Class: Bird Identification
Participants will learn how to identify birds of the region and learn some amazing facts about our local birds. Bird photos, bird mounts, bird calls, etc will be used to help birders and potential birders learn how to recognize birds, learn good locations to look for birds and other information to help participants on their way to becoming better "birders".
Presenter: Merrill Webb
Class: Great Basin Wildlife Rescue
Discover how Great Basin Wildlife Rescue came into operation and the interesting, demanding schedule Patti must keep on a daily (and nightly) basis to help rehabilitate injured wildlife. Participants will learn about the different types of wildlife Patti and her group care for and what you should do should you find an injured wild bird or animal.
Presenter: Patti Richards
Class: Fisheries Management in the Central Region
Mike will discuss fisheries management strategies for the many popular fishing waters in the central region, answer questions and discuss opportunities (and a few hot tips) for catching fish.
Presenter: Mike Slater, DWR Regional Aquatics Manager
Class: Strawberry Reservoir Fishery Management and Fishing Tips
Strawberry Reservoir is the state's most popular fishery. Alan and Justin will discuss the past, present and future management of the reservoir, answer questions and have some helpful fishing information on how to catch the Bear Lake cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon found in the reservoir.
Presenters: Alan Ward, Project Leader & Justin Robinson, Assistant Project leader
Class: Black Bear Management in the State of Utah
Find out how the black bear is managed within the state of Utah and learn interesting facts about Utah's black bears. There will be a question and answer period.
Presenter: John Shivik, DWR Mammals Program Coordinator
Class: River Otter Management in the Provo River (and in the state)
A discussion on the history of Utah's river otter population, recent re-introductions in the Provo River and other otter management activities throughout the state.
Presenter: Brian Maxfield, DWR Biologist
Class: Bats of Utah
Discover Utah's amazing bats and the DWR's management of these amazing flying mammals.
Presenter: Kim Hersey, DWR Avian Program Coordinator
Class: Big Game Management in the Central Region
Wildlife Manager Covy Jones will discuss big game management strategies in the central region and efforts made to help Utah's deer herd and other big game species found within the region. Covy will also answer questions during the presentation.
Presenter: Covy Jones, Wildlife Manager
Class: Videography & Photography Tips
Lynn will help participants acquire a better understanding of their photographic equipment and proper settings for creating excellent videos and photos. Lynn will seek to answer several questions during the class as well.
Presenter: Lynn Chamberlain
Class: Fly Casting – The Art of Casting a Fly Rod
Learn about the fly rod, feel and tackle involved in fly fishing. Enjoy a demonstration from a professional fly fisherman and practice the skills yourself. Class will be outside.
Presenter: Mark Forslund
Class: Daytime Moon
Presenter: Kathy Donnell, Wasatch State Park
Class: Landscape for Wildlife
Presenter: Nikki Frey
Class: Early Archaeological Evidence along the Wasatch
People have been living in Utah and the eastern Great Basin for over 12,000 years! Come learn about Utah's prehistoric inhabitants, its archaeological cultures, and its amazing artifacts and rock art.
Presenter: Dr. David Yoder, UVU Professor
Brett, an outdoors writer for the Salt Lake Tribune, has developed "The Utah Bucket List" in cooperation with KUED. Brett's emphasis is on locations and activities that require little equipment and no access fees. Prettyman just wants people to get out and do these things! He said, "We live in an amazing state, and I don't think people realize that."
Brett will share some of the most spectacular experiences found in Utah. If you love the outdoors or just want to get out and start really living, come and create your own to-do list of thrilling experiences that you must do in mortality.