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Outdoors & Adventure

Coronavirus, Coronavirus Utah, Latest News, Outdoors & Adventure

Utah Ski Resorts Plan For Winter Season With Pandemic In Mind

PARK CITY, Utah – Skiers are counting the days until the greatest snow on earth returns to Utah ski areas, and the resorts are making plans to reopen during the pandemic. Resorts, residents and skiers can expect to see changes. “It’s been very vibrant this summer … a good vibrant,” said Park City resident Zach Taylor. “I think because people want to get out and get away. Right?” Taylor said the summer was busy because so many people needed to get outside as COVID-19 kept people at home for much of the spring. He thinks people will continue traveling to places like Park City into the winter.Ski season is on! It’s going to look a bit different… I’ll explain some changes on @KSL5TV . — Morgan Wolfe (@MorganWolfeKSL) August 27, 2020Jessica Miller from Park Cit...
Local News, Outdoors & Adventure

Information Wanted On Bull Moose Poached In Rich County

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are asking the public for any information on a bull moose that was poached in Rich County. A news release said someone reported a dead moose near Bug Lake in Rich County on July 30. Responding officers found the small moose about 10 yards off the road.Our officers are asking for the public's help in gathering information about a bull moose that was illegally killed in #RichCounty last month. Give tips by calling the UTiP Hotline at 800-662-3337 or by making a report online. Learn more: #Poaching — UtahDWR (@UtahDWR) August 17, 2020A necropsy determined the moose was shot with a broadhead arrow approximately between July 26 and 28,...
Air Quality, Keep Utah Green, Local News, Outdoors & Adventure, Utah's Environment

Simple Steps You Can Take to Improve Utah Air Quality and Protect Your Health

PROVO, Utah – Many Utahns are familiar with the winter inversion that traps cold air and pollution in the air making it hard to breathe but not as many know about the summer ozone season which can be just as dangerous on hot days. There are simple ways Utahns can improve air quality every day to make a difference. Summer Ozone Season Chris Wiltsie and his family love to ride bikes. His 4-year-old daughter enjoys the thrill of going fast down Provo Canyon. “She’s just yelling to me to go faster, right? Because she’s just loving it and the wind is just blowing past us,” he described. It’s more than just a past time for the Wiltsie family. “I’ve been able to travel throughout the state just using FrontRunner and my bicycle,” he said. For Wiltsie, it’s been his primary...
Local News, Outdoors & Adventure, Wildfires

DWR Closes Wildlife Areas To Target Shooting Due To Fire Threat

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has closed 17 wildlife management areas temporarily to target shooting because of severe fire danger across central and northern Utah. A DWR news release said a fire started last week at the Richmond Wildlife Management Area as people shot at a metal target. That fire burned two acres. In mid-July, a bullet ricochet caused the Big Hollow Fire near Heber City that burned 438 acres in the Wallsburg WMA.As of Aug. 5, Utah Fire Info reported people have started 712 wildfires in Utah. That is far more than the 379 fires reported at this time last year and 510 fires over the same period in 2018, according to Utah Fire Info. Also, 28 of this year’s wildfires started because of target shooting at a cost of nea...
National News, Outdoors & Adventure, Politics

Trump Signs $3 Billion-A-Year Plan To Boost Conservation, Parks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress. “There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect,” Trump said about the 26th president, who created many national parks, forests and monuments to preserve the nation’s natural resources. Supporters say the Great American Outdoors Act is the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century. Opponents counter that the money isn’t enough to cover the estimated $20 billion maintenance backlog on federally owned lands. The law requires full, mandato...
Local News, Outdoors & Adventure

60 Citations Issued, 15K Boats Inspected For Invasive Quagga Mussels

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Boaters kept law enforcement and inspectors from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources busy over Pioneer Day weekend as they searched for watercraft carrying the invasive quagga mussel. Citations were issued to 60 people and more than 15,000 boats were inspected over the three-day weekend. Most of the citations were for failing to stop at inspection stations, according to a DWR news release. Others were cited for failing to follow other state rules put in place to control the spread of the mussels. In addition, 367 boats and other craft were decontaminated with hot water. Crews clean vessels at a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources decontamination station. (Utah DWR) The release said the total number of citations is up for 2020 despite the C...