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2008-10-13 09:00:25

By Associated Press Federal wildlife officials are re-examining the status of six threatened or endangered species in Utah. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is reviewing the species to see whether they need more protection or less. Included in the review is the June sucker, which is known to live only in Utah Lake and its tributaries. About $39 million has been spent trying to save the fish, which is classified as endangered. The status of several plants in Utah will also be...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

By Associated Press Federal wildlife officials are re-examining the status of six threatened or endangered species in Utah. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is reviewing the species to see whether they need more protection or less. Included in the review is the June sucker, which is known to live only in Utah Lake and its tributaries. About $39 million has been spent trying to save the fish, which is classified as endangered. The status of several plants in Utah will also be...

2008-09-18 09:10:00

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The June suckers' days are numbered in Utah Lake, but other species that the state wants to foster, including the sage grouse, are on the rebound, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Reed Harris, director of the department's recovery programs, gave an update to Utah lawmakers in a committee meeting Wednesday. He told them about eradication projects and how the Endangered Species Mitigation Fund is being used in Utah. For the 2008 fiscal year,...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

By Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News PROVO -- The Utah Lake Commission has been polling the public and hammering out rough plans for the Utah Lake Master Plan for months, but Wednesday it got serious. It was coloring time. Commission members, aided by several local government leaders, rolled out maps, snapped open their markers and visually brainstormed ways to improve Utah Lake. "We've come up with visions for Utah Lake's future," said Reed Price, executive director of the Utah Lake...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

By Donald W. Meyers, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 27--PROVO -- While there is worldwide demand for carp, commercial fishermen would likely need a financial incentive to harvest the fish from Utah Lake, a water official said Thursday. Michael D. Mills, June Sucker recovery program coordinator for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, delivered that message Thursday to the Utah Lake Commission. He said the state likely would have to offer a subsidy to get people to come and remove the...


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