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Wild Aware Utah materials and programs are free, but we do rely on grants and generous donations to produce materials.

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our efforts!

To volunteer, make a donation to the program or to inquire about scheduling a presentation, please contact us at: info@wildawareutah.org

Wild Aware Utah Free Presentations:

Wild Aware Utah representatives in Salt Lake and Summit County may be available to give wildlife awareness programs to schools, home owner associations, community groups and clubs, scout troops, church groups, tourists, recreation enthusiasts and more.

Currently we have PowerPoint programs on wildlife awareness and safety, and Wild Aware camping and hiking for adults and children.

We have printed materials, hands on bio-facts, interactive games and children’s activities.

If your organization or club is interested in hosting a program, or would like to acquire Wild Aware Utah materials to distribute through your own outreach programs please contact us.

Living and recreating in Utah means we share our environment with wildlife. Download a copy of our brochure below for tips on how to avoid conflicts with wildlife that you can share with friends, family and neighbors.

Welcome to Utah Wildlife Country

image004 Download Welcome to Utah Wildlife Country brochure. (PDF)

As people who live and recreate in Utah, you are in a unique position to make a real difference for wildlife. What you do really does matter.

Human development and recreation in wildlife habitat can create conflict between people and animals. When wild animals come into your yard or neighborhood, they have simply found something they need for survival such as food, water or shelter.

Minimizing conflicts is more effective when the entire neighborhood works together. Prevention is the first step!

Remove attractants around your property:

  • Restrict wildlife’s access to attractants by fencing gardens, compost piles and ponds.
  • Install chimney caps and close off crawl spaces.
  • Secure trash in a container with a locking lid or put your trash out on the morning of pick up.
  • Pick up fallen fruit and ripened vegetables.
  • Trim vegetation around your yard to reduce hiding places.
  • As a deterrent, install outdoor lighting, motion-sensitive lighting and noise makers around your property.
  • Supervise pets when they are outside and keep them secured inside at night.
  • Remove bird feeders. (Or if you want a bird feeder, only feed during the winter and keep fallen seed picked up).