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Legislature fails to confirm Ruffner to Board of Fisheries

The Alaska Legislature failed to confirm a Soldotna conservationist for a seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. The confirmation for Gov. Bill Walker's appointee, Robert Ruffner, was defeated...
New fish board member named, not divulged the legislative confirmation process that tanked the last person Walker appointed to the position - Soldotna conservationist Robert Ruffner. Walker's office has yet to announce the appointment. "We will make an announcement first thing...
What others say: Walker may have two more fish seats to fill

...hunting and fishing privileges in that state while receiving the same in Alaska.That led Walker to nominate Soldota conservationist Robert Ruffner to replace Maw, and Ruffner was narrowly defeated in the Legislature 30-29 after sportfishing...
Gillis resignation was over board appointment

...were filed against him in Montana over receiving resident hunting and fishing licenses - Walker nominated Soldotna conservationist Ruffner to the position.The full Legislature voted 30-29 against confirming Ruffner on April 19.In the midst...
Researchers track elusive wolverines

...where a wolverine appeared in the fog loping only a few yards away.Donohoe, an avid outdoor recreationist and conservationist, has called Helena home for less than a year when he heard about the tracking program through MWA.As they hiked...
Many artists have drawn inspiration, drive from nature

...after falling off a ladder while pruning a fruit tree.John Ruskin, a Victorian-era art critic, painter and conservationist, was another hands-on gardener."He studied how everything grew very carefully, not only with his artist's...
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High tunnel program proven on Peninsula

...five years," said Meg Mueller, the NRCS Kenai district conservationist. "It is quite popular and proven useful." Alaska ranks...enhanced in the enclosure, said Pam Voeller, NRCS Kenai Soil Conservationist. This season the Kenai Water and Soil Conservation conducted...

...where they can rest on their long journeys.The new arrivals to the field - hundreds of them - are dowichers, says conservationist Greg Gulot, standing on a dirt berm and focusing his binoculars to identify a wading bird that is one of the first...
DNA tests to start on zoo's bison

...successful effort in the early 1900s to help the American bison recover on the plains, which was led by advocate and conservationist William Hornaday, who helped create the society's forerunner - the New York Zoological Society. In 1905, he...
Will Troyer

...experiences: "Into Brown Bear Country" and "Bear Wrangler: Memoirs of an Alaska Pioneer Biologist." As a conservationist, he was awarded the Alaska Conservation Foundation's Olaus Murie Award in 1987. He was a gardener, birder...


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