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Off the Beaten Path: Wood bison are back; it's a big deal

...American bison. Wood bison, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service numbered around 168,000 in the early 1800s...were discovered in northern Alberta. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service states: "Most of the world population of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/beaten-path-wood-bison-are-back-its-
Outdoors
Feds track seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...changed afterward, including marine birds."Counts at bird colonies were not part of the USGS review. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seabird researcher David Irons said trends at colonies are generally in sync with the at-sea data. Seabird...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/feds-track-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
Outdoors
Feds document seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...availability, a consequence of warmer ocean temperatures.The review does not include counts at nesting colonies. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seabird researcher David Irons says colony data indicates a decline that leveled off after 2000.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/feds-document-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
State
Alaska wildfire managers prepare for early season

...the snowpack, the grass is still three feet tall," said Kristi Bulock, a fire management officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "It's up and it's fluffy, and it's available for burning, where generally, under a good snowpack...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-12/alaska-wildfire-managers-prepare-early-
State
Burmeister has lead in Iditarod, first to leave Galena

...Manchester, New Hampshire, native lived in a tent on the Alaska Peninsula in 1990, counting birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.JEFF KINGThe list of mushers with five Iditarod wins consists of one name - Rick Swenson - but several have...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-13/burmeister-has-lead-iditarod-first-lea
Sports
Alaska Science Forum: Overwintering in the Bering Sea

...spectacled eiders in the summertime tundra nesting places the birds prefer. The decline was so steep that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials listed the birds as threatened in 1993. Wanting to know more, biologists captured birds during...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/alaska-science-forum-overwintering-b
Outdoors
Letter to the Editor: Funding cuts hit Round Island research

...approximately $100,000 that would have put two department staff on Round Island for a full summer season. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service helped staff and fund operations on Round Island for many years, but that ceased in 2005 when they, too...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-12/letter-editor-funding-cuts-hit-round-
Letters
My Turn: Sealaska receives new ANCSA land

...not cause long-term harm to the natural habitat, especially salmon habitat.Together with our partners (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State of Alaska and TNC) we will remove a 100-year-old dam this summer so salmon have access to miles...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-sealaska-receives-new-ancsa-l
Opinion
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...potential in 1987.Schechter said the state believes the federal law still allows for exploration done under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regulations, as is the case in other many other national wildlife refuges that are not designated wilderness...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature
Trap snares eagle and the woman who says she freed it

...to death, he noted.Tiernan alerted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service raptor specialist in Juneau, Steve Lewis...near Denver, Colorado. The repository is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-run organization that distributes eagle...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-21/trap-snares-eagle-and-woman-who-says-sh
Local

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