Editor's note: This is the fifth in the Morris Communications series "The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon." For a young state, Alaska has a long history with fisheries management.
BILLINGS, Mont. - Federal wildlife officials say they will review the status of Arctic grayling in Montana to decide if the fish species should receive greater protection on the upper Missouri River.Monday's announcement stems from a legal settlement with wildlife advocates who sued to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take action on hundreds of species.
Auke Lake may be the first place many Juneauites think of for fresh water recreation, but it's also a unique ecosystem with more to it than is immediately apparent.
Last week, a North Carolina-based energy company agreed to pay $1 million in fines, restitution and community service for violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).
ANCHORAGE - Robert Paniyak looks back wistfully to a time more than two decades ago when he and other Alaska Native youths helped scientists capture and band geese to address declining numbers of migratory waterfowl in the state's Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Editor's note: This is the fourth part in the Morris Communications series, "The case for conserving Kenai king salmon." The Yukon River draws into its mouth the largest migration of chinook, chum, and coho salmon stocks in the world.
PETERSBURG - This year will set a record for the biggest harvest of sea otters from Alaska coastal communities, a trend that matches a growing population.
PETERSBURG - Federal wildlife officials have approved new guidelines for using sea otter hides in clothes and handicrafts by Alaska Natives.
ANCHORAGE - Two environmental groups say the federal government is taking too long to decide whether a subspecies of gray wolf found in southeast Alaska old-growth forests should be considered for endangered species protection.
...Wayne OienWaine E. Oien passed away Oct. 31, 2013. Waine lived in Juneau for 35 years and worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Carole C. Oien, of Sun City West...
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