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Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...potential in 1987.Schechter said the state believes the federal law still allows for exploration done under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regulations, as is the case in other many other national wildlife refuges that are not designated wilderness...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature
Trap snares eagle and the woman who says she freed it

A Juneau woman who was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for hindering lawful trapping might have a really good legal defense: She was trying to free an ensnared eagle. The Empire reported Sunday that troopers believe 39-year-old Kathleen K.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-21/trap-snares-eagle-and-woman-who-says-sh
Local
Prosecutors dismiss case against woman who freed eagle from trap

Prosecutors on Thursday dismissed the case against a Juneau woman who freed a bald eagle ensnared in a trap, commending her efforts as laudable.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-23/prosecutors-dismiss-case-against-woman-
Local
Haines guide sentenced for guiding violation

...support that were written and submitted to the judge.On the other side, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials sat behind the prosecutors table.The maximum punishment Katzeek could have faced for the false labeling...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-08/haines-guide-sentenced-guiding-violatio
Local
Smuggled turtles intercepted at Anchorage airport

ANCHORAGE - Inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service made...officials referred all inquiries about the animals back to the Fish and Wildlife Service.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/smuggled-turtles-intercepted-anchorage-
State
Analysis: Southeast wolves aren't subspecies

...as an endangered subspecies. The wolves are currently being considered "endangered" status by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."The paper, titled "Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Variation of Wolves in Southeast Alaska and Comparison...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-12/analysis-southeast-wolves-arent-subs
Outdoors
Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...oil exploration off Alaska's northwest coast has a negligible effect on walrus.The groups claim the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has understated the effects of booming seismic airguns, ship traffic and other industrial activity as it promulgated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/groups-sue-protect-walrus-drilling
State
To camp or not to camp?

...showed me the facility where they keep the foundation's 12 live animals that are permitted through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as educational birds. I asked one of the interns, Samantha Wilson, how she resisted petting the barred owl...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-28/camp-or-not-camp
Outdoors
Mild temps mean bears still hanging around

...deck of his Eagle River home.The former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee heard his dogs barking at about 1:30...knows bear habits."As we used to say in the Fish and Wildlife Service, 'Wait until Thanksgiving and then when you...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/mild-temps-mean-bears-still-hanging-aro
State
35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

...Energy Management, the agency that oversees offshore lease sales.Andrea Medeiros, spokeswoman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said walrus were first spotted Sept. 13 and have been moving on and off shore. Observers last week saw about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/35000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
State

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