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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
Group seeks to restore crippled creek

...met with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/group-seeks-restore-crippled-creek
State
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
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
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...7.2 million from czarist Russia.The FBI tapped its local contacts, including federal judges, the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage, an Anchorage physician and others for names of reliable Alaskans to be approached...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-stay-behind-agents
State
Temporary brown-bear hunting closure opposed

...refuge is mandated by Congress to conserve wildlife population - and that includes brown bears."Last October, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service implemented a 30-day emergency closure on the refuge. To date this year, 54 brown bears have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/temporary-brown-bear-hunting-closure-op
State
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

...with an outfitter in Mechanicsburg.For some time, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had been studying the dangers to...sent $100 and an application for an import permit to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They received a letter back that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/hunters-fight-bring-polar-bear-trophies
State
My Turn: Muskoxen are a conservation success

...the time, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game managed the muskox herd on Nunivak, sharing jurisdiction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the habitat as part of a national wildlife reserve. While circumnavigating the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-08/my-turn-muskoxen-are-conservation-suc
Opinion
Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures

...Sharon Gleason called the case moot in siding with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Department of Interior...the refuges for research and management activities. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official responded that such activities...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-31/judge-tosses-lawsuit-over-federal-refug
State
At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

...represent an important supporting cast.This year's Bearfest topic, "Bears and People," attracted experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, Park Service, professors and researchers."For them, it's a chance to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/wrangell-cause-grin-bear
Local

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