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Farmington creates waterfowl park

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:31pm

FARMINGTON -- City leaders plan to create a 421-acre wildlife and waterfowl refuge park to protect a stretch of Great Salt Lake shoreline property from future development.

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Bird preservation groups want war on feral cats on public lands

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 5:38pm

Cats look so cute batting at a piece of string, or pouncing on a ball of yarn. But a lot of people don't think cats are cute when they're batting, or pouncing on, a bird -- especially one of an endangered species.Almost 200 conservation organizations from across the country have joined a campaign urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to adopt...

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Mountain lion spotted near Sandy elementary school

The Associated Press
Mar 25 2014 - 1:31pm

SANDY -- Students and staff at a Sandy elementary school are allowed to leave the building again after a mountain lion was spotted near the school Tuesday morning.

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Officials may kill invasive Virgin River species

The Associated Press
Mar 17 2014 - 10:05am

ST. GEORGE -- Arizona and Utah wildlife officials are considering a plan to kill off an invasive fish species in an effort to protect another fish in the Virgin River.

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VIDEO: Thousands of Tundra Swans Fill Bear River Refuge

Benjamin Zack
Mar 14 2014 - 12:47pm

Every year, tens of thousands of tundra swans stop over in Northern Utah on their migration to nesting grounds in the Arctic. Read more about it and see photos in Sunday's Standard-Examiner.

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Ravenous wild turkeys overrunning Box Elder and Cache towns

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 14 2014 - 7:19am

MANTUA -- It's gotten a little quiet out there. Too quiet.The influx of wild turkeys in this town seems to have dissipated in recent days from the flock that numbered as many as 50 thronging bird feeders and hay stacks this winter. Warmer temperatures have apparently eased their need. Plus people have stopped filling their bird feeders here...

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Bear River refuge may start spraying herbicides from the air

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 10 2014 - 6:06pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- Spraying herbicides from the air on phragmites is being proposed by the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge for the first time.The refuge has about 3,000 acres of the tall growing perennial grass that is a threat to the local shore land ecosystem.

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Remote camera captures Mountain Lion kittens feeding

The Associated Press
Feb 27 2014 - 12:38pm

EDITORS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT -- Photos released by the National Park Service shows pictures taken from a remote camera in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that recently captured photos of a mountain lion identified as P-13 and her 10-month-old kittens, P-28 and P-30, feeding on a kill in Malibu Creek State Park, Calif. The...

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Farmington creates waterfowl park

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:31pm

FARMINGTON -- City leaders plan to create a 421-acre wildlife and waterfowl refuge park to protect a stretch of Great Salt Lake shoreline property from future development.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 6:31pm


Bird preservation groups want war on feral cats on public lands

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 5:38pm

Cats look so cute batting at a piece of string, or pouncing on a ball of yarn. But a lot of people don't think cats are cute when they're batting, or pouncing on, a bird -- especially one of an endangered species.Almost 200 conservation organizations from across the country have joined a campaign urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to adopt...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 28 2014 - 12:08pm


Mountain lion spotted near Sandy elementary school

The Associated Press
Mar 25 2014 - 1:31pm

SANDY -- Students and staff at a Sandy elementary school are allowed to leave the building again after a mountain lion was spotted near the school Tuesday morning.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 25 2014 - 1:31pm

VIDEO: Thousands of Tundra Swans Fill Bear River Refuge

Benjamin Zack
Mar 14 2014 - 12:47pm

Every year, tens of thousands of tundra swans stop over in Northern Utah on their migration to nesting grounds in the Arctic. Read more about it and see photos in Sunday's Standard-Examiner.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 14 2014 - 12:47pm


VIDEO: Coyotes on ice

Dylan Brown
Feb 7 2014 - 5:45pm

Coyotes explored the ice of the Great Salt Lake near Antelope Island Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2014.

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VIDEO: Layton fourth-graders get visit from some wild ‘guests’

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 4 2014 - 6:02pm

LAYTON - The new Utah Core Education standards have fourth-graders learning about wildlife and their adaptations.So students throughout the Davis School District have been receiving special visits from the Division of Wildlife Resources this year, along with some special "guests," depending on who is in a cooperative mood.

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VIDEO: Raw Video: Polar Bear Cub opens eyes for first time

The Associated Press
Jan 16 2014 - 12:06pm

Tiny polar bear twin cubs born in Munich, Germany are making good progress in early stages of development. The cubs were born at the Hellabrunn Zoo on December 9th.

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VIDEO: Bighorn sheep captured for transfer from Antelope Island

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 7 2014 - 6:08pm

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK -- At first, Dave didn't seem very pleased to be stuck in a trailer. The mature bighorn sheep slammed his thick, curled horns into the side of the metal enclosure, creating a loud banging sound that rang out across the open field.He soon calmed down, however, and grudgingly accepted his new surroundings. After...

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VIDEO: Squirrel kidnapped to Wisconsin on the mend in Ogden

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 27 2013 - 1:53pm

OGDEN -- A squirrel that became an unwitting passenger on a thousand-mile road trip has been returned to its home turf in Utah.About two months ago, a trucker at a rest stop on Interstate 80 near the Utah-Wyoming border lured a Uinta Ground Squirrel into a box and drove the furry critter to Wisconsin, where he gave the squirrel to a family living...

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VIDEO: 49 bighorn sheep in Nevada transplanted to Utah

The Associated Press
Nov 7 2013 - 5:46pm

LAS VEGAS -- Forty-nine bighorn sheep have been moved from Nevada to Utah under a joint effort by wildlife officials in the two states.

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State issues violation notice to Chevron for Willard Bay spill

A "French" filter cleans out any potential desiel fuel from water before it reaches Willard Bay, Wednesday April 10, 2013. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2013 - 12:19pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Division of Water Quality issued a Notice of Violation and Compliance Order to Chevron Pipeline Company as a result of the diesel fuel spill near Willard Bay on March 18.The state is asking Chevron to provide a report on cleanup activities and its response plan for the pipeline rupture that leaked approximately 21,000...

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GALLERY: Bighorn Sheep Moved From Antelope Island

Utah Department of of Wildlife Resources employees and volunteers from Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife weigh a bighorn sheep on Antelope Island on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. State wildlife officials are capturing and moving 30 sheep from the island to form a new herd in Central Utah. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Jan 7 2014 - 6:15pm

Wildlife officials capture and move bighorn sheep from Antelope Island in order to control the population and establish a new herd in Central Utah. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack

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GALLERY: Pheasants Released Before Start of Hunting Season

Mason Asay, center, releases a pheasant at Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area under the watch of Randy Berger, right, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Berger, the wetland manager, released over 300 pheasants the day before the start of hunting season. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Nov 1 2013 - 11:22pm

Picture gallery from the release of over 300 pheasants at Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area in Box Elder County on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack

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GALLERY: Antelope Island Bison Roundup

Over 300 riders on horseback took part in the annual Antelope Island Bison Roundup on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Around 700 bison were moved to corrals on the north side of the island where they are managed for individual and herd health. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Oct 25 2013 - 6:55pm

Photo gallery from the Antelope Island Bison Roundup on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack

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VIDEO: Thousands of Tundra Swans Fill Bear River Refuge

Benjamin Zack
Mar 14 2014 - 12:47pm

Every year, tens of thousands of tundra swans stop over in Northern Utah on their migration to nesting grounds in the Arctic. Read more about it and see photos in Sunday's Standard-Examiner.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 14 2014 - 12:47pm


VIDEO: Coyotes on ice

Dylan Brown
Feb 7 2014 - 5:45pm

Coyotes explored the ice of the Great Salt Lake near Antelope Island Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 7 2014 - 5:45pm


VIDEO: Layton fourth-graders get visit from some wild ‘guests’

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 4 2014 - 6:02pm

LAYTON - The new Utah Core Education standards have fourth-graders learning about wildlife and their adaptations.So students throughout the Davis School District have been receiving special visits from the Division of Wildlife Resources this year, along with some special "guests," depending on who is in a cooperative mood.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 6 2014 - 6:09pm


VIDEO: Raw Video: Polar Bear Cub opens eyes for first time

The Associated Press
Jan 16 2014 - 12:06pm

Tiny polar bear twin cubs born in Munich, Germany are making good progress in early stages of development. The cubs were born at the Hellabrunn Zoo on December 9th.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 16 2014 - 12:09pm


GALLERY: Bighorn Sheep Moved From Antelope Island

Utah Department of of Wildlife Resources employees and volunteers from Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife weigh a bighorn sheep on Antelope Island on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. State wildlife officials are capturing and moving 30 sheep from the island to form a new herd in Central Utah. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Jan 7 2014 - 6:15pm

Wildlife officials capture and move bighorn sheep from Antelope Island in order to control the population and establish a new herd in Central Utah. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 7 2014 - 6:28pm


VIDEO: Bighorn sheep captured for transfer from Antelope Island

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 7 2014 - 6:08pm

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK -- At first, Dave didn't seem very pleased to be stuck in a trailer. The mature bighorn sheep slammed his thick, curled horns into the side of the metal enclosure, creating a loud banging sound that rang out across the open field.He soon calmed down, however, and grudgingly accepted his new surroundings. After...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 8 2014 - 3:49pm


VIDEO: Squirrel kidnapped to Wisconsin on the mend in Ogden

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 27 2013 - 1:53pm

OGDEN -- A squirrel that became an unwitting passenger on a thousand-mile road trip has been returned to its home turf in Utah.About two months ago, a trucker at a rest stop on Interstate 80 near the Utah-Wyoming border lured a Uinta Ground Squirrel into a box and drove the furry critter to Wisconsin, where he gave the squirrel to a family living...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Nov 29 2013 - 5:39pm


VIDEO: 49 bighorn sheep in Nevada transplanted to Utah

The Associated Press
Nov 7 2013 - 5:46pm

LAS VEGAS -- Forty-nine bighorn sheep have been moved from Nevada to Utah under a joint effort by wildlife officials in the two states.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Nov 7 2013 - 8:02pm


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