-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-wildlife.html.csp">Trib Talk: Tainted water, wildlife and air quality</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T13:53:41.773-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 01:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Contaminated wastewater from oil and gas mining along the Colorado border is flowing into evaporation ponds in Utah, endangering wildlife and releasing toxic chemicals into the air. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Division of Air Quality director Bryce Bird and former Grand County Commissioner Chris Baird, now of the Canyonlands Watershed Council, join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about why the Grand County violations went unregulated for years and how widespread the environmental issues could...</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> 58335516@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:53:41 MDT Commentary: A raw deal for one of the Rockies’ fiercest citizens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314513-82/wolverines-species-scientists-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314513-82/wolverines-species-scientists-service.html.csp">Commentary: A raw deal for one of the Rockies’ fiercest citizens</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SHAYE WOLF</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:10:02.145-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fierce, cunning and built for survival on unforgiving mountain landscapes, wolverines can rip apart frozen carcasses and have been known to chase away grizzlies. But wolverines are caught up in a fight even they may not walk away from. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week overruled the recommendations of its own scientists and withdrew a proposal to protect them under the Endangered Species Act. The decision stands to have tragic consequences for one of the rarest mammals in the lower 48...</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> 58314513@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:10:02 MDT Utah’s least chub no longer considered for protection http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335613-78/species-chub-utah-least.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335613-78/species-chub-utah-least.html.csp">Utah’s least chub no longer considered for protection</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T09:20:35.779-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An updated conservation plan for the least chub — and the reconsideration of a proposal to take key groundwater from southwestern Utah — have led federal officials to reverse a decision to include the fish on the Endangered Species List. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that it removed the least chub, found only in Utah in six populations, from the Candidate Species List. Federal and Utah officials applauded the announcement, though others remained concerned. “This was 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> 58335613@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:20:35 MDT Study: Elephants will become extinct if death rate continues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310501-68/elephants-africa-deaths-elephant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310501-68/elephants-africa-deaths-elephant.html.csp">Study: Elephants will become extinct if death rate continues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON STRAZIUSO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T18:08:02.291-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 06:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nairobi, Kenya • Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found. Warnings about massive elephant slaughters have been ringing for years, but Monday’s study is the first to scientifically quantify the number of deaths across the continent by measuring deaths in one closely monit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583105012014-08-18T18:08:02.291-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T18:08:02.291-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310501@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:08:02 MDT Solar plants are scorching, killing birds in mid-air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58309350-68/birds-solar-plant-california.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58309350-68/birds-solar-plant-california.html.csp">Solar plants are scorching, killing birds in mid-air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN LOCHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:34:42.079-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ivanpah Dry Lake, Calif. • Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one “streamer” every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator’s application to build a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583093502014-08-18T13:34:42.079-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T13:34:42.079-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309350@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:34:42 MDT Editorial: Wolverine decision a victory for good science http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58298142-82/wolverine-decision-species-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58298142-82/wolverine-decision-species-wildlife.html.csp">Editorial: Wolverine decision a victory for good science</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:28:06.146-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent decision to withdraw its proposal to list the wolverine as an endangered species indicates two things. First, it shows the federal agency can listen to state biologists. Second, it shows that to call an animal endangered, one must know more about how close to extinction the species may be. To the first point, Fish and Wildlife’s decision came after a key meeting of state wildlife biologists in Salt Lake City last fall. At the meeting, the Western Asso...</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> 58298142@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:28:06 MDT Feds reverse course on protections for wolverines http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58288519-68/climate-wolverines-protections-species.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58288519-68/climate-wolverines-protections-species.html.csp">Feds reverse course on protections for wolverines</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW BROWN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T13:19:46.358-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 01:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species. Wolverines, or “mountain devils,” need deep snows to den. But while there is broad consensus that climate change will make the world warmer, drilling down to determine what that means for individual species remains difficult. U.S. Fish and Wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582885192014-08-12T13:19:46.358-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T13:19:46.358-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288519@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:19:46 MDT Conservation commitments keep desert flowers off endangered list http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263550-78/fish-wildlife-species-conservation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263550-78/fish-wildlife-species-conservation.html.csp">Conservation commitments keep desert flowers off endangered list</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T14:02:07.153-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 02:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you want to see some of Utah’s most colorful species of desert wildflowers, you have to look in exactly the same places as those hoping to mine oil shale — near black ledges where kerogen-bearing rock outcrops in the Uinta Basin. Because of this overlap of habitat and valuable mineral deposits, Graham’s and White River beardtongue have long been considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. But on Tuesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it was withdrawing its pet...</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> 58263550@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:02:07 MDT Cinder, the bear cub burned in wildfire, flown to care center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263135-68/cub-care-center-burned.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263135-68/cub-care-center-burned.html.csp">Cinder, the bear cub burned in wildfire, flown to care center</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T10:17:31.205-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wenatchee, Wash. • A badly burned black bear cub that hobbled up the right driveway has been rescued and flown by a volunteer pilot to a wildlife care center in California. Steve Love lives in north-central Washington’s Methow Valley, where the Carlton Complex of wildfires has scorched nearly 400 square miles since mid-July. When the 37-pound cub took shelter under his horse trailer late last week, he put out a bowl of water and tossed it some apricots from his tree. The next day, a state Fish a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582631352014-08-05T10:17:31.205-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T10:17:31.205-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263135@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:17:31 MDT Grand Canyon investigating squirrel-kicking video http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260630-68/canyon-video-grand-squirrel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260630-68/canyon-video-grand-squirrel.html.csp">Grand Canyon investigating squirrel-kicking video</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FELICIA FONSECA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T21:56:38.109-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • Authorities are looking into a viral Internet video that shows a man kicking a squirrel off what appears to be the edge of the Grand Canyon. But park officials say the chances of finding the man are slim. “Right now they are working on it,” park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski said Monday. “They realize that it’s been seen by a lot of people and that there’s some sensitivity to treatment of wildlife.” The short video posted on YouTube shows a shirtless, barefoot man in shor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582606302014-08-04T21:56:38.109-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T21:56:38.109-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260630@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:56:38 MDT Letter: End wildlife’s dependence on hunting licenses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246514-82/hunting-utah-wildlife-board.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246514-82/hunting-utah-wildlife-board.html.csp">Letter: End wildlife’s dependence on hunting licenses</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T08:35:02.54-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 08:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I attended the Utah Wildlife Board meeting this week, which confirmed that a sport hunt for crows will soon occur in our state. One of the board members told the audience that, actually, the best way to conserve and properly manage any species in Utah is to initiate a hunting season for it. This will ensure an adequate funding stream (though hunter licenses) so the species and its habitat will be a priority for conservation and management. Historically, the majority of funding for western gam...</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> 58246514@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:35:02 MDT