Press Releases and Articles
Deseret News • February 24, 2011
PROVO — Some long-lost residents have returned to the Provo River thanks to efforts of Utah Wildlife in Need, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Brigham Young University.
KALL Radio Show • December 5, 2009
DWR starts Utah’s third confirmed otter population
The odds you’ll see a river otter in Utah just got better.
On Nov. 25, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources released a northern river otter into the Provo River between Jordanelle and Deer Creek reservoirs. (This stretch of the river is commonly referred to as the “middle Provo.”) The otter, a young adult female, is the first of as many as 10 to 15 otters the DWR hopes to place into the middle Provo River in the next few months. The otter released on Nov. 25 was trapped by DWR biologists on the Green River in northeastern Utah.
Salt Lake Tribune • November 25, 2009
by Brett Prettyman
Provo Daily Herald • November 25, 2009
by Caleb Warnock
After 100 years, Provo River is an otter river once again.
Native to the river, otter were eradicated by hunting more than a century ago. Now, they are back.
A new private wildlife group is paying for a three-year program which will allow state wildlife officials to bring otter back to their former home. The first otter, sleek and black and surprising large, was released into Provo River near Jordanelle Dam on Wednesday.
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