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Relocating commotion-causing beavers

Many Utahns have experience with beavers. Unfortunately, much of that experience is less than desirable: beavers plugging up culverts, chewing down trees and flooding parking lots.

The paths of pelicans

In 2014, the DWR began efforts to place transmitters on American white pelicans. This was the culmination of ongoing cooperative efforts between numerous partners, including U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, the DNR's Endangered Species Mitigation Fund, the Salt Lake International Airport and the Tracy Aviary Conservation Science Fund.

Utah's famous desert hole-digger

Deseret tortoise

The Division of Wildlife Resources's Desert Tortoise Adoption Program exists so that families and individuals can adopt captive desert tortoises, allowing legal possession of an extremely special, protected species.

Catch-and-kill orders for northern pike in Utah Lake

June sucker

There's a new predator in town — a fish so powerful, it could spell doom for many of the species that currently inhabit Utah Lake. The predator I am referring to is the northern pike.

Fishing adventures and cutthroat conservation

Slam coin

The Utah Cutthroat Slam has generated a lot of excitement for anglers since its 2016 introduction. The Slam challenges anglers to catch four different subspecies of native cutthroat trout within the state in designated waters of these trout.

Transforming desert landscapes

Most Utah stream and trout anglers seek to satisfy their fishing itch on summer weekends by driving to some picturesque little mountain lake or stream shaded by large conifers and aspen. Or perhaps you are utilizing one of Utah's several popular large tailwater trout fisheries.

Extreme fish stocking

So, then I had to figure out exactly how to get the fish down to the stream. I asked a few co-workers with horses whether they would be able to help, but none of them had time during that part of the year.

Elk hit. Elk down.

Wow. Holy smokes. I was almost having an out-of-body experience. I couldn’t quite understand this as I walked up to this huge and beautiful creature. To be able to hike around the same places the elk frequent and learn so much about them and their environment was an amazing experience. I love the mountains.

The cougar that got away

She showed us that no matter how powerful the dogs' sense of smell, no matter how experienced the tracker, no matter the technology, this was her home ground.

What to expect when boating at Lake Powell

For centuries, the notion of a stowaway has been almost universally disliked. It's changed the way we secure maritime vessels and airports.

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