Faith Heaton Jolley

Tania Knauer

Springtime in the Rockies means migration of humans camping, hiking, and recreating in national forest service lands. It's also a time when wildlife is highly vulnerable and weakened from the winter season.


The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is issuing advice to help humans coexist with wild animals as they move through the late winter and early spring conditions.

There are some hunts currently underway for upland game and waterfowl. But hunters are beginning to prepare for general season hunts for larger animals using firearms and not just a bow and arrow.


Faith Heaton Jolley is with Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources. She said even people who have been hunting their whole life should read state mandated guide books because they offer important information about laws including weapon types and how to tag animals. 

On today's Local News Hour:

(07:16) - Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Director Mike Luers and long-time board member Jan Wilking have details on the opening of new treatment plant at Silver Creek.

(21:25) - Park City Council member Steve Joyce has a recap from yesterday's meeting.

(43:33) - Division of Wildlife Resources Communications Director Faith Heaton Jolley has details about the annual hunting season that opens this weekend.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 06:24) Faith Heaton Jolley with the Division of Wildlife Resources talks with KPCW about managing the spread of Quagga mussels in Utah’s water systems and how to be safe when interacting with wildlife.

( 14:31) Park City Council Member Max Doilney has a recap from the council meeting last night.

(  29:46) KPCW bids farewell to Reporter David Boyle who is leaving to pursue new opportunities in his journalism career.

Jennifer Kimball Bailey

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources stocked 20 species of fish in Utah’s waterways. The 2019 count came to more than 10 million.

Stocking fish in Utah has been a practice done throughout the state for more than 100 years. DWR Public Information Officer, Faith Heaton Jolley says it’s partly to make it more fun to fish by having healthy populations. It’s also a conservation management tool for native species.

Division of Wildlife Resources Public Information Officer Faith Heaton Jolley talks about ice fishing and the 10 million fish stocked in Utah’s waterways in 2019. Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter gives a wrap up of 2019 and look ahead at 2020. Summit County Public Works Director Derrick Radke talks about snowplowing, safe practices and scheduling challenges during snow events.


Bear and human interaction have been more frequent than normal this past year. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently issued a notice letting people know that even though they are hibernating right now, people in the back country should still be bear aware.

DWR experts  talk about bear biology and what outdoor recreationists should know about human and bear contact.

New Fishing Experience For Utah Anglers

May 3, 2019
Utah Division Of Wildlife Resources

What’s biting on Utah’s lakes and rivers this spring? What does the hatch look like on the Weber? What water ways have recently been stocked? The nearly 7000 anglers living in Wasatch and Summit Counties have a new tool that’s been designed to help them find a favorite fishing spot. They can go on to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources newly designed website and see data, details and descriptions before they head out fishing.