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An invitation to prey

...Center, were installed around the garden - an open invitation for owls seeking a home.U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Technician Gwen Baluss, who also volunteered to set up the boxes, said owls have used boxes as a substitute for natural...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-01/invitation-prey
Local
Tern colonies failed this year near Mendenhall, South Sawyer glaciers

...appear to have failed.Though most of arctic terns are, by now, well on their way south, U.S. Forest Service wildlife technician Gwen Baluss cautions those hiking to the Mendenhall Glacier to watch out for the birds during the summer months...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/tern-colonies-failed-year-near-mende
Outdoors
Welcome to the bear show

...Service crew supervisor Harry Tullis and ADF&G Wildlife Technician Carl Koch met us. We attached our kayaks to a...Here, they're habituated, and the rangers and wildlife technicians are there to make sure you don't inadvertently...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/southeast-adventure
Outdoors
Ribbon seal shows up in Prince William Sound

ANCHORAGE - A visitor from the north made an unexpected appearance in Prince William Sound this week.Federal wildlife technicians conducting a seabird and marine mammal survey spotted and photographed a ribbon seal, which are normally seen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/ribbon-seal-shows-prince-william-sound
State
Fireside lectures, photo workshop at the glacier

...weekly Fireside Lecture featuring Alaska's hummingbirds with Tongass National Forest Biologist Brian Logan and Wildlife Technician Gwen Baluss. This is the second to last Fireside Lecture of the 2014 season. Logan and Baluss will discuss how...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/fireside-lectures-photo-workshop-gla
Outdoors
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to host three events this week

...weekly Fireside Lecture will feature Alaska's hummingbirds with Tongass National Forest Biologist Brian Logan and Wildlife Technician Gwen Baluss. This is the second to last Fireside Lecture of the 2014 season.Locally common in summer, the tiny...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-20/mendenhall-glacier-visitor-center-host-th
Art
Outside in 2013

...spotted by local Gus van Vleet and reported upon by Wildlife Spy Columnist Beth Peluso. U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Technician Baluss said these earlier records of Anna's hummingbirds showing up in Alaska (a departure from their traditional...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-03/outside-2013
Outdoors
Officials show how to release trapped pets

...person with no knowledge of trapping can open a body-gripping Conibear trap should talk to Sarah DeGennaro.A wildlife technician at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks at the time, DeGennaro, who is also an artist, was asked...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-27/officials-show-how-release-trapped-pets
State
Moose retrieval program gets local aid

...Department of Fish and Game data."I would say that it is probably on par with other years," said Larry Lewis, ADFG wildlife technician.Those numbers are low, he said, as about 25 percent of the moose that are hit do not die on the roadside and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-23/moose-retrieval-program-gets-local-aid
State
My Turn: Trapping questions

...Redoubt Report's 16 January 2013 article on trapping in the Cooper Landing area, I was struck by Larry Lewis, a wildlife technician with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, being quoted saying,"There are two sides to every story and if...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-01-23/my-turn-trapping-questions
Opinion

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