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Voices of Alaska: Inuit Circumpolar Council responds to climate change

...long way toward mitigating that risk and averting a potential crisis.Climate change has already impacted traditional food sources, and will likely create more disruption. Changing weather patterns have limited the ability to go hunting. Sea ice...
Conservation plan will determine federal funds for Alaskan wildlife

...mammal groups are lemmings, voles, and shrews, many included for ecological importance - because they are a major food source for many predators - and as stewardship species - a species that has more than 74 percent of their global population...
Follow safety guidelines in bear country

...investigating the area to ensure the bear wasn't guarding a food source, like an animal carcass.On the Russian River - one...find to fatten up for another winter. Make sure easy food sources aren't available, and most of the time, they will...
Refuge Notebook: Eat your peas - just not the ones you find in the wild

...pea-shaped flowers that range from light pink to purple. It has an edible carrot-like root that has been used as a food source, raw or cooked, by many Alaska Natives and live-off-the-land subsistence folk. Apparently, you just shouldn't...
Bristol Bay sockeye run well beow forecast

...Atmospheric Administration. This warmer temperature can have negative impacts on salmon, as they and their primary food sources prefer colder water.With the increased food competition from large young year classes and negative environmental factors...
Volunteers rehabilitate the Kenai River

...can tuck in and have protection from predators, whether they be birds, bears, other fish," Beranek said. "And a food source is created there. You're going to have bugs coming in to break those trees down." Over a longer period of time...
Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Where's winter?

...groups moved on for various reasons, not the least of which might have been climate change that moved their traditional food source south.Whatever the cause, it has been one strange winter. I'm not an advocate of global warming, but I certainly...
Refuge Notebook: Living with climate change in our backyards

...evolved to pollinate - which could result in widespread changes or diebacks of native flora, also affecting wildlife food sources. We do know that our actions today can guide and direct the kind of future we want for our grandchildren's grandchildren...
Refuge Notebook: Records fall during 115th Christmas Bird Count

...increase in Rock Pigeons (56) can be attributed to an increase in suitable urban habitat with its associated artificial food sources. But, accordingly, this species' existence is tenuous at best as they depend nearly solely on hand-outs and are...
Tight Lines: Mouseanity in Western Alaska

...was no anomaly, the mouse no occasional morsel. The way these fish were behaving it had to be a major and beloved food source. The only trouble was that my short supply of mouse patterns was soon tattered and literally torn to pieces. Luckily...


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