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The story behind the return of the wood bison

...Alyeska, John Deere, the Rasmuson Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Wildlife Grant Program. Steel...Environmental Conservation State Veterinarian office. And the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service published the special rule under Section...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/story-behind-return-wood-bison
Opinion
Alaskans can help answer 'Where have all the rusty blackbirds gone?'

...on for a 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...

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...

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

...ANCHORAGE - An 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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/yellow-cedar-under-consideration-end
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: Wood bison are back; it's a big deal

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

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

...without 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...

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

...Everything 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...

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
Burmeister has lead in Iditarod, first to leave Galena

...fact: The Manchester, New Hampshire, native lived in a tent on the Alaska Peninsula in 1990, counting birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.JEFF KINGThe list of mushers with five Iditarod wins consists of one name - Rick Swenson - but...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-13/burmeister-has-lead-iditarod-first-lea
Sports
Alaska Science Forum: Overwintering in the Bering Sea

...a lack of 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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/alaska-science-forum-overwintering-b
Outdoors

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