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The Division of Wildlife Resources will hold its annual cutthroat trout viewing event from 9 a.m. to noon at the U.S. Forest Service visitor center. The visitor center is just off U.S. Highway 40 on the northwest side of the reservoir.

Go hiking on the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway in Utah and find adventure at every turn. If you?re looking for a challenge, gear up to bag Nebo Summit?the highest peak in the Wasatch Mountains at 11,928 feet.

The 2012 Utah Big Game Field Regulations summarizes the laws and rules that govern big game hunting in Utah. The guidebook is designed to be a convenient quick-reference document for big game hunting regulations. You can use the references in the guidebook to search for the detailed statute or rule that underpins the guidebook summary.

Before Free Fishing Day, the DWR will place extra fish in waters across the state. Most of those fish will be placed in lakes and reservoirs, so lakes and reservoirs might be good places to fish on June 2.

You are invited to attend the Utah Lake Festival scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 10:00am - 2:00pm, at the Utah Lake State Park. The festival is free and will offer those attending a chance to enjoy the lake, learn about its many recreational opportunities and educate attendees about the lake's ecosystem.

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) received a 2012 National Award in Excellence for Research at the National Earthquake Conference. The award recognizes the significant contributions to earthquake research and risk reduction made by three Utah Earthquake Working Groups convened under the auspices of the UGS in cooperation with the Utah Seismic Safety Commission and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Both boat ramps are open with boat docks availale. FULL SERVICE CAMPGROUNDS ARE 0PEN FOR THE SEASON.

The study begins in June on Monroe Mountain in south-central Utah. If you'd like to help with the study, you can?biologists and university researchers need volunteers.

Anis Aoude, big game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the number of permits dropped slightly because some of the 30 units will be managed for a higher buck-to-doe ratio than biologists have managed them for in the past.

Bring the family for our first ever Baby Animal Days celebration! Meet lambs, kids, llamas, rabbits, chicks, ducklings, piglets all being raised by local 4-H members. There will be crafts to make yourself and others to buy, sheep shearing demonstrations, horseback rides, a putting green, climbing wall and miniature train rides.

We encourage people with disabilities to take advantage of Utah's natural resources. the DWR has many licensing opportunities specifically tailored to meet the needs of citizens with disabilities.

You can shoot bows & arrows and firearms for free at two public shooting ranges in May. If you don't have your own equipment, or know much about shooting, no problem?free instruction will be provided each day.

Awareness/safety video about illegal marijuana cultivation on National Forests in Colorado.

Many golfers agree that Palisade State Park Golf Course is one of Utah's best-kept golf secrets. Hidden in the geographic center of Utah, Palisade is a beautiful 18-hole mountain course with towering trees, stunning vistas of the surrounding Sanpete County, and breathtaking views of Palisade Reservoir.

Great Salt Lake State Marina offers spectacular views of sunsets over the Great Salt Lake, a search and rescue operations center, and provides marina access for sailors, sculling enthusiasts, other boaters, and bird watchers.

2012 Zion Wilderness Guide

Fri, 20 Apr 2012

More than 40,000 people receive permits to visit the Zion Wilderness each year. Traveling into the wilderness, even on short trips,can be challenging and risky and requires careful planning before you begin.

ROCKIN? is aimed at youth and their accompanying parents or legal guardians who haven?t had the opportunity to participate in the outdoor activities Utah State Parks offer. T

This is the event that Cache Valley has been waiting for. The Hyrum State Park Fishing Classic. We will be releasing 300 tagged Rainbow Trout into Hyrum reservoir.

One of the country's best trout fishing waters could be ice free within the next week or two. Scott Root, regional conservation outreach manager for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says many of the shoreline areas at Strawberry Reservoir have open water. On April 12, the open water extended at least 100 yards from the shore to the edge of the ice.

Whirling disease was found in the northeastern region of the state. Please make sure you clean, dry and sterilize waders, livewells and other fishing gear before venturing to another water.

Green River State Park golf course is a golf oasis on the banks of the Green River, with the Book Cliffs towering in the distance. The elevated tees and greens add character to a leisurely round of golf.

White-tailed prairie dogs that live in Coyote Basin in northeastern Utah and Utah prairie dogs are fully protected?you can't shoot them. On April 1, 2012, all of the other prairie dogs in Utah will join that protected list for a short period of time.

This year, Utah will offer harvest-objective (quota) hunts on three units. Starting on March 15, you can obtain a harvest-objective permit from license agents, Division offices and Dowload the entire guidebook.

Archeological excavations at the site have revealed more than 100 structures and have produced thousands of artifacts, some of which are on display in the museum.

2012 Utah Bike Summit

Thu, 22 Mar 2012

May 4 will be the Fourth Annual Utah Bike Summit, the summit brings together Utah's top bicycle and trail advocates, representatives from our bike industries, cycling event promoters, city planners, representatives from Utah?s tourism industry, local and state government officials.

The Utah Legislature passed two predator-related bills in 2012. The first bill, Predator Control Funding (Senate Bill 87), adds a $5 fee to all Utah big game hunting permits.

On March 5, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources caught and released a 21 -pound Northern pike in the shallows at Yuba.

During the weekends of March 30?31 and April 13?14, DWR biologists will take small groups of people to see Gunnison sage-grouse strut on leks (breeding grounds) east of Monticello.

With recent warmer temperatures, anglers are looking forward to hitting the open water for that magical, early spring fishing when fish are hungry and more active.

Are you passionate about western rivers and enjoy being outside in remote red-rock canyons? Then please join BLM for a restoration revegetation day on the banks of the Dolores River!

The DWR has made substantial progress in the state?s fight against invasive mussels. Since 2008, mussel test results have ranged from ?inconclusive? to ?infested? at only eight Utah waterbodies. All of the other waterbodies remain unaffected.

Over the past year and a half, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has been investigating reports of possible wolves in a remote area east of Springville. Biologists have used trail cameras, paw-print measurements and other methods to attempt to determine if wolves were in the area.

The western United States is home to North America?s largest native grouse, the greater sagegrouse. As its name implies, this bird depends upon sagebrush. Its nesting sites, daily diet and breeding behaviors?nearly all aspects of its life?are heavily intertwined with sagebrush habitat.

Two Salt Lake County residents appeared in Third District Court on February 24, 2012, for sentencing in connection with a July 2010 poaching incident. One individual pleaded guilty to a single count of Wanton Destruction of Protected Wildlife.

2012 History Camp for Kids

Mon, 05 Mar 2012

History camp is a fun-filled educational experience about how soldiers lived during the Utah and Civil Wars ? at home, in the camp and on the battlefield ? and how the Wars changed lives. Camps are held June through August.

Grab your riding gear, your friends and your camera, and create your own off-highway vehicle safety video. You, your teacher, and your school could each win up to $1,500 in cash and gift certificates! *No taxpayer money is used for prizes.

On Feb. 15, Zane Nielsen of Pleasant Grove pulled a new catch-and-release record tiger trout through a hole in the ice at Scofield. Before releasing the behemoth, Nielsen measured the fish at 27 inches. Zane didn't have a scale in his tackle box, but he says the fish probably weighed between 8 and 9 pounds.

Excitement, grace and drama filled the air as over 1,000 wild tundra swans winged their way to Rainbow Pond. We sat still in reverence, not wanting to miss a single move or sound.

ast week?after a day of fishing at Scofield Reservoir in central Utah?an excited Trent Peery dropped by the Division of Wildlife Resources' office in Springville. A resident of Santaquin, Peery stopped by the office to ask fisheries biologists to measure a gigantic tiger trout he caught earlier that day.

Before you apply for a general deer hunting permit, make sure to visit the Prepare for the 2012 deer hunt Web page. The Web page has information that will help you decide which of Utah's 30 new deer hunting units to apply for.

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