My Turn: Sealaska receives new ANCSA land

In the final days of 2014, Congress passed legislation that moved the U.S. government closer to fulfilling its promise to return Native lands to Sealaska shareholders.
Alaska Science Forum: Overwintering in the Bering Sea

...spectacled eiders in the summertime tundra nesting places the birds prefer. The decline was so steep that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials listed the birds as threatened in 1993. Wanting to know more, biologists captured birds during...
Letter to the Editor: Funding cuts hit Round Island research

Recent opinion pieces published by the Alaska Dispatch News have called for additional information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) regarding plans for the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary.
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

The first skirmish - some say it may be the main battle - in the state's effort to explore the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas played out in U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason's courtroom in Anchorage Jan. 20.
State | AK legislature
Trap snares eagle and the woman who says she freed it

A Juneau woman who was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for hindering lawful trapping might have a really good legal defense: She was trying to free an ensnared eagle. The Empire reported Sunday that troopers believe 39-year-old Kathleen K.
State says Obama is breaking promise on Arctic refuge

Alaska political leaders who believed they had a federal government promise of "no more" wilderness designations in the state kept hammering away at President Obama's announcement that he will seek that designation for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

President Obama's decision to designate part of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as untouchable "wilderness" shouldn't have come as a surprise to Alaskans, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director said.
State | AK legislature
Prosecutors dismiss case against woman who freed eagle from trap

Prosecutors on Thursday dismissed the case against a Juneau woman who freed a bald eagle ensnared in a trap, commending her efforts as laudable.
Analysis: Southeast wolves aren't subspecies

Southeast Alaska's wolves aren't as unique as some may think, according to a new scientific report published.
Haines guide sentenced for guiding violation

A big game guide from Haines was sentenced Wednesday to four years probation and fined $2,000 for breaking a federal conservation law.


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