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Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures

...Gleason called the case moot in siding with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Department of Interior, which...for research and management activities. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official responded that such activities would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-31/judge-tosses-lawsuit-over-federal-refug
State
At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

...important supporting cast.This year's Bearfest topic, "Bears and People," attracted experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, Park Service, professors and researchers."For them, it's a chance to talk to the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/wrangell-cause-grin-bear
Local
Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

...Everybody did their part, and we're getting fish up there," said Fred Bue, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fairbanks. "It's been a sacrifice for many people, especially so many years in a row."Almost 3...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/yukon-river-king-salmon-returns-see-imp
State
Ribbon seal shows up in Prince William Sound

...ribbon seal, which are normally seen in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.Marty Reedy was driving a boat for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey when a colleague pointed out a seal, APRN reported.Reedy has also worked in northern waters and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/ribbon-seal-shows-prince-william-sound
State
Scientists use CSI-style tests to count Alaska wolf packs

...review of the project's potential impact on wolves.The Center for Biological Diversity and others sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on June 10, accusing the agency of "delaying Endangered Species Act" protection for the Alexander Archipelago...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-06/scientists-use-csi-style-tests-count-al
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Native Plant Conservation MOU Renewed in Coordination with Western Governors' Association

...Service, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Survey.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/native-plant-conservation-mou-renewe
Outdoors
Alaska pursues lawsuit over refuge land closures

...motion to dismiss the state's case are scheduled for July 9.Gov. Sean Parnell had threatened to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unless it reversed its shutdown of federal refuges in Alaska by Oct. 15. In letters to Interior Secretary...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/alaska-pursues-lawsuit-over-refuge-la
Not For Web
Agency mulls managing private refuge development

JUNEAU - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering new rules for managing the development of private, state or tribally owned mineral interests within the national...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/agency-mulls-managing-private-refuge-de
State
Residents prepare to evacuate as fire grows

...about changing wind directions and where the fire would likely burn, Leah Eskelin, park ranger with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, stopped to post an updated map.The three recalled the behavior of the Shanta Creek Fire, a 2009 lightning-caused...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/residents-prepare-evacuate-fire-grows
State
Wildfires grow in southcentral Alaska

...worked out real well," he said.The effort to contain the fire was assisted by pre-emptive work by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency had cleared highly flammable dead spruce trees killed by bark beetles along Funny River Road...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-22/wildfires-grow-southcentral-alaska
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