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Anti-KSM groups seek federal help

...to D.C., they met with representatives from the State Department, the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, among others. The groups are concerned that Alaska will reap no...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-27/anti-ksm-groups-seek-federal-help
Local | Outdoors
Agency to review Archipelago wolves

...be considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act.Environmental groups announced Friday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had granted their request for an in-depth status review of Alexander Archipelago wolves, which live on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/agency-review-archipelago-wolves
State
Alaska Editorial: Lawsuit over denied ANWR plan is the right move

...governor on March 14 announced that the state has filed suit against the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over those agencies' refusal to consider the state's plan for exploratory oil and gas activity in the 1...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-25/alaska-editorial-lawsuit-over-denied-
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: Living in wolf country

...The densest populations are in Southeast where deer, by and large, make up their main food source. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there's around 5,400 gray wolves in the lower 48. According to the International Wolf Center...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/beaten-path-living-wolf-country
Outdoors
Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...invertebrates in sediment and likely were affected by lingering oil, said David Irons, a seabirds expert with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.The decline of its other prey, juvenile herring, didn't help. Numbers continue to decline in both oiled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/exxon-valdez-spill-effects-linger
State
New Kenai River guides ready to fish; focus shifts from kings

...you've got 20 pounds of high grade pot in your trunk," he said. "You have to be paranoid."Rob Barto, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officer taught a class that involved several scenarios that guides could be confronted with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-23/new-kenai-river-guides-ready-fish-focus
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: State makes a point in suing over federal failure to consider oil plan

...governor on Friday announced that the state has filed suit against the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over those agencies' refusal to consider the state's plan for exploratory oil and gas activity in the 1...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-19/alaska-editorial-state-makes-point-su
Opinion
Zirkle aims for Iditarod title after narrow misses

...the University of Pennsylvania. She lived in a wall tent on the Alaska Peninsula, counting birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.She returned to college, finished her degree in 1992 and headed straight back to Alaska. After she and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-06/zirkle-aims-iditarod-title-after-narro
Sports
Zoo plans expansion of polar bear exhibit

...The expansion will allow the zoo to care for as many as six cubs.The zoo has a five-year permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to respond to orphaned cubs. It's the only such permit issued in the nation."We're very pleased that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-02/zoo-plans-expansion-polar-bear-exhibit
State
Killer bears and lemming suicide: Busting myths about Alaska animals

...decided the meal is worth the swim.Mike Jacobson spent decades as an eagle management specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before he retired. "They can let go," Jacobson said. "It's common for them to get a hold of a fish...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-21/killer-bears-and-lemming-suicide-bus
Outdoors

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