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Ribbon seal shows up in Prince William Sound

...photographed a 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...

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

...pending a 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...

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

...USDA Forest 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

...government's 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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/alaska-pursues-lawsuit-over-refuge-la
Not For Web
Groups file lawsuit for listing of rare wolf

...sued to force a federal agency to decide whether a rare Alaska wolf should be listed as endangered.A decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Alexander Archipelago wolves, a subspecies of gray wolves that lives in old-growth forest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-11/groups-file-lawsuit-listing-rare-wolf
State
Video from polar bear's neck cam shows life on ice

...seal carcass in seawater and scientists speculate she's trying to thaw it out, Atwood said.The USGS is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Polar Bear Recovery Team that will draft a Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan to meet requirements...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-08/video-polar-bears-neck-cam-shows-life-i
State
Village sues feds to open road in refuge

...federal government far more acreage - 97.5 square miles for less than 3 square miles. However, Jewell agreed with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife analysis saying the exchange could not compensate for the special qualities of existing refuge lands...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-05/village-sues-feds-open-road-refuge
State
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...

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

...speculated 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...

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

...That's 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...

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