You can help ensure Utah's wildlife future
The DWR needs you as our partner in Utah wildlife and habitat conservation efforts. Here are several ways to help assure a future for Utah's wildlife:
1. Participate in a volunteer program.
- General Volunteer (e.g., Great Salt Lake Bird Surveys, neotropical bird counts, etc.)
- Dedicated Hunter participant
- Hunter Education instructor
- Community fishing programs — Teach a kid to fish.
- Project WILD instructor — (This is for school teacher training only) On occasion we do offer training for non-teachers who want to present Project Wild information to youth outside of the school system.
- Interested? Contact one of our offices for information.
2. Contribute to the cost of wildlife species and habitat conservation.
- Pursue hunting and fishing opportunities via the purchase of licenses.
- Purchase a Wildlife License Plate (i.e., elk, cutthroat trout, blue heron)
- Contribute to nongame wildlife conservation via the income tax checkoff program:
- Nongame bird program
- Utah Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Strategy
- Riparian bird monitoring
- Riparian management handbook
- Sensitive species inventory and monitoring
- Endangered and threatened animals of Utah
- Training for professional biologists and the public
- Utah State Tax check-off funds also provide some financial support of Native Aquatic Species Conservation programs
3. Participate in the policy decision making process by attending RAC or Wildlife Board meetings or communicating with member representatives, expressing your position and/or interest in wildlife management issues to the particular DWR program staff.
Find out more about strategic planning at the DWR.
We encourage all Utahns to voice their opinions regarding wildlife management policy formulation.
If you have an idea that will assist the DWR foster public support wildlife and habitat conservation, please contact Mr. Dana Dolsen, Wildlife Planning Manager DanaDolsen@utah.gov.
Are you interested in wildlife, but don't hunt or fish?
Send us your comments & suggestions.
- Do you participate in watching wildlife as a recreational activity?
- Do you have an interest in wildlife but do not participate in wildlife recreation?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources wants to know how we can serve you better.
Please contact DWR Wildlife Planning Manager, Mr. Dana E. Dolsen at DanaDolsen@utah.gov.