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Episode 17: The Fisheries Experiment Station

In this episode, DWR Fisheries Experiment Station Director Wade Cavender talks about the unique research and fish health certification work being done at the facility. (And no, despite the name, it does not include experiments creating new Frankenstein-esque fish.) This episode was originally recorded in October 2020.

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Episode 16: Pelican banding

In this episode, Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program Manager John Luft talks about one of Utah's largest birds — how they are unique, why they choose to nest along the Great Salt Lake, and how the DWR helps manage them. This episode was originally recorded in October 2020.

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Episode 15: Great Salt Lake gold

In this episode, DWR Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program Manager John Luft and DWR Conservation Officer Trevor Doman talk about the multi-million dollar industry on the Great Salt Lake that many people may not even be aware exists and how the DWR helps manage this unique resource. This episode was originally recorded in October 2020.

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Episode 14: Artificial beaver dams

In this episode, DWR Habitat Restoration Biologist Nicole Nielson and Trout Unlimited Project Manager Jordan Nielson explain the innovative and effective method of building artificial beaver dams to help restore river landscapes. This unique technique was actually conceptualized right here in Utah and decreases erosion, raises river levels and even improves water quality!

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Episode 13: Sky raptors

In this episode, DWR Avian Conservation Program Coordinator, Russell Norvell, talks all about some lesser-known wildlife in Utah: Birds of prey. Ranging from tiny flammulated owls to the large endangered California condors, these birds all have unique characteristics and play a large part in the ecosystem. You will also get a look at the unique sport of falconry — using raptors as a weapon in hunting upland game — as well as ways you can help these incredible birds.

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