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Feds reject refuge road pitched to aid patients

...settlement.The decision against 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...
Protection axed for Northern Goshawk

...the decision," he said. The center was considering its legal options, he said. Blain Rethmeier, a Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman, said the government was "pleased with the decision." In 1998, seven years after the lawsuit was filed...
Deadline nears for decision on walrus listing

...NOAA also proposed 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.
Group wants polar bears listed

...petitions, has kept the agency from meeting its deadline, which is 90 days "or as practicable," said Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Chris Tollefson. "Basically, we have more to do that we have resources or people to do it." The 12-month...
Orphaned polar bear cub getting care in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - An orphaned 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...
Polar bear patrols vital as Arctic ice recedes Alaska Native subsistence hunting. Defending your property isn't an excuse, said Bruce Woods, a Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman. "You couldn't kill a polar bear because it was getting into your chicken coop, whereas you could with...
Dutch Harbor eagles swoop on people close to nests

...was listed as an endangered species in the lower 48, it was never listed in Alaska," said Bell, the Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman. It was unclear Wednesday how many of those eagles can be found in Unalaska, but residents say the town...
Walrus gather on Alaska's northwest shore; aerial survey spots 2 groups totaling 8,000 animals

...hunters or an airplane. "Walrus are sensitive to human activity and to machine activity," said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Bruce Woods. The agency has already issued alerts to pilots and coastal communities asking that airplanes...
Judge tosses polar bear habitat designation to fight off this concerted effort to kill jobs and economic development in Alaska."Bruce Woods, a Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman in Alaska, declined comment, saying the agency had just learned of the decision Friday afternoon and was...
Senate panel slated to take up budget amendments

...federal act. Supporters see the otters as a growing threat to shellfish beds in the region, but a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman has said the bills would be unenforceable under the federal law.___Online:HB65: http://bit...


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