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The Bear River travels a 500-mile course from its headwaters in Utah's Uinta Mountains through Wyoming and Idaho, eventually terminating its horseshoe-shaped route in Utah's Great Salt Lake. The Bear River watershed is essential to the survival of millions of birds and other wildlife including the Bonneville cutthroat trout.

A fish in hand with dark circular spots along it's side

The Bonneville cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki utah) is a subspecies of Cutthroat trout that once inhabited the Late Pleistocene-aged Lake Bonneville of Utah, eastern Nevada, and Southern Idaho (USA). Since the desiccation of Lake Bonneville into Great Salt Lake which is too salty for any...

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A grey bird with white breast speckled with brown spots perched on scrub
Sage Thrashers, the smallest of the thrashers, have pale yellow eyes, gray back, streaked breast, wing bars and white tail corners.

References cited in Species Profile Alcorn, J. R. 1988. The birds of Nevada. Fairview West Publ. Fallon, NV. Blood, D. A. 1995. Wildlife in...

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Two large, ornate birds with pointed fail features, large white breast on a dry grassland with mountains in the distance

The Greater Sage-Grouse is a large grouse with a chunky, round body, small head, and long tail. Males change shape dramatically when they display, becoming almost spherical as they puff up their chest, droop their wings, and fan their tail into a starburst. Sage-Grouse are mottled gray-brown...

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