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Agent no longer with BLM following Burning Man probe

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 16th - 1:14pm

A federal agent who had been scrutinized for his handling of rare evidence and his behavior at the counterculture Burning Man festival is no longer an employee of the Bureau of Land Management, authorities said Friday.

Strawberry Reservoir to host kokanee salmon viewing day Saturday

Brad Kerr, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Sep 14th - 11:31am

Kokanee salmon runs are beginning in multiple locations in Utah, and Strawberry Reservoir's Visitors Center is hosting a unique opportunity to see and learn about these landlocked salmon on Saturday, Sept. 16.

DWR turns to robotic deer to crack down on poaching

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 13th - 7:31pm

As the hunting season gets underway, state wildlife officials are once again turning to robotic deer to catch poachers in southern Utah.

Video shows precocious bobcat kitten on the prowl

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Sep 13th - 11:27am

Not all bobcat encounters are intense. In fact, some of them can be downright adorable, as evidenced by a YouTube video shot in northern Michigan.

Video shows bull moose sparring with a defenseless tire swing

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Sep 12th - 11:54am

When bull moose battle each other, serious injuries are not uncommon. Some encounters even result in fatalities. So what happens when a moose decides to tangle with a tire swing?

Study underscores need to 'bee' informed about species

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Sep 10th - 4:44pm

A new Utah State University study found the public near unanimously believes the bee is a critical species, but few know very much about them beyond the traditional honeybee and bumblebee. In the campaign to save pollinators, education is key.

DWR adds 3 new fish species to Scofield Reservoir

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 6th - 3:31pm

Anglers will soon have new fishing opportunities after state wildlife officials introduced three new fish species into Scofield Reservoir after nearly a year of public feedback.

Idaho's Craters of the Moon designated top stargazing site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 6th - 3:04pm

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in south-central Idaho has been designated an International Dark Sky Park due to its exceptional stargazing.

Video: 'Eclipse of the Century' from ground and air in 4K

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Sep 5th - 11:38am

Unique video of the 2017 solar eclipse from the ground and air.

National park icons threatened by wind-frenzied wildfires

Matt Volz and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 4th - 8:15pm

Winds wreaked havoc on wildfires that were threatening two crown jewels of the National Park Service on Monday, pushing the flames toward manmade and natural icons in and around Glacier and Yosemite national parks.

Bountiful Fire 100 percent contained, trail closures lifted

Jacob Klopfenstein  |  Posted   Sep 3rd - 1:15pm

A fire that started last week in Bountiful is now completely contained, and trail closures have been lifted in the area.

Volunteers help green Alta's Collins Gulch, Albion Basin

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted   Sep 2nd - 7:56pm

On a late summer riff on a bluebird day, more than 100 volunteers spent their Saturday morning planting evergreen seedlings to help build biodiversity at Alta Ski Area, a site once stripped nearly bare of trees by mining operations.

Sprint to the finish yields a new Appalachian Trail record

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 2nd - 5:03pm

A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile (3,524-kilometer) Appalachian Trail in record time after a sleepless, 37-hour sprint to the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin.

Review: 7 products for outdoor adventures

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 31st - 11:14am

Whether you’re planning an overnighter in your nearest canyon or an intense trek over boulders, it’s important to have the right gear. Here’s a look at seven products that might be a good fit for your next adventure.

Alcohol ban at Pineview, Causey Reservoirs working, deputies say

Michael Anderson  |  Posted   Aug 30th - 10:25pm

Weber County deputies are crediting a recently enacted alcohol ban at Pineview and Causey Reservoirs for a decrease in alcohol-related problems and an improvement in overall safety.

As Utah cougar population grows, more hunting permits proposed

Associated Press  |  Posted   Aug 30th - 4:45pm

Growing cougar populations in Utah have prompted the state's wildlife managers to recommend increasing the number of cougar hunting permits this fall to 579, up from 531 last year.

2 fun ways to fly fish a creek with a friend

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 30th - 1:16pm

Fly fishing a small stream or creek can be problematic with a buddy. By using the bandana technique or fly fishing baseball game technique, a couple of buddies can share the water without getting in each other's way.

Have You Seen This? Wolves are aggressively friendly

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 29th - 1:15pm

I do not suggest you try to cuddle up with wolves, but if you happen upon these two friendly guys, go ahead.

Think you can run up the face of a ski jump? Try the Red Bull 400 in Park City

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 29th - 11:28am

Ready for a running challenge? Try the Red Bull 400, which takes participants right up the face of an Olympic ski jump.

NPS seeks public comment on proposed Capitol Reef National Park fee increase

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Aug 28th - 7:01pm

Capitol Reef National Park is seeking public feedback as it explores the possibility of increasing its vehicle entrance fee an extra $5 for the second time in three years.