Niall Clancy

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steam rollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of the past. It reminds us of all that was once good and that could be again.”

Utah Book Publisher Has National Impact

May 8, 2019
Torrey House Press

Founded in 2010, Torrey House Press is an independent book publishing company in Salt Lake City making waves at the intersection of conservation and literature.

6. Women in Science

Apr 16, 2019
Encyclopedia Britannica

UPR's Ashley Rohde explores the underrepresentation issue of women in science. 

Justin Kilmer

Up in the mountains near Preston, Idaho and the Oneida Narrows of the Bear River, Professor Joe Wheaton of Utah State University and his students are working to restore a small stream called Station Creek.

5. Stream Restoration with Beavers

Apr 2, 2019
USU Restoration Consortium


3. The Endangered Species Act

Mar 12, 2019
James Marvin Phelps

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in the American West. This week, UPR's Niall Clancy explores the perceptions and realities of the ESA with the help of the University of Utah's Dr. Bob Keiter.

Hayley Glassic

Bear Lake, on the Idaho-Utah border, is sometimes referred to as the “Caribbean of the Rockies” due to its turquoise-blue waters. Locally famous for its Raspberry Festival, boating opportunities, and fishing, Bear Lake is also home to several species of fish found nowhere else in the world. In a recent study published in the journal Freshwater Biology, researchers from Utah State University have determined that falling water levels are negatively impacting these fishes.

2. Fishes of Bear Lake

Mar 4, 2019
NASA

This episode of Science Utah features stories from UPR's Riana Gayle and Niall Clancy. Tune in to  hear about northern Utah's Bear Lake, its fishes, and what's being done to conserve them.

1. Bee Ranchers

Feb 25, 2019

For Science Utah's inaugural podcast episode, reporters Ashley Rhode and Rachel Hager join producer Niall Clancy for a discussion about Utah's state insect.

Science Utah: UPR Announces New Podcast

Feb 25, 2019

Join us weekly for our new podcast - Science Utah! Each episode features stories and commentary by UPR's science reporters on subjects like bees, air quality, or even dog poop.

PacifiCorp

While most anglers are likely furloughing their outdoor activities until the warmer months, utility managers at the popular northern Utah fishing destination Cutler Reservoir are working to get permission to maintain operations.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What do grizzly bears, the Death Valley Pupfish, Desert Tortoises and Giant Kangaroo Rats have in common? If you’re playing endangered species bingo – you may be a winner! That’s right, all of those animals are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Utah Rabbit Numbers Are Down

Dec 20, 2018
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

According to Jason Robinson, Upland Game program coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, populations of three of Utah’s rabbit species will be down this year. Two species of cottontail rabbits, desert and mountain cottontails, are distributed statewide. Snowshoe hares have a more limited distribution—primarily in the Wasatch and Uintah Mountain ranges.

How Wildlife Biologists Are Trying to Save Christmas

Dec 14, 2018
Florian Graner

With Christmas Day fast approaching, Santa and his reindeer are making their final preparations to visit all well-behaved boys and girls. And while we’re sure Dasher, Dancer, Donner and Blitzen have been well fed before their long journey, the same can’t be said about their free-roaming cousins. 

Torrey House Press

Few environmental activists are as venerated as Ed Abbey, author of The Monkey Wrench Gang and Desert Solitaire. His stories about the landscapes, wildlife, and people of the Southwest have inspired countless numbers of visitors to explore the region’s national parks, monuments, and wild places – ironically, one of his biggest fears. But now, as Desert Solitaire turns 50 years old, local writer and sixth-generation Utahn, Amy Irvine, takes issue with some of Abbey’s views in a new book from Torrey House Press.

Cutthroat Trout: Actually Four Different Species?

Dec 4, 2018
Cutthroat, Trout, Angler
Jon McFarland

Here on the campus of Utah State University, I’ve got this book sitting on my desk. It’s green, hardcovered, and wider than it is long. It has some of the best and most detailed paintings of fish in it that I’ve ever seen- and as a fisheries grad student, I’ve seen a lot of books on fish. 

Minnows, Woundfin
Niall Clancy

New genetic tools are making a big impact on fish and wildlife biology. A genetic study published earlier this year found that the group of fishes known as minnows actually consists of multiple different groups. This has led North American minnows to be reclassified as a new family of fishes called Leuciscidae. 

Utah State University Dedicates New War Memorial

Nov 15, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

This Veteran's Day, the dedication of a new 26-inch tall bronze war memorial featuring a World War I soldier took place in front of the military science building at Utah State University. 

Jon McFarland

Cache County voters decided in the 2016 elections to create a water conservancy district like those already existing in Box Elder, Salt Lake and Weber Counties. The county’s at-large position is being contended by two candidates. The first is Dr. Brett Roper an aquatic ecologist for the U.S.  Forest Service and adjunct professor at Utah State University.

Romney Calls For Endangered Species Act Reform

Oct 19, 2018
Niall Clancy

The Endangered Species Act has prevented the extinction of iconic species such as the Humpback Whale, Florida Manatee and Bald Eagle. It has also generated considerable controversy. 

Niall Clancy

Since an act of Congress established the Land and Water Conservation Fund in 1965, the program has provided grants to local, state and federal agencies for the acquisition, conservation and maintenance of public lands.

Guidebook to Bear River Bird Refuge Plants Available
Becka Downard - Utah Division of Water Quality

Around 40 million people from across the globe visit national wildlife refuges every year. At Utah’s Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, some may come to hunt or fish, but the vast majority of visitors are there to witness species such as the American Avocet or White-faced Ibis in their natural state. 

Range Creek Cutthroat Trout Restoration; Trout Unlimited and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reintroduce native trout to Emery County
Jordan Nielson - Trout Unlimited

Before the widespread introduction of non-native fish species like Rainbow and Brown Trout, Colorado River Cutthroat Trout occupied large portions of the Yampa, White, Colorado, and San Juan river basins. Today, this black-spotted, yellow and red fish has been reduced to only 14 percent of its historical range.