Utah State University

On This Green Earth, Nell and Chris speak with Dr. Mark Chynoweth, an assistant professor of Wildland Resources for Utah State University. Chynoweth specializes in carnivore ecology.

In Park City, predator sightings seem to be increasing. It isn’t uncommon to see coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions in residential areas. Chynoweth will address the human-wildlife conflict and how we can safely co-exist with these large predators.

Today on This Green Earth, Nell and Chris first speak with Joseph Wilson, an assistant professor of biology at Utah State University, about native bees.  Studies show that there are over a 1,000 species of bees just within the state of Utah (!), many inhabiting the sensitive landscapes of our southern canyons and deserts. He is also the co-author of The Bees in your Backyard.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources / UDWR

A Prospector neighborhood resident saw an animal trapper while out on the Rail Trail this week and expressed concern over Park City Municipal’s plans to trap and euthanize at least two beavers with lodges in Poison Creek. Due to a handful of animal welfare activists and state agencies, the beaver will not be euthanized but rather relocated to a designated wilderness area in the San Rafael region of south central Utah.

Utah State University

The Mountain Towns 2030 conference, hosted by Park City Municipal and the Park City Community Foundation, kicked off Wednesday with a sobering message about the effects of climate change. 

County council member Glenn Wright says he's looking into the notion of a satellite campus locally for Utah State University. Rick Brough has more:

Moose in Iron Canyon -Dave Cushing

Seeing Moose in this part of the Wasatch Back is common.  Spotting moose on the trails is one thing but in Park City, they’re often seen wandering up Swede Alley or grazing in the round-about on Deer Valley Drive.  Some of Utah’s wildlife experts are keeping watch on the moose that inhabit the region from Parley’s Canyon to Duchesne.  

Cool Science Radio - August 28, 2014

Aug 28, 2014

On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, co-hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Dr. Erik Syrstad of the Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University. He joined the show to talk about his new invention - an Imaging Dispersive Energy Analyzer - and what it can be used for. Dr. David Belnap from the University Of Utah then joined the show to talk about his work with viruses at the Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory.

Mountain Money - July 21 2014

Jul 21, 2014

Larry and Doug began this episode of Mountain Money with a conversation on toxic work environments with Dr. Merideth Ferguson, an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Utah State University. The show wrapped up on a much lighter note with John Keahey, author of Hidden Tuscany: Discovering Art, Culture, And Memories in a Well-Known Region's Unknown Places.

The Swaner EcoCenter is hosting a special musical program, called "Guitar Ensembles" this Sunday at 4 p.m. Rick Brough has more.

Dr. Spencer Wood from Utah State University will speak at the Swaner EcoCenter Wednesday evening about the Natural Capital Project – how non-scientists can use scientific data to make relevant decisions about the natural environment around them. Lynn Ware Peek has more.