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Agency will hunt invasive caribou on remote island

...to a remote island in the Aleutians to kill caribou, an invasive species that threatens wilderness vegetation.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is moving forward with plans to protect Kagalaska Island, part of the Alaska Maritime National...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-22/agency-will-hunt-invasive-caribou-remot
State
Alaskans can help answer 'Where have all the rusty blackbirds gone?'

...on for a century or more. The rusty blackbird is now included in the IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Birds of Conservation Concern, and the Audubon Alaska WatchList of declining and vulnerable...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/alaskans-can-help-answer-where-have-
Outdoors
The story behind the return of the wood bison

...Alyeska, John Deere, the Rasmuson Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Wildlife Grant Program. Steel...Environmental Conservation State Veterinarian office. And the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service published the special rule under Section...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/story-behind-return-wood-bison
Opinion
Subsistent hunters exempt from Federal duck stamp requirements, for now

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week announced an interim policy that implements a new law exempting qualified Alaska subsistence hunters...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/subsistent-hunters-exempt-federal-du
Outdoors
Yellow cedar under consideration for endangered species protection

...ANCHORAGE - An iconic Alaska tree may warrant protection as a threatened or endangered species due to climate warming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday.The agency will begin a status review of yellow cedar, a tree revered and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/yellow-cedar-under-consideration-end
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: Wood bison are back; it's a big deal

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

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

...Everything 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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/feds-track-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
Outdoors
Smuggled turtles intercepted at Anchorage airport

ANCHORAGE - Inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service made an unusual discovery at Ted Stevens Anchorage International...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/smuggled-turtles-intercepted-anchorage-
State
State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

Alaska is laying claim to a sliver of what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service thinks is the Arctic National Wildlife...originally offered in a 2011 lease sale and bid on.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maps have also shown this acreage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-29/state-claims-20000-acres-edge-anwr
State

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