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State refuges see record visitors in 2010

ANCHORAGE - Wildlife officials say record numbers of people visited Alaska's state refuges in 2010. Joe Meehan of the Alaska Department of Fish and game says more than a million visits were recorded. Destinations such as Potter Marsh in...
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Army National Guard helps clean illegal dump at game refuge

...the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Sunday to clean up debris that had been dumped over decades. Refuge manager Joe Meehan says household construction waste, dead pets, TVs and furniture had been dropped at the site. National Guard Pvt...
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Now streaming live: Walruses of the Bering Sea

...viewers a chance to see the walruses in their natural habitat on the Web page for the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. Joe Meehan, a Fish & Game lands and refuges coordinator, said the walrus cams provide an essential research tool for wildlife...
Native hunters squeamish about Webcast walrus kills

...anything that could turn that around again and make it so they couldn't hunt out there anymore," said state biologist Joe Meehan. Alaska Natives have the right to conduct the traditional walrus hunt in privacy, said Helen Chythlook, executive...
Anchorage Girl Scouts 'adopt' Potter Marsh

...state wildlife refuges and ultimately all of our rich wildlife resources in the state," said Refuge Program Coordinator Joe Meehan. "Community groups such as the Girl Scouts help us accomplish our management goals in the refuge by providing a much...
Arctic terns draw crowds in Anchorage marsh

...someone with a car and a day in Alaska's largest city. "A lot of local people photograph them down there," said Joe Meehan, lands and refuge program coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "A lot of visitors driving by see...
State agency says hunt of sanctuary bears is ill-advised

...surrounded by two of the world's most famous brown bear sanctuaries and because it has been closed for over 20 years." Joe Meehan, Fish and Game's program coordinator for lands and refuge programs, said the agency made the same recommendation...
Dozens of cars pulled from Anchorage auto graveyard

...That whole bulge in the hillside is where we think there are at least 2,000 vehicles and all sorts of debris," said Joe Meehan, refuge manager for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "It is just all solid cars in behind that." On a recent...
Coast Guard: Significant amount of rats must be removed from boat seized for illegal fishing

...ship of rats will involve traps and anti-coagulant poison. The process might take up to seven days, she said.The crew will be off the ship before eradication efforts start," said Joe Meehan with the state Department of Fish and Game.
Rat Island rid of namesake pest

...coastal areas of Alaska when military vessels visited in World War II, but much of the state is free from rats, said Joe Meehan, the lands and refuge program coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Rats are so unwelcome that the...


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