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As president comes to Anchorage, spots of Juneau rise to surface

...which would run through a wilderness area of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, was rejected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Carr-Odom thinks that's a mistake."Human life is much more important," she said, referring to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/president-comes-anchorage-spots-juneau-
Local
Court hears polar bear habitat arguments

...Tuesday.Robert Stockman acknowledged that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan designating an area larger than California...recovery of a threatened population.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service habitat plan designating 187,000 square...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/court-hears-polar-bear-habitat-argument
State
Grizzlies kill more Montana livestock than in all 2014

...that's a new thing because most of those bears were gone before the turn of the (20th) century."The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide this year whether to lift protections for the grizzly bear, a species currently classified...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/grizzlies-kill-more-montana-livestock
Not For Web
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Just say 'No'

...well.Over 98 percent of the Auke Lake sockeye spawn in inlet streams with a majority using Lake Creek. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service radio telemetry study documented 87 percent of sockeye returning to Auke Lake spawn within roughly 1 kilometer...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-11/empire-readers-council-editorial-just
Opinion
Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat

...Tuesday.Robert Stockman acknowledged that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan designating an area larger than California...recovery of a threatened population.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service habitat plan designating 187,000 square...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/federal-appeals-court-hears-arguments-p
State
Lion hunting doesn't make you a sadist

...the local economy. Let's also say that lions in Zimbabwe are not endangered - which, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, they are not. In this situation, would the hunt be acceptable? If your answer is no, that is completely...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-10/lion-hunting-doesnt-make-you-sadist
Letters
What's out there for the kids?

...the outdoors.They're working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on incorporating hunter-education, and...the University of Alaska, Southeast, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Douglas Island Pink and Chum Fish Hatchery...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-31/whats-out-there-kids
Outdoors
Half of Columbia River sockeye dying due to hot water

...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."When...

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

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

...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.Bruce...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/groups-want-hunting-season-suspended-ra
State

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