May Wild Uutah Project Insider Scoop

Lots going on this spring at Wild Utah Project!

Volunteers attend our in-class training last week at Hogle Zoo for this summer's central Wasatch amphibian "Bio-Blitz".  See our (brand new!) website for summer citizen science opportunities!

Volunteers attend our in-class training last week at Hogle Zoo for this summer's central Wasatch amphibian "Bio-Blitz".  See our (brand new!) website for summer citizen science opportunities!

Upcoming presentation by Yellowstone to Uintas Connection!

You are invited to a presentation sponsored by our partners Western Wildlife Conservancy and the "Wasatch Front Packtivists" this coming Thursday, May 11, 7:00pm at the Salt Lake City Main Library, Room B (downstairs). Jason Christensen, Director of the Yellowstone to Uintas Connection, will update us on Y2UConn's work to protect and restore this unique and irreplaceable wildlife corridor in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming that connects the Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Uinta Wilderness and Southern Rockies. This corridor, and its proper management and conservation, is vital to the prospects of wolves, lynx and wolverine returning to Utah from points north. Facebook event link HERE. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

NOT TO MISS FREE SCREENING OF "BORN TO RE-WILD" MAY 17

Join us, 7:00 05/17 in the Main Auditorium at the SLC Main Library (210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City) for a public showing of “Born to Rewild.”  In this documentary, we follow John Davis as he treks 5000 miles in 8 months from Mexico to Canada to bring awareness to the importance of connected wildlife corridors along the spine of the continent.TrekWest adventurer John Davis believes, if we learn to work together now, we can save what we love, AND benefit wide-ranging wildlife.  Introduction by Stacy Bare, Director, Sierra Club Outdoors. Panel Discussion to follow film, featuring John Davis himself!  VIEW TRAILER!
 

Next week kicks off our Citizen Science field season - in Sheeprocks!

We are excited for our first multi-day Citizen Science trip next week in the Sheeprock mountains, where we, with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and our volunteers, will be performing "pre Beaver Dam Analogue" (basically human-made beaver dams, to be built this summer) stream and riparian health assessments.  We will come back out later in the season (and next year with another Citizen science team) to document whether the new BDA's help bring up the water table and repair the incised and entrenched Vernon Creek.  Also, BDA's are an important precursor for the real thing - beavers! Once beavers are back in the Sheeprocks one day, they can maintain the new Beaver Dam Analogues. Watch for updates of next week's Citizen science trip on Facebook, Instagram (#wildutahproject), and Allison's new Twitter acct (@allisonjoneswup)!

 

Thank you again for supporting the Wild Utah Project
and all of our work on behalf of wildlife and wildlands
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