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Humpbacks' endangered species status questioned

...and oil and gas, given the recovery of humpbacks here."This subpopulation, it's time to delist it," said Doug Vincent-Lang, director of the state Division of Wildlife Conservation. "We're just trying to say the threat of extinction...
Kenai bear protection at center of battle

...lot more bears, probably double or triple the number of bears," that the state thought roamed the Kenai, said Doug Vincent-Lang, director of wildlife conservation for the Department of Fish and Game.In March, at the same time the Board...
Moose meat donated to flood-ravaged community

...Game considered how to meet the needs of Galena residents who had lost food because of the flood, according to Doug Vincent-Lang, acting director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation. The department kicked in $5,000 for the effort...
Agency halts grizzly hunting in Kenai refuge

...decision."The current harvest of bears this year is not unexpected and does not represent a viability concern," Doug Vincent-Lang, director of the Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation, said in a statement. "Once again, we are faced with...
State to kill wolves on Kenai Peninsula game unit

...A study midway through the trapping season in February estimated 45 to 50 wolves in unit 15A, Herreman said. Doug Vincent-Lang, director of the state Division of Wildlife Conservation, said the department's minimum allowable wolf population...
NMFS denies seal endangered listing

...specialized and are not expected to do as well with changes in sea ice."A spokesman for the state of Alaska, Doug Vincent-Lang, said the state applauds the decision."This decision begins to bring some rationality to the recent misapplication...
State holds off on killing Kenai Peninsula wolves

...rather than immediately act on a proposal approved by the state Board of Game in January to expand predator control.Doug Vincent-Lang, acting director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation, said Tuesday there were gaps in the basic science foundation...
Kenai area's moose populations declining

...Biologist Jeff Selinger said. Those actions could include aerial wolf gunning, Division Director of Fish and Game Doug Vincent-Lang said."It allows us to do aerial wolf control," he said, "but there are many other tools (in the box...
New brown bear numbers factor in hunting rule changes in Kenai

...additional things that I think demonstrate the conservation concerns that we (the board) have," Spraker said.Doug Vincent-Lang, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division Director, said Fish and Game becomes concerned when the board proposes...
Alaska officials say endangered species law is being misused, call for reform

...responses to federal species listings."We do not believe Congress intended the act to be used in this manner," said Doug Vincent-Lang, repeating testimony he gave to a congressional committee earlier this year.Vincent-Lang and other state officials...


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