Outdoors & Recreation

A herd of some 80 elk found solace at a golf course in Salt Lake City. The elk returned to the golf...
Brooke Williams and Debbie Worthen

Elk herd returns to SLC golf course after multiple relocation attempts

A large herd of elk returned to the Salt Lake Country Club golf course a week after being relocated to Parleys Canyon.
2 days ago
The Northern Lights were visible in Tooele, Utah at approximately 1 a.m. Friday morning. (Denys Rem...
Brooke Williams

How to see the northern lights, sighted recently in Utah skies

People have reported seeing the northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, from Norther Utah in recent days.
4 days ago
A DPS helicopter near a hanger....
Dan Rascon

Dozens of life-saving rescues in one week by Department of Public Safety

A record number of life saving rescues in one week for two chopper crews with the Utah Department of Public Safety.
7 days ago
Elk running in a golf course....
Alex Cabrero and Carter Williams

‘It went exceptionally well’: I-80 reopens as wintering elk return to Parleys Canyon

A large elk herd that found refuge in a Salt Lake City golf course this winter is back home in Parleys Canyon.
10 days ago
FILE: (National Park Service)...
Eliza Pace

Zion National Park on flood watch through Thursday

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Zion National Park Tuesday due to heavy rains and increased runoff.
15 days ago
deer stand neear a road...
Alex Cabrero

Harsh winter pushes wildlife to Utah roads with over 1,000 killed this year

Utah drivers are seeing a lot of big game animals right now.
20 days ago
The on-leash order sign at Tanner Park (KSLTV/Jack Grim)...
Alex Cabrero

On-leash order placed for Tanner Park due to visiting elk herd

Tanner Park is on an on-leash order for dogs due to the visiting elk herd occupying the area, causing safety concerns for pets.
25 days ago
PAGE, AZ - MARCH 21:  Rare and endangered California condors roost on a ledge in Marble Gorge, east...
Michael Houck

Zion National Park closes portions of climbing routes for bird nesting season

Starting Wednesday, some climbing routes in Zion National Park will close to let birds nest without being disturbed.
28 days ago
Derek Tillotson...
Karah Brackin

Utah’s outdoor recreation industry featured at state Capitol

The Utah Division of Outdoor Recreation along with local outdoor organizations and brands set up at the Capitol as part of Outdoor Recreation Day on the Hill.
2 months ago
An undated photo of shed mule deer antlers found in Utah. State wildlife officials on Tuesday annou...
Carter Williams

Utah bans ‘shed hunting’ through April as deer struggle through winter

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials on Tuesday announced a "statewide emergency closure" of shed hunting on all private and public lands in the state beginning immediately and lasting through the end of April.
2 months ago
Participants in the Discover Winter program getting ready to hit the slopes. (KSL-TV's Mark Less)...
Shelby Lofton

Utah ski industry works to bring diversity to the slopes through ‘Discover Winter’ program

A Utah ski and snowboarding group wants to bring more diversity to the sports by giving minority communities a chance to hit the slopes.
2 months ago
The cutout portion of the wall. (Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining)...
Michael Houck

Vandals cut out wall from a Utah historic mining site

State officials and volunteers repaired a historic building after vandals allegedly cut out part of its wall. 
2 months ago
The large herd of about 60 elk near the mouth of Parley's Canyon on Thursday. (Utah Department of W...
Michael Houck

DWR officials warn of migrating elk entering Salt Lake City

A migrating herd of approximately 60 elk is causing problems for residents and drivers near the mouth of Parley's Canyon.
2 months ago
Scott Hoover, a skijoring champion, goes through an obstacle course behind Jade the horse, and Marq...
Jed Boal

Unique cowboy and skiing sport on display in Heber City

If you’re looking for a wild, action-packed event for your family this weekend that combines Utah’s cowboy culture and its ski culture, head up to Heber City. 
2 months ago
Deer feeding...
Mike Anderson

Emergency feeding will help deer survive this year’s Utah winter

A heavy snow year is making it tough for some wildlife to find food in Utah. It’s especially important following what was a very dry summer last year.
2 months ago
The separated cow moose on the Pine View trail. (Courtesy: Mason Taylor)...
Michael Houck

Separated moose and calf, closes trail in American Fork canyon

A separated cow moose and her calf caused officials to close off an American Fork canyon trail since the moose was endangering the public Saturday afternoon. 
2 months ago
Rachael Gross says she lives in fear of going outside, thanks to her neighbor, a wild turkey, who s...
Kirsten Mitchell

‘This turkey has literally taken over our life’: Wild turkey terrorizing neighbors in Minnesota

Neighbors in a Coon Rapids mobile home park are battling with a bird. They say the lone turkey appeared in their park around Thanksgiving of 2021 and hasn't left since, becoming more aggressive as the months go on.
2 months ago
Avalanche conditions improve near Logan...
Cary Schwanitz and Alex Cabrero

Stable snowpack, low avalanche danger create great backcountry skiing conditions

Avalanche conditions across the state are in the low category below 8,000 feet in elevation. There are no high or extreme warnings anywhere in the state.
2 months ago
Truck in marsh with sunset...
Brooke Williams

DWR seeking information on illegally killed game in Beaver County

Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are searching for information regarding two illegally killed game in Beaver County last year, offering a potential reward.
2 months ago
The elks roaming the streets of Salt Lake City. (Salt Lake City Police Department)...
Michael Houck

Bull elks relocated after being spotted in Salt Lake City

Wildlife officials have relocated two bull elks that were seen wandering the neighborhood near Liberty Park over the weekend. 
2 months ago
Zion National Park...
Forrest Brown, CNN

National Parks waive entrance fees for MLK holiday, 4 other days

The US National Park Service is back with its offer of five days a year when the entrance fees are waived at every site under its domain in the country.
2 months ago
Snow depth doubled in 30 days...
Jed Boal

Researcher: Snow depth doubles in 30 days at some sites

The snow keeps piling up quickly in Utah’s mountains, delivering the kind of water that communities need to climb out of the extended drought.  
3 months ago
Geese carcasses...
Cary Schwanitz

DWR confirms contagious avian flu cases in 4 more Utah counties

The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources said it had confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in birds in four additional counties.
3 months ago
The round table conference including Devin Logan, Olympic Medalist, Catherine Raney-Norman, Salt La...
Jed Boal

Can climate change affect Utah’s chance for Winter Games return?

The Outdoor Retailer Show hosted a roundtable discussion today on climate and sustainability, and how those issues will impact the potential for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic games again.  
3 months ago

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