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Task force sparks debate

...of damage at this point, but there is damage done," said Ginny Litchfield, area manager of Fish and Game's habitat division. "... A lot of this doesn't happen until it is too late and you've already lost the habitat. So you should...
Fish and Game focus on culture to start

...Game Department budget includes $62.6 million in federal funding, a 0.7 percent increase versus 2011. The habitat division budget increased 3 percent to $4.2 million, mostly with a $103,000 appropriation for the addition of a new...
'Gold in them thar creeks'

...His permit, issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, runs for six weeks and is for this summer only. Habitat Division Area Manager Jackie Timothy said she felt sure the presence of steelhead in the creek would cause her to deny the...
Taking on a brand new role: Reluctant activist pushes for better future for Alaska's resources

...Murkowski, completely sabotaged it, twisting it entirely in favor of mining interests. First, he transferred the Habitat Division from Fish and Game, the only department whose mandate is to protect our fish and wildlife resources, to DEC, who...
AC weighs in on issues

When it comes to red salmon, commercial fisherman Paul Shadura thinks allowing anglers to keep a fish accidentally snagged elsewhere than the mouth is a bad idea. Because of the difficulty in differentiating between intentional and non-intentional snagging, Shadura says allowing this to happen sets a dangerous precedent on the Kenai River and invites abuse.
Putting things back in order

Some good news coming out of the state: Gov. Sarah Palin announced the Habitat Division will be returning to Department of Fish and Game, out of the Department of Natural Resources, where it was moved by former Gov...
Culvert repair money to get a second look

...outside of Tuesday's public meeting is pretty much out of the question. She said she worries that if the Alaska Habitat Division came to the borough, inspected the 20 to 30 borough roads that currently have seriously problematic culverts, and...
Biologist says shells on rig contain no life, no invasive species, Fish and Game mum

...might have been from an earlier period in the rig's history. Ginny Litchfield, area manager of Fish and Game's habitat division, said the department has received the report and is reviewing it. "ADF&G will review all pertinent information...
Changes in the works for Kachemak reserve

...and a state entity. In Alaska, the partnership initially was with the Fish and Game Habitat Division. When Gov. Frank Murkowski moved the Habitat Division from Fish and Game, the reserve was moved to the Division of Sport Fish. Funding is...
A step in the right direction: Legislature needs to pass bill before Pebble Mine moves on

...was when he transferred the Habitat Division from Fish and Game to the Department of Natural Resources. The Habitat Division's role under Fish and Game...addition, HB 41 returns the Habitat Division back to Fish and Game. Unfortunately...


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