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Flipping Douglas Island

...deer would be more vulnerable. And if the deer population suffers, so too would the area's wolves, whose primary food source is deer.Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Ryan Scott says the wolf population on Douglas Island has just...
Wolves of the Alexander Archipelago

...into closer contact with humans; and timber harvest can negatively affect Sitka black-tail deer, wolves' primary food source.At a recent Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center Fireside Lecture, US Forest Service biologist and Tongass Wildlife...
On the Trails: Eating lichens

...they could be found not far away where the deer had not walked.These observations made me think about lichens as a food source for animals, and I have a very helpful local lichenologist to thank for some great references (as well as instruction...
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

...spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The best way to deter them, she said, is to eliminate their food source."We are aware that some people are feeding pigeons," she said. "If there wasn't as much food, there wouldn't...
My Turn: The climate marches past Alaska

...our legislature and executive) answers with the help we need. How long must we wait and watch our ice melt and our food sources diminish? What if the political will comes when it's too late? The court should not wait to be a check on the other...
Off the Beaten Path: Stories told in tracks

...upstream and Bonaparte gulls screeched and pecked at carcasses. Brown bear sign was everywhere - she was camped on the food source of more than a dozen bears, and was stressing and displacing them, as well as putting herself at risk of being mauled...
On the Trails: Bumblebees returning bee. Unlike the more famous honeybees, however, bumblebees don't signal the direction in which the food source was found.Later in the summer, queens (and in some cases, workers too) begin to lay unfertilized eggs, which develop...
Officials urge drivers to be cautious in high moose areas

...moose to walk along, Selinger said. Especially in deep snow, walking expends vital energy reserves. Their favorite food sources, such as defoliated willow, birch and aspen stands, are easier to come by near the road.As of Aug. 22, 35 moose...
Bird Bits: Bullet of a hawk

...small bird that is only 10 to 14 inches long. The Mendenhall Glacier Recreational Area offers good habitat and many food sources for sharp-shinned hawks.Next week: Compare the sharp-shinned hawk with another local accipiter, the Northern goshawk...
Company behind Mt. Polley disaster to open mine near Southeast Alaska

...effects on the salmon population, she said.Kelley is concerned that sand from the mines may smother salmon eggs or kill food sources for baby salmon, she said.The natural fisheries of southeast Alaska are a sustainable resource, while the mines are...


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