Wildlife Archive

Wolverine Makes Rare Appearance in Utah

An animal never-before-photographed in the state has shown up in camera trap shots taken by the Utah DWR. The agency’s cameras caught

Wildlife Service Drafts New Protection Plan for Utah Beardtongue Flowers

(KCPW News) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a deal in place meant to protect two species of desert flowers native

State Gov’t Officials Advocate for Public Lands Transfer

(KCPW News) Last week, Utah legislators hosted a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands,” with representatives from many Western states.

New Living Planet Aquarium Opens in Draper

(KCPW News) After a few months of setbacks, the new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper opened its doors to the public

Utah Rep. Hopes to Amend Endangered Species Act

(KCPW News) U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart has introduced a bill that would tweak how animals and plants are protected under the Endangered

Invasive Mussels At Lake Powell Threaten Utah Waters

(KCPW News) An invasive species of mussels that is flourishing in Utah’s Lake Powell could cause extensive damage in the state, and

Lobbyist to Utah Legislature: Plan for EPA Legal Fights

(KCPW News) A lobbyist for Utah energy interests has recommended that the state defend itself from the Sage-Grouse. To explain that proposal,

Environmental and Community Groups Object to Highway Proposal

(KCPW News) A coalition of environmental and community organizations are asking the Utah Department of Transportation to reevaluate their proposal for the

Goal of New DWR Director: Get Youth Involved

Earlier this week Greg Sheehan, a twenty-year veteran of the Utah Departments of Natural Resources and Wildlife Resources, was named the new

Governor Appoints Sheehan as New DWR Director

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has a new leader. Governor Gary Herbert announced today the appointment of Greg Sheehan as

A Conversation with Utah’s Outgoing Wildlife Director

Come December, Jim Karpowitz will walk away from the only job he’s known for more than three decades – managing Utah’s wildlife.

Leaders to Decide Best Jordan River Management Principles

A group of community leaders from across the state will meet over the next several months to discuss the best methods of

Wildfire Could Help or Hinder State’s Wildlife

Count the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources among the government agencies keeping a close eye on wildfires burning across the state.

Are Wolves Living in Utah County?

On Sunday, Division of Wildlife Resources personnel spotted what appeared to be four wolves while performing coyote control from a helicopter in