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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/annual-pigeon-dung-problem-grows-across
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-14/beaten-path-stories-told-tracks
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn-climate-marches-past-alaska
Opinion
On the Trails: Bumblebees

...by 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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/trails-bumblebees
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/officials-urge-drivers-be-cautious-high
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/bird-bits-bullet-hawk
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/company-behind-mt-polley-disaster-open-
Local
Whales may impact herring stocks' recovery

...down. If the population is really high, they easily overwhelm their predator."Whales also eat krill, which is a food source for herring, leading to a "double whammy," Moran said. "It's a pretty complex story," he said. "We're...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/whales-may-impact-herring-stocks-rec
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...biologists have said, after weathering a hard winter in 2006-07 when record snows blanketed the region and buried food sources. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has done well in managing this resource; pellet surveys in recent years indicate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/empire-editorial-harvest-season-upon-
Opinion
Glacier Bay gull egg legislation signed into law

...HIA. Gull eggs are an important, traditional spring food source for the Huna Tlingit and family harvest trips once served...explained that gull eggs were far more than a nutritious food source for the Huna clans," Mary Beth Moss, cultural anthropologist...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/glacier-bay-gull-egg-legislation-sig
Outdoors

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