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Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...Alaska's population of muskox appear to have gone extinct more than a century ago. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, "In 1930, 34 muskox were captured in East Greenland and brought to Fairbanks. This group was then transferred...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/beaten-path-extinction-and-back-shag
Outdoors
Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau jobs

...Department of Labor deputy commissioner with a salary of $187,272 who would be transferred to Anchorage. A Department of Fish and Game fish and wildlife coordinator position would also be moved north.Juneau has 3,679 executive-branch state government...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/walker-budget-cuts-55-juneau-jobs
Local
Flipping Douglas Island

...whose primary food source is deer.Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Ryan Scott says the wolf population on Douglas...whales and other sea life.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game does not have an opinion of whether Douglas should be...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
ADFG forecasts more kings on the Kenai River

If the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's preseason forecast for the...below average and would not make Fish and Game's escapement goal of 5,300-9...well below average according to Fish and Game's forecast.Still, if the forecast...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-20/adfg-forecasts-more-kings-kenai-rive
Outdoors
Applications for McNeil River bear viewing permits due March 1

...McNeil River State Game Sanctuary is fast approaching, according to a release this week from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Online applications must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, March 1, or mailed and received by ADFG by March 1...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-20/applications-mcneil-river-bear-viewi
Outdoors
Fireside lecture to focus on brown bears

...bears will fill the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center's movie screen on Friday, Feb. 20, as Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Anthony Crupi explains research and challenges of managing the popular fishing and bear viewing...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-18/fireside-lecture-focus-brown-bears
Art
Salmon program moves onto the ice

...Sport Lake. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Jenny Cope, who organized...fishing demonstration as a part of Fish and Game's Salmon in the Classroom program...those without gear of their own, Fish and Game staff and volunteers provided poles...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-22/salmon-program-moves-ice
State
Fireside lecture highlights Chilkoot River brown bears

...bears will fill the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center's movie screen on Friday, Feb. 20 as Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Anthony Crupi explains research and challenges of managing the popular fishing and bear viewing...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-20/fireside-lecture-highlights-chilkoot
Outdoors
State managers close fishing for early run Kenai River kings

...denied the chance to catch early run king salmon on the Kenai River.The Peninsula Clarion reported the Department of Fish and Game for a second straight year will close king salmon fishing downstream of Slikok (SLY'-kahk) Creek through June...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-20/state-managers-close-fishing-early-run-
State
My Turn: Checks and balances of the Board of Education

...shenanigans in Juneau.In his first term as a state senator, the young Jay Hammond sought a way to protect Education and Fish and Game commissioners from political cleansing by the then new Republican administration. Sen. Hammond devised and passed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-16/my-turn-checks-and-balances-board-edu
Opinion

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