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Biologist finds no invasive species on drill rig

...shells might have been from an earlier period in the rig's history.Ginny Litchfield, area manager of Fish and Game's habitat division, told the Peninsula Clarion by email that the department has received the report and is reviewing it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-25/biologist-finds-no-invasive-species-dri
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Fishing groups split over Murkowski permitting plan

...defended Murkowski against criticism of his plan to eliminate the permit power of the state Department of Fish and Game's Habitat Division and move it to the Department of Natural Resources. The past five commissioners of Fish and Game signed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020903/sta_legfishing.shtml
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ASEA will try to block habitat permitting shift

...Employees Association AFSCME Local 52, said union officials met with staffers from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Habitat Division on Friday to discuss the governor's plan to transfer project permitting authority to the Department of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021103/sta_leghabitats.shtml
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Habitat move order sent to Legislature

...not yet clear how many people will be laid off, but state officials have mentioned numbers as high as 50. Fish and Game's Habitat Division employs 85 people. Not all of the division's permitting responsibilities will be shifted to DNR. Permits...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021303/sta_leghabitat.shtml
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Duncan new ASEA business manager

...recently challenged plans by Gov. Frank Murkowski to transfer permitting authority of the Department of Fish and Game's Habitat Division to the Department of Natural Resources. Duncan said the union still is trying to assess the impacts of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021303/sta_legunion.shtml
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State Briefs

...Roczicka of Bethel and Greg Streveler of Gustavus. Baker is a former deputy director of the Department of Fish and Game's Habitat Division who now works as an independent natural resource consultant. Pungowiyi is a special adviser for Alaska Native...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022102/sta_briefs.shtml
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Habitat Division layoffs made official

JUNEAU - Layoff notices were sent to 22 employees at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Habitat Division on Friday. Seven jobs will be cut in Juneau, 10 in Anchorage, three in Sitka, and one each in Fairbanks and Ketchikan. An...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031003/loc_layoffs.shtml
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Habitat permitting proposal panned, supported in hearing

...would transfer 36 Fish and Game employees - 28 of them habitat biologists - to DNR. Another 34 positions in Fish and Game's Habitat Division will be eliminated as part of the reorganization. The new structure of DNR establishes the Office of Habitat...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031103/sta_legpermits.shtml
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Coastal Management staff prepares for the worst

...positions.Among those with new jobs: Bates himself, who will become the new Director of the Department of Fish and Game's Habitat Division on July 1.Some legislators are working to save the program, which would take the Alaska Legislature calling...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-06-16/coastal-management-fears-writing-wall
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Citing habitat, Fish and Game wants two timber sales canceled

...Davis, with several other Fish and Game biologists, shifted to DNR after Gov. Frank Murkowski ordered that Fish and Game's habitat division be dismantled and DNR given expanded authority. DNR is widely considered an agency that works better with...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/063003/sta_fishandgame.shtml
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