Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...that concludes oil exploration off Alaska's northwest coast has a negligible effect on walrus.The groups claim the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has understated the effects of booming seismic airguns, ship traffic and other industrial activity...
Mild temps mean bears still hanging around

...second-floor deck of his Eagle River home.The former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee heard his dogs barking at...for a few more weeks, he said.Batten retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1998 and knows bear habits...
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...
35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

...Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the agency that oversees offshore lease sales.Andrea Medeiros, spokeswoman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said walrus were first spotted Sept. 13 and have been moving on and off shore. Observers last...
Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

...the current issues with the data, he wrote.Similar concerns were raised by the Anchorage field supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Project spokeswoman Emily Ford said that overall, the Alaska Energy Authority, which is pursuing...
Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

...populations. But caribou are an unwelcome, unnatural presence in a wilderness refuge in the central Aleutian Islands.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials say caribou swim from Adak Island, where they were introduced to provide sport hunting...
Government agrees to wolf decision deadline

...Alexander Archipelago wolf as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act," said Andrea Medeiros, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman.The filing stems from a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and two other...
Tern colonies failed this year near Mendenhall, South Sawyer glaciers

...There are also thousands in Yakutat, which hosts an annual Arctic Tern festival, and some around Petersburg.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates several hundred thousand breeding pairs migrate to Alaska, though the birds are not...
Group seeks to restore crippled creek

...met with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Researchers studying Pacific walrus population

...walrus population ahead of an expected decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on whether the animals need special...survey estimated at least 129,000 animals.In 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found protecting the Pacific walrus...


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