Environment

Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains

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SALT LAKE CITY — Plant protection groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying mountain...

Environment

Northern Utah under mandatory action as air quality worsens

A thick inversion is settling over Northern Utah valleys and residents are under mandatory action from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, which is forecasting continued action for the next several days.


Environment

Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains

SALT LAKE CITY — Plant protection groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying mountain goats released in the La Sal Mountains in southeast Utah are damaging rare species of plants. The Grand Canyon Trust, based in Denver, and Utah Native Plant Society this week filed a claim in the U.S....


Government

Utah's Clean Air Caucus unveils 15 pending bills and appropriation requests

SALT LAKE CITY — A bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled 15 bills and several funding requests, which if taken as a package, could collectively help clean up Utah’s air. “We have made tremendous progress in air quality in the last two years. Our air has improved, we’ve...


Environment

Ogden declares Feb. 7-14 as Idle-free Week to combat air pollution

Wondering what you can do to fight air pollution in northern Utah? It’s as easy as turning your car key.


Environment

No-burn in effect Thursday, expected to extend to Friday for northern Utah

Mandatory air quality actions are in effect Thursday and expected to go into Friday.


Government

Contract reached to resolve high-stakes Ogden Valley water fight

A new 88-page contract among Powder Mountain owner Summit and several water agencies details several actions Summit must take to accommodate residents lower on the mountain. At the peak of animosity, several residents posted “Summit Sucks Water” signs in their yards and pastures to warn...


Environment

Seeing more deer this winter in Utah? Last several winters may be to blame

Snow amounts and previous winters with low precipitation affect mountain wildlife, which is why you might have noticed more deer in residential areas.


Recreation

Column: There's more to be caught than fish when angling alone

Fly fishing solo has its drawbacks, but there’s a reason so many fishermen cherish the solitude of the sport. 


Environment

Invasive plants taking a toll on nation’s forests, including those in Utah

Among other problems caused by invasive species, the plants can displace native wildlife and make the ecosystem less diverse, experts say.


Environment

Conservationists howl for Mexican wolf protection in Utah

Conservationists are enraged at Utah officials’ efforts to keep endangered Mexican wolves out of the Four Corners area, and they’re gathering at the state capitol steps Thursday at noon to protest. The animals are a subspecies of gray wolves and were nearly entirely wiped out by pre-...


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