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Jewell: No decision imminent on road through wildlife refuge

...irrevocable damage to the refuge. Habitat within Izembek is unique within the refuge system, said agency spokesman Bruce Woods at the time.U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, threatened to block Jewell's nomination if the decision...
Appeals court affirms oil company polar bear rules

...We're glad that the court has reaffirmed the appropriateness of our conservation measures," agency spokesman Bruce Woods said.The Center for Biological Diversity sued over the rules, claiming both individual animals and entire populations...
Tlingit artist told he's violating federal law

...abiding by the law," Worl said. "But I would have been much happier if Fish (and) Wildlife had come to us first."Bruce Woods, Fish and Wildlife spokesman for the Alaska Region, said the Lacey Act involves interstate commerce and the Migratory...
Rules await travelers with walrus ivory, baleen

...SITE-eez"), or Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, permit in almost all cases. USFWS spokesman Bruce Woods said it's required for taking a pair of walrus earrings out of the country and back.There are exceptions for Hong...
Feds reject refuge road pitched to aid patients

...the road was made during an environmental review of the land exchange, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Bruce Woods said."Congress charged the service with evaluating the environmental impacts of the land exchange and the proposed...
Alaska state senator proposes bounty on sea otters

...from the federal government."Even if the bill were to pass, it would be unenforceable under the federal law, said Bruce Woods, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. States cannot enforce laws or regulations related to the taking...
Decision coming soon on federal listing for walrus

...the Center for Biological Diversity. The group claims walrus are threatened by a loss of sea ice. Agency spokesman Bruce Woods says decisions are announced a day before they are published in the Federal Register. In three of the last four years...
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Deadline nears for decision on walrus listing

...listing two populations of bearded seals, which give birth on drifting pack ice. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Bruce Woods said a decision on walrus is expected near the Jan. 31 deadline.
Orphaned polar bear cub getting care in Anchorage

...polar cub is making its temporary home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Bruce Woods says the bear's mother was killed March 12 near Point Lay on Alaska's northwest coast, but it wasn't immediately...
Polar bear killed after wandering into village of Noorvik

...Canada. The Chukchi Sea population includes polar bears in Alaska and Russia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Bruce Woods said. Polar bears do enter other villages closer to the sea in search of food. They can legally be killed by anyone...


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