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Empire Editorial: Bears and fire - the scent of the season

...and that means bears will soon be getting into trash - unless YOU do something to stop them. A fed bear is a dead bear, biologists say, and a fed bear may be eating from your pocketbook, too.Last year, the CBJ Assembly issued an ordinance...
Wildlife Roundup for the week of June 12

...concerning traffic congestion caused by motorists stopping on the side of the road to view wildlife, especially black bears. Biologists report seeing a vehicle parked directly in front of, within a few feet, a bear feeding along Glacier Highway...
Alaska Geographic multi-day field courses now open for registration

...experts in some of Alaska's most spectacular wildlands. Participants will get a chance to hike with Denali's bear biologists, learn to identify Alaska's resident and migratory birds, explore the high country wildflowers, follow the tracks...
State Briefs

...benefited from the state's predator control project aimed at protecting moose calves near McGrath. Two of the 81 black bears biologists caught and moved from the McGrath area have been killed by Interior hunters elsewhere. Research coordinator Pat...
In search of Alaska's butterflies

...a drop or two) plus a spreading board and pins to dry the butterflies with their wings out. Tom Evans, a polar bear biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who's collected butterflies since he was 8 years old, said he keeps...
Talk who?The river that runs past us

...galloped off like a horse. "It was amazing how fast it moved," Lindekugel said. Lance Craighead, a renowned bear biologist, went on one of the July raft trips. He estimates the density of bears in the Taku watershed is similar to Admiralty...
Trooper mercy-kills blind bear in Kodiak

...and Game. "It's not like they are immune to that, but I don't think it's been documented a lot." Kodiak bear biologist Larry VanDaele said a severe blow to the head would account for the bear's odd behavior. If there was internal...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and pointed out Alaska's senior senator in the background - clearly picking his nose. For the birds, not the bears Biologists are blaming birdseed for a growing population of bears in Anchorage's Hillside neighborhood. Maybe they're related...
Bruin vision

...said biologist Harry Reynolds. Reynolds is a bear biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks...stories where bears seem nearly blind. "For now, bear biologists tend to say that bears' eyesight is similar to that...
New website connects Alaska scientists to the public

...O'Connell noted there are some projects in Southeast Alaska they are interested in possibly adding, like work from a bear biologist in Glacier Bay and research videos from Icy Bay. Newby said this website is a one-year experimental draft funded...


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