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The story behind the return of the wood bison

...founding population of wood bison. Without the foresight and tenacity of Mike Miller and the staff of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) in Portage, we would not have the healthy, fit animals that were released. Mike and his staff have...
Wood bison make it to village; release planned

...weigh more than 2,000 pounds and cows up to 1,200 pounds.Wood bison from Canada were imported to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in 2008 but restoration of the threatened species was delayed. Landowners didn't want their property...
Off the Beaten Path: Wood bison are back; it's a big deal

...bison reintroduction program in 1992. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, located near Girdwood, working with ADF...wood bison reintroduction check out the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center's website: http://www.alaskawildlife...
Girdwood students learn about wildlife careers

ANCHORAGE - A man stood in the bucket of a green front-loader truck at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on Wednesday afternoon. He gripped the leg of a moose, holding it over three bears who paced below."The deceased is ready...
Orphaned brown bear cub finds a temporary refuge

...Sound off on the important issues at Kotzebue's rescued brown bear cub has found temporary refuge at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage. The orphaned female grizzly cub was rescued near Kotzebue by an Alaska Department of Fish and...
ATIA announces 2011 marketing committee

...Alaska Tours, Dennis McDonnell of Major Marine Tours, Toni Walker of Logistics LLC and Ethan Tyler of Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Interior members include Deb Hickok of the Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau, Brett Carlson of Northern...
State awaits federal action to release bison

...from Canada for more than two years in anticipation of restoring the animals to Alaska. The herd at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Girdwood numbers 89 animals. The department announced a target release date of spring 2012 but that...
Alaska wildlife center takes orphaned bear cub

PORTAGE GLACIER - The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is assisting the state Department of Fish and Game in placing the second motherless cub in a month from Kodiak. KTUU reports the...
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State officials want wood bison to roam in Alaska again

...would be trucked to Alaska from the national park in Alberta. They would spend at least two years at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Portage and released only after the state veterinarian certified them disease free, Rogers said...
Reintroduction of wood bison hits a snag

...on reintroducing wood bison in Alaska for the last 20 years and has a herd of 79 wood bison held at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center south of Anchorage. The state was planning to release the animals in the Minto Flats east of Fairbanks...


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