Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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2 Utah waterbodies named new Blue Ribbon Fisheries

Lost Creek Reservoir and Kolob Reservoir were selected as the newest Blue Ribbon Fisheries during the Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19.

When you should report a wildlife sighting/encounter

Utah's growing population and expanding developments have increased the number of wildlife encounters across the state in recent years. However, not every encounter or animal sighting needs to be reported to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

DWR closes Timpanogos Wildlife Management Area after recent wildfire

After the recent Range Fire burned through much of the Timpanogos WMA, the Utah DWR closed the property Tuesday until further notice in an effort to avoid disturbance of the habitat restoration projects currently underway and to ensure public safety.

Tips to avoid deer/vehicle collisions after daylight saving time ends

While Utahns will gain an extra hour of sleep on Sunday due to daylight saving time ending, the time change also means that the evening commute for a lot of Utahns will be during lower-visibility hours, which can increase vehicle/wildlife collisions.

Part of Browns Park WMA to temporarily close in November due to swan project

A portion of Browns Park Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be closing for approximately four to six weeks in November and December so Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists can catch and GPS collar trumpeter swans during their annual fall migration.

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