Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

ANCHORAGE - A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species - caribou. The big game animals are a popular target for Alaska hunters.
Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

Southeast Alaska's last mid-sized mill has been awarded the contract for the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island. The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday that Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock is the winner of the sale's stewardship contract.
35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.
Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

JUNEAU - A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in south-central Alaska.
Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species - caribou.
Tern colonies failed this year near Mendenhall, South Sawyer glaciers

Arctic terns may fly thousands of miles north to the same Southeast Alaskan nesting area year after year, but their colonies are not always successful.
Group seeks to restore crippled creek

FAIRBANKS - Cripple Creek used to wind and snake its way down Chena Ridge near Fairbanks, until a mining company cut a ditch in the 1930s to create a straighter channel it needed to support its operations.
Researchers studying Pacific walrus population

JUNEAU - Researchers are trying to get a better handle on the size of the Pacific walrus population ahead of an expected decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on whether the animals need special protections. A new report from the U.S.
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

WASHINGTON - Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S.
Temporary brown-bear hunting closure opposed

KENAI - A proposed temporary closure of the brown-bear hunting season inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is drawing opposition. Federal officials have proposed halting the hunting of brown bears when the season opens Sept.


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