Living with Wildlife
Living and recreating in Utah means that we share our environment with wildlife. How would you respond if you encountered a bear while hiking, or if you had a moose eating your bushes? Would you be surprised to see a cougar in the area?
Here are some tips to safely share Utah with our unique wildlife.
- Never approach or try to touch wildlife.
- Never feed wildlife.
- Remove attractants from your property, including pet food, water sources, bird feeders and fallen fruit.
- Always hike, jog or bike with a companion; make noise to alert wildlife of your presence.
- Never leave children or pets unattended.
- Keep dogs leashed, especially when on trails.
- Secure trash in a locked receptacle.
- Contain pets and livestock at night.
- Trim vegetation around your property, and close off crawl spaces to reduce hiding places.
- Keep a clean, odor free campsite.
- Educate your neighbors and family about wildlife conflict prevention.