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Police and Fire for May 21, 2015

...22 of Georgia, hiked to the Mendenhall Glacier and became lost on the way back. They were rescued by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service boat. No injuries were reported.? About 12:41 May 14, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-21/police-and-fire-may-21-2015
Local
Agency will hunt invasive caribou on remote island

...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 Wildlife Refuge...

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?'

...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 birds...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/alaskans-can-help-answer-where-have-
Outdoors
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 from the requirement...

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

...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 used by Native...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/yellow-cedar-under-consideration-end
Outdoors
The story behind the return of the wood bison

...Home Depot, Camai Printing, Granite Construction, Alyeska, John Deere, the Rasmuson Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Wildlife Grant Program. Steel Fab donated most of the work to change normal shipping containers into...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/story-behind-return-wood-bison
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: Wood bison are back; it's a big deal

...American bison. Wood bison, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service numbered around 168,000 in the early 1800s...were discovered in northern Alberta. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service states: "Most of the world population of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/beaten-path-wood-bison-are-back-its-
Outdoors
Alaska wildfire managers prepare for early season

...the snowpack, the grass is still three feet tall," said Kristi Bulock, a fire management officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "It's up and it's fluffy, and it's available for burning, where generally, under a good snowpack...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-12/alaska-wildfire-managers-prepare-early-
State
Feds track seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...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 data. Seabird...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/feds-track-seabird-loss-north-pacifi
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

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