WILDLIFE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WILDLIFE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Moose make a surprising move into Utah’s Range Creek http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198767-78/moose-utah-range-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198767-78/moose-utah-range-area.html.csp">Moose make a surprising move into Utah’s Range Creek</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="2014-07-21T11:49:47.911-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 11:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Visitors to Range Creek Canyon in the Book Cliffs typically head to the remote area to experience its treasure trove of archaeological sites — but they may also be spotting some surprising wildlife. Moose have shown up in the hot, arid and usually dusty canyon more commonly populated with desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, elk, pronghorn and black bear. Biologists and researchers say Utah’s moose have found ways to survive in atypical environments. “It is interesting they are in that area,” sa...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58198767@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:49:47 MDT Bear siblings captured, tagged, released at Tahoe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196239-68/bear-captured-released-nevada.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196239-68/bear-captured-released-nevada.html.csp">Bear siblings captured, tagged, released at Tahoe</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:28.692-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stateline, Nev. • Wildlife officials say they captured, tagged and released three 5-month-old bear cubs this week on Lake Tahoe’s south shore. Nevada Department of Wildlife officials say the two males and one female were caught in a trap Wednesday near Stateline, Nevada. A state biologist attached ear tags, tattooed the bears’ inner lips and gave them a microchip. Officials say the 19-year-old mother bear was reunited with her cubs once they awoke from being tranquilized. Black bear biologist ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581962392014-07-18T22:47:28.692-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T22:47:28.692-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196239@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:28 MDT Utah wolverine visit cited in move from endangered listing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58157684-78/wolverine-wildlife-utah-species.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58157684-78/wolverine-wildlife-utah-species.html.csp">Utah wolverine visit cited in move from endangered listing</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="2014-07-07T22:35:10.983-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Citing the recent confirmed sighting of a wolverine in Utah to support her decision, a federal wildlife official has told staff to work on withdrawing a proposal to protect the animal under the Endangered Species Act. Noreen Walsh, regional director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region, said the impact of climate change on the wolverine is unclear in a memo acquired by the Center for Biological Diversity. A wolverine’s visit to Utah’s Uinta Mountains last winter indi...</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> 58157684@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:35:10 MDT Letter: Slower population growth benefits all http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138670-82/future-population-wildlife-diminished.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138670-82/future-population-wildlife-diminished.html.csp">Letter: Slower population growth benefits all</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:31:01.264-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On July 11 people around the world will be taking part in World Population Day to raise awareness about population issues. But here in the United States, we don’t talk enough about the specific effects our exploding numbers have on wildlife, the planet and our own future. There are more than 7 billion people on the planet, and we’re adding 227,000 more each day. Every eight seconds another person is born in the United States. The toll on wildlife is devastating. Species are disappearing 1,000 to...</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> 58138670@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:31:01 MDT Are wolverines back in Utah? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58142331-78/wolverine-utah-species-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58142331-78/wolverine-utah-species-wildlife.html.csp">Are wolverines back in Utah?</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="2014-07-03T07:44:52.812-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The last time anyone saw one of these critters in Utah was 35 years ago when a roadkill carcass was found along U.S. Highway 40 east of Vernal. But last winter a motion-sensing camera, one of four rigged on the Uinta Mountains’ north slope, captured 27 images of a wolverine sniffing around an empty bait station, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR). The find, made in the Blacks Fork drainage in Summit County, was announced Wednesday, one month before the U.S. Fish and Wild...</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> 58142331@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:44:52 MDT Salt Lake City falcon Skye departs; watchers suffer empty nest syndrome http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58126939-78/lake-salt-nest-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58126939-78/lake-salt-nest-com.html.csp">Salt Lake City falcon Skye departs; watchers suffer empty nest syndrome</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T22:01:20.396-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 10:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Peregrine falcon Skye took her first flight early Saturday in downtown Salt Lake City, leaving an empty nest behind. The bird, one of three born this spring in a nest box on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, flew the coop at 5:47 a.m., the last of the youngsters to test its wings. The young falcon made it to the World Trade Center at City Creek (formerly called Eagle Gate Tower) at 60 E. South Temple, a little southeast of its home. The other falcons, Hunter and Ace, ventured out on Tuesday....</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> 58126939@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:01:20 MDT Oil, gas project OK’d on Nevada sage grouse land http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58098612-79/gas-oil-project-grouse.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58098612-79/gas-oil-project-grouse.html.csp">Oil, gas project OK’d on Nevada sage grouse land</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN GRIFFITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T18:42:01.703-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 06:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • Federal land managers have approved an oil and gas project involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in a portion of northeast Nevada identified by state wildlife officials as essential habitat for the imperiled greater sage grouse. The Bureau of Land Management signed a decision record earlier this month on Noble Energy Inc.’s proposal to conduct oil and gas exploration drilling around Tabor Flats near Wells in Elko County. The Houston-based company plans to drill a maximum of 2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580986122014-06-21T18:42:01.703-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-21T18:42:01.703-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58098612@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:42:01 MDT 5 entities in the running to get Yellowstone bison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58075909-68/bison-state-conservation-herd.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58075909-68/bison-state-conservation-herd.html.csp">5 entities in the running to get Yellowstone bison</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T21:57:46.146-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • Montana wildlife officials on Monday released a short list of five entities that could receive bison from Yellowstone National Park under an experimental program to establish new herds of the animals. The roughly 145 bison have been held in recent years on behalf of the state at a Bozeman-area ranch owned by philanthropist Ted Turner. They were captured from the park in 2005 and 2006, put into quarantine and tested repeatedly to make sure they don’t have the disease brucellosis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580759092014-06-16T21:57:46.146-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T21:57:46.146-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58075909@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:57:46 MDT Utah DWR makes short list for Yellowstone bison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58074171-78/bison-wildlife-entities-yellowstone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58074171-78/bison-wildlife-entities-yellowstone.html.csp">Utah DWR makes short list for Yellowstone bison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T10:35:01.904-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 10:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • Montana wildlife officials have come up with a short list of five entities that could receive bison from Yellowstone National Park under an experimental program to establish new herds of the animals. The roughly 145 bison have been held for the past several years on behalf of the state at a Bozeman-area ranch owned by philanthropist Ted Turner. They were captured from the park in 2005 and 2006, put into quarantine and tested repeatedly to make sure they don’t have the disease b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580741712014-06-16T10:35:01.904-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T10:35:01.904-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58074171@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:35:01 MDT Utah to auction part of Lake Canyon wildlife area http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57981174-78/amp-lake-canyon-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57981174-78/amp-lake-canyon-county.html.csp">Utah to auction part of Lake Canyon wildlife area</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="2014-06-11T23:05:53.359-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 11:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The state of Utah owns nearly half a million acres it manages as safe havens for big game, birds and fish. But with some counties concerned about a dearth of privately held — and taxable — property, the Division of Wildlife Resources is selling pieces of wildlife management areas, including 1,070 acres in Duchesne County. On June 25 the state will auction some of its holdings in Lake Canyon, a scenic canyon off the Strawberry River that the division acquired in 2001 to support brood populations ...</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> 57981174@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:05:53 MDT Utah will open its first crow hunt this fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58033587-78/utah-crows-wildlife-hunt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58033587-78/utah-crows-wildlife-hunt.html.csp">Utah will open its first crow hunt this fall</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="2014-06-05T22:49:41.849-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Apparently scarecrows are not enough to keep Utah’s growing population of American crows from partaking of the state’s famous fruit and other crops. By a vote of 3-2, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a proposal Thursday to establish the first crow hunt, despite concerns raised by people who packed its meeting and opposed creating a hunt “just for the sake of killing.” The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) offered several reasons for the proposal, including that it will create a new hun...</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> 58033587@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:49:41 MDT California condor may have hatched in Zion National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58027835-78/condors-park-lead-condor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58027835-78/condors-park-lead-condor.html.csp">California condor may have hatched in Zion National Park</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="2014-06-04T23:04:45.778-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Zion National Park receives millions of visitors each year, but a recent arrival is drawing attention in wildlife conservation circles. Wildlife officials are a little reluctant to count the chick before they can see it, but they are reporting that a California condor has likely hatched in Utah’s most visited national park. The announcement is based on the earlier courtship and more recent feeding behavior of a pair of condors in a remote canyon in the park. “This is a significant milestone in...</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> 58027835@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:04:45 MDT Recreation: Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58024005-223/fishing-fish-utah-free.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58024005-223/fishing-fish-utah-free.html.csp">Recreation: Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Utah</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="2014-06-04T22:18:04.312-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is time for all those cheapskate, once-a-year anglers to dig their gear out of the garage, contemplate changing the 12-year-old line on the reel — but not actually doing so — and then make their way to the crowded banks for a chance to catch “free” fish. There is a better way than waiting for the annual Free Fishing Day each June (this Saturday): buy a license and change that line. Fishing is great in Utah throughout the year, not just in early June. Free Fishing Day, however, also provides a...</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> 58024005@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:18:04 MDT