A sucker is born every minute (or so we hope)...

Today I had the pleasure of attending the 2011 Utah Lake Symposium at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT. The program highlighted a variety of efforts that have been undertaken around Utah Lake to bolster the population of federally endangered June suckers.

Until today, I had no idea of the success of the carp removal within the lake and the large, concerted efforts to control Phragmites australis and maintain wetland habitats along lake margins.


In the face of a novel climate and increasing water demand and population along the Wasatch Front, the Utah Lake Commission and their partner organizations seem to be onto some very good things.


I look forward to seeing what rolls out in 2012 and beyond. For now, look at all of those carp...