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OGDEN VALLEY NEWS February Layton Man Wants to Protect Open Space By Tom Busselberg Utah’s wildlife habitat needs to be preserved, even as there are more people in the state. And one way to help “pay” for that conservation could be by tapping the resources of birders, says Bill Fenimore. The retired food processing firm executive now owns the Wild Bird Center in Layton. “I grew up among the forests of Pennsylvania and along the Delaware and Chesapeake bays,” he says. Then and since, “I have been able to pursue a diverse interest in the outdoors in each state and country where I have lived.” Since moving to Utah in 1986, Fenimore said he became acquainted with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) programs “to learn about outdoor opportunities.” “My family has thoroughly enjoyed Utah, so much so that I retired here,” he continued. Calling the Intermountain West “a very special place,” Fenimore expressed concern for the growing population and its impact, creating a “rapidly changing landscape.” “The expanding Utah population and resultant development will continue to add to the loss of habitat, the spread of asphalt. I hope that Governor-elect Jon Huntsman, Jr., will exhort the Legislature to address the pressing wildlife issues, especially the loss of critical wildlife habitat.” Fenimore is also an avid waterfowl hunter, and was interviewed on the ESPN Radio Outdoors program. Issues discussed included [the] future and changes for wildlife and wild places in the state, as well as for DWR. “T see the shrinking resource dollar issues that DWR struggles with.” Funds are generated through hunting and fishing licenses and taxes from specialized sporting goods—funneled into conservation efforts that make places like Farmington Bay Refuge Area possible, he said. “We need to bring the nonconsumptive group to the table, so they can support DWR and its conservation efforts,” Fenimore said. But he added that “there are more dollars spent today by birders and other nonconsumptive wildlife watchers than hunters and fishermen combined!” “Wildlife viewing is the fastest-growing segment” in th[e] form of tourism/recreation, said Neka Roundy, coordinator of Davis County Tourism and the annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival. “They’re (birders) just thrilled at everything we have, that it’s so accessible,” she said. Just as links have been formed with birding areas from Mexico to Canada that share birds with the Great Salt Lake, Roundy said “we hope they will protect their resources to better their economy,” adding that’s important here, as well. She praised Fenimore’s efforts, as well as that of such organizations as the Nature Conservancy of Utah, which operates the 4,000-acre Great Salt Lake Nature Preserve which straddles the shoreline from Kaysville to Layton. As the number of hunters declines, DWR revenue drops from that source, Fenimore said. Its mission has shifted, to w DWR Director Kevin Conway began: “An exciting habitat restoration initiative and management philosophy that focuses on habitat management, as an ecosystem rather than management by species. ‘This vision will be Utah’s future legacy and it needs everyone’s support, especially from those who value wildlife,” Fenimore said This article was first printed in the Davis County Clipper newspaper on December 23, 2004 and is being reprinted by permission. Environmental Stewardship Award Announced The Layton, Utah Wild Bird Center (WBC) has received the prestigious 2004 National Best Environmental Stewardship Award. Bill Fenimore received the award Friday, January 14, 2005 while attending the Bird Watch America trade show and Wild Bird Center’s of America Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the second year in a row that the Layton, Wild Bird Center has received this nationally acclaimed award. Bill Fenimore of Farmington, Utah is the owner of the Layton, Wild Bird Center. The Environmental Stewardship Award is earned through a demonstration of strong commitment to environmental issues and local community organizations. Bill has appeared on ESPN’s National Outdoor Radio program with Tommy Sanders, local Utah Outdoors Radio programs, KSL, Wild Utah, and Davis Cable 17 television broadcasts advocating wildlife issues and education. Bill received the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) Directors Partnership Award in 2004 from the late Director Kevin Conway. He is a board member of the Ogden Nature Center and Rich County Coordinated Resource Management Executive Board, representing the Utah Audubon Council. The WBC leads free nature/Bird Walks each Saturday, throughout the year to foster interest in nature, especially birds. Bill is a volunteer Naturalist at the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area for the UDWR. The WBC staff makes free presentations, ss seminars, workshops and lead field trips on nature, with a bird focus ero ine WBC. Bill has conducted workops and seminars on Backyard Birding Basics, Birds and Blooms, and Landscaping for Wildlife at the Great Salt Lake and Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Bird Festival’s and Utah State oo Master Gardener Program. The WBC presents free workshops to Home & “Galen Clubs, scouting groups, schools, senior centers, birding clubs and similar groups. (801)745-4221 or Mtn. Getawz Unobstructed views. Irrigation water. 1, Oe sq.ft. Walkout basement. .Deborah 745-1538 Eden Office ON enh rn SID 509,000 Main floor Master suite, hardwood floors Huge log accents. Supreme views. Custom on cul de sac Deborah 745-1538 2405 Highway 158 BRANCH BROKER Deborah Hegg (801)745-1538 firstname.lastname@example.org REALTOR Co eee re ustom VALCO HOME on 5 acres. 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Great Starter Home Volume XI Bill currently serves as a member of the UDWR Wolf Working Group that is developing a Wolf Management Plan for dispersing wolves from the Yellowstone Ecoregion. Jim Poulter, WBC Store Manager and Bill both serve on the UDWR Northern Regional Advisory Council (RAC). The WBC currently hosts and manages the Utah Rare Bird hot line and UDWR’s web page link for Utah Bird Sightings. The Wild Bird Center offers a range of nature products for enjoying birds and the great outdoors. The Wild bird Center is located in the Layton Market Center, adjacent to the Men’s Warehouse For more information, contact the Wild Bird Center at 801-525-8400. JACK’S SHACK cont. from page 8 Jack’s Shack in 1958 when Jack realized he needed to recover from alcoholism. He turned himself in to the St. Benedict Hospital in Ogden. There, I sat with my brother who had to be strapped down to the bed because of the effects from withdrawal. Jack claimed that a snake was crawling up the hospital wall, and that a bat was coming out of a hole in the wall to eat the snake. Jack was strapped onto his hospital bed for over three days. After Jack left the hospital, he never again took a drink of alcohol, nor would he even go into a bar. Jack eventually went on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his wife to the Navajo Indians in Southern Utah. wn => THE Page 10 BCT Pier REALTOR Kirk Moore 745-9679 710-9460 firstname.lastname@example.org Ahr aol.com personally raised the money for a small chapel on the corner of the Indian Reservation. Jack and his wife accomplished a great deal and were most successful in activating many of the Navajo. He was also successful in getting our family to organize and obtain several truckloads of clothing to distribute among the Navajo Jack put considerable time, effort and money into improving the lives of those who truly needed it. I believe Jack has already heard the words, “Welcome home, Jack. I need you here. Enter into my glory. We have a lot of work for you to do.” Sherman LeMoyne Hislop, Jacks brother WHITE CITY cont. from page 9 dressed up. I would wear a flower in my hair. When I was a teenager, it was a romantic time even though the war (WWII) was oing on. “During the war, they brought bus loads of soldiers in to dance. They looked so handsome in their uniforms that they were always required to wear. This was like an USO activity for the soldiers where they could have a good evening. After the dance, ifa soldier were to take a girl to her home, it was by way of the streetcar. “Two of the well-know songs were TH Be Seeing You’ and ‘Always.’ “Ogden High School would have a very special dance there during the school year. I met my future husband William (Bill) Brown at the White City. Horace Heidt was one of the national big bands who played there.” Helen Warren Gwilliam of North Ogden recalls, “My father taught me how to dance by going around the dining room table. Our family attended a lot of church dances. I used to have a lot of fun dancing at the White City on Saturday nights. It was a neat, big place to dance.” Phyllis Isakson Gillins of Ogden states, “That used to be the place to go.” Wilmer “Bud Perry of Ogden remembers, “There would be a lot of women waiting inside for the men to ask them to dance. Sometimes we would find a place on Washington Boulevard to eat after the dance. I hated to see it (the White City) go.” LaVon Bird of North Ogden participated in a floorshow at the White City near Easter one year. There was a chorus of about 35 singers who performed a few selections. At the end of the floorshow, 12 couples danced to the music of “Easter Parade.” Millicent Matthews was director of the floorshow. President David O. McKay of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Emma were the “sweethearts” couple at the annual Eight Stake Ball held in the White City Ballroom.