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Kenai Peninsula tackling invasive plant problem

...Efforts to prevent further spread have been successful, said Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Supervisory Biologist Dr. John Morton. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has not found the plant anywhere else on the peninsula."To the best of our...
Temporary brown-bear hunting closure opposed

...168 brown bears, including 42 adult sows, have been killed in the last three years, refuge supervisory biologist John Morton said."In a small population. If you kill a lot of bears, it will have an impact," Morton said. "This is why...
Kenai Peninsula changing, getting drier, warmer, biologist says

...last 100 years, climate change has been affecting the Peninsula, according to a presentation Thursday night from Dr. John Morton, supervisory biologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.Morton said climate change has its own impacts, and...
Kenai bear protection at center of battle

...between 1973 and 2011 did hunters take more than 20 bears in a single year, and that was back in 1993, according to John Morton, supervisory biologist for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, who analyzed Fish and Game numbers.Fewer than nine...
Immigrant removals from Northwest keep dropping

...jurisdictions, such as one called Secure Communities.Meanwhile, on the day removal numbers were released, ICE director John Morton announced a new policy on when agents should hold in custody immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally...
SUPER BOWL WATCH: Beyonce, avocados, practice

...163,000 counterfeit items worth more than $13.6 million over the last five months as part of Operation Red Zone, John Morton, director of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, said. That's a "significant" increase from last year...
Agency halts grizzly hunting in Kenai refuge

...been shown to be the primary driver of brown bear population dynamics," said refuge supervisory wildlife biologist John Morton in the announcement. "Losing so many adult female bears will have immediate negative impacts on this population...
Alaska Digest

...discarded beer cans and coffee cups. Volunteers also pitched in, bringing the total of garbage collectors to about 75. John Morton, a biologist at the 1.9 million-acre refuge, said the idea was to show how strongly refuge employees feel about...
For his art, Alaska sculptor uses animal carcasses

FAIRBANKS - As a kid growing up in a deer-hunting family in Wyoming, John Morton has vivid memories of skinned deer hanging in the garage. "I remember going out at a real young age and seeing these dead, hanging...


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