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Scientists ask for public help with sick otters

...the way around the spit on both sides and around the shores of Mud Bay, so pretty wide spread."Webber, Deputy Refuge Manager for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and a group of trained volunteers try to keep people away from...
Researchers investigate uptick in stranded and dying otters

...reported so far in 2015, the Peninsula Clarion reported.Homer-based U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deputy refuge manager Marc Webber says the otters are probably ill, though they were not skinny or showing obvious signs of poor health...
Brown bear with cubs mauls Texan

...Spawning salmon are passing through nearby waterways, attracting bears to the area of Tuesday's mauling, according to refuge manager Andy Loranger. The backcountry where the attack occurred - near Doroshin Bay at the upper end of Skilak Lake - is...
Federal refuge employees kill charging Kodiak brown bear

...the bear fell 8 feet from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service technicians, whose names were not released.Deputy refuge manager Tevis Underwood says the employees were walking to a hillside camp to observe bear behavior.Their first indication...
Agency will hunt invasive caribou on remote island

...hunting opportunities for military personnel.There might be only a handful of caribou on Kagalaska or none at all, refuge manager Steve Delehanty said. But the Fish and Wildlife Service doesn't want a new, unchecked herd that could spread to...
Feds still trying to plan fate of island's roaming feral cattle

...environmental impact statement to explore all options, including leaving at least some of the animals in place.Refuge manager Steve Delehanty said he hopes the draft for the Chirikof cattle is ready for public comment this year."We're...
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USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

...completing the Revised Plan for Arctic Refuge," Appendix L of the plan states. "The core team consists of the Refuge manager and other Refuge staff, along with the planning team leader and representatives from the State of Alaska."State...
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Homer residents look to stop local beach abuse

...Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, but refuge officials are looking at applying refuge rules to that property, said refuge manager Steve Delehanty. The refuge prefers to work with the city in addressing issues about beach use."We want to provide...
Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou 2012 and up to 15 more may be on the island. Kagalaska is a wilderness area and caribou would alter it, said refuge manager Steve Delehanty."Things that belong out there ought to stay out there as much as possible," he said by phone...
Construction continues on Kenai visitors center

...opening date projected for after January 1, 2015. The opening has been pushed back after some small setbacks, said Refuge Manager Andy Loranger.Originally the plan was to open the doors to the public in late September or early October, Loranger...


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