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Fifth annual tern festival to welcome Aleutian terns

...destination. "The idea was around for many years to do some sort of wildlife birding festival," said Yakutat-based wildlife biologist Susan Oehlers. "There's definitely interest in the community for having folks come in to do more than just...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-06/fifth-annual-tern-festival-welcome-aleuti
Art
Celebrating the birds of the Stikine

...of miles to rest, breed or feed on the Stikine, and to rev up the town's economy in a slow season. District Wildlife Biologist for the Forest Service Joe Delabrue said the festival started out as the Garnet Festival, to celebrate the stones...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-06/celebrating-birds-stikine
Art
Denali National Park wolf count drops below 50

...since an estimate of 46 wolves in fall 1986 and is the lowest on record for any spring count.The park's Chief Wildlife Biologist Steve Arthur says the population decline can be attributed to low snowfall, which made it easier for prey to flee...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-28/denali-national-park-wolf-count-drop
Outdoors
Alaska Chapter of Wildlife Society to meet in Juneau

...with a workshop on noninvasive methods for monitoring furbearers on Friday, April 17.Juneau-based state wildlife biologists Rod Flynn and Doug Larsen will be honored with lifetime achievement awards. Dr. Perry Barboza of UAF will be...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-15/alaska-chapter-wildlife-society-meet-june
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Black bear family roams Anchorage neighborhood looking for food

...reported."We don't have one bear, that's a problem," resident Rebecca Rogers said. "We have five."Wildlife biologists cannot confirm it is the same family of bears that frequented the neighborhood last summer.A lot of bears move...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/black-bear-family-roams-anchorage-neigh
State
Black bear family roams Alaska neighborhood looking for food

...reported."We don't have one bear, that's a problem," resident Rebecca Rogers said. "We have five."Wildlife biologists cannot confirm it is the same family of bears that frequented the neighborhood last summer.A lot of bears move...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/black-bear-family-roams-alaska-neighbor
State
Wildlife Society to honor Flynn, Larsen with lifetime achievement awards

...selection modeling, alpine ecology and landscape and population genetics. In addition, Juneau-based state wildlife biologists Rod Flynn and Doug Larsen will be honored with lifetime achievement awards. The meeting is being held jointly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/wildlife-society-honor-flynn-larsen-
Outdoors
Gov reminds Alaskans to be 'Bear Aware'

...I've heard rumors that a bear or two have been seen around Anchorage and Eagle River," Dave Battle, an Anchorage wildlife biologist, said. "Right now is the time to be proactive - before we start getting a lot of calls and complaints," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/gov-reminds-alaskans-be-bear-aware
Outdoors
Study lists Alaska climate change winners

...species of raptors, woodpeckers, songbirds, porcupine, black bears," said lead author Bruce Marcot, a research wildlife biologist at the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. "It'll also create habitat for some of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/study-lists-alaska-climate-change-winne
State
Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

...find can't replace lipid-rich ringed or bearded seals, said Karyn Rode, a U.S. Geological Survey research wildlife biologist and lead author of the review paper published Wednesday in the journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-02/scientists-say-polar-bears-wont-thrive-
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