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Man accused in lion death thought hunt was legal

...went unanswered.According to U.S. court records, Palmer pleaded guilty in 2008 to making false statements to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about a black bear he fatally shot in western Wisconsin. Palmer had a permit to hunt but shot...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/man-accused-lion-death-thought-hunt-w
Not For Web
Half of Columbia River sockeye dying due to hot water

...species of salmon and steelhead are listed as endangered or threatened in the Columbia River basin.Don Campton of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said fish congregating in confined areas trying to find cool water makes them a target for pathogens...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/half-columbia-river-sockeye-dying-due
Not For Web
Tune in to nature

...British man narrating it, but Juneau kids are finding that the best nature show is the one in their own back yard.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Alaska Coordinator Steve Brockman introduced in 2011 a project he thought would connect...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-27/tune-nature
Local
Groups ask for government action on POW wolves

...black-tailed deer." It will also increased hunting, trapping, and human pressure on the wolves, they said.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected at the end of the year to issue a decision on whether or not Southeast's Alexander...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/groups-ask-government-action-pow-wol
Outdoors
Groups want hunting season suspended for rare wolves

...forests and reduces carrying capacity for deer.After a lawsuit last year claiming inaction by federal regulators, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed in September to decide by late 2015 whether the wolves warrant endangered species protection...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/groups-want-hunting-season-suspended-ra
State
Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

...time it takes to drill a complete exploratory well.Shell had hoped to simultaneously drill two wells. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requires a minimum of 15 miles between drill sites to avoid significant effects on walrus. Shell's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/shell-gets-permits-limited-oil-drilling
State
Federal refuge employees kill charging Kodiak brown bear

...sow as it charged Sunday on a brushy hillside.Kodiak radio station KMXT reports that the bear fell 8 feet from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service technicians, whose names were not released.Deputy refuge manager Tevis Underwood says the employees...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-10/federal-refuge-employees-kill-charging-
State
My Turn: The Shell Game

...Department approved Shell's detailed exploration plan in May allowing them to proceed, a second DOI agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, cited an obscure regulation requiring drilling operations to be at least 15 miles apart to protect...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-09/my-turn-shell-game
Opinion
Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a draft recovery plan, part of the process after the agency listed the species as threatened...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits

...and are trying again. In a letter Tuesday, 10 conservation groups urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to enforce a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule requiring a minimum spacing of 15 miles between drill rigs or seismic survey vessels.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/shell-heads-alaska-while-awaiting-final
State

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