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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/researchers-studying-pacific-walrus-pop
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/alaska-refuge-proposes-killing-invasive
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-02/alaska-refuge-proposes-killing-invasive
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/35000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/federal-agency-expresses-concern-dam-st
State
Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

...organization petitioned the U.S. government to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf as endangered in 2011, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make a decision on the wolves' status by the end of 2015, Edwards said. The Juneau Fish...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-02/viking-lumber-wins-big-thorne-contract-
Local
Photo: Giving it the personal touch

...herbicide by hand to reed canary grass next to Montana Creek on Monday. Valverde was working with John Hudson of the U.S. Fish & Game to kill the invasive plant, which if left unchecked can choke off waterways.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-09/giving-it-personal-touch
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-24/government-agrees-wolf-decision-deadlin
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-25/government-agrees-wolf-decision-deadlin
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/tern-colonies-failed-year-near-mende
Outdoors

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