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End of winter heralds arrive of mosquitoes

...relief and delight. However, that delight is tempered by the arrival of another sign of summer - the mosquito. Alaska has 34 species of mosquito, and the first of the season made their unwelcome presence known about a week ago. Large and lumbering, these...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/end-of-winter-heralds-arrive-of-mosq
News
Researchers track elusive wolverines

...indicating the presence of the threatened species.After the training, volunteers continuing...challenge of track identification, as several species leave tracks of similar size and shape...wind and sun distorting tracks even more species come into play for trackers.Ingman found...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-30/researchers-track-elusive-wolver
Outdoors
Flocking together: Weather affects bird migration, still plenty for birders to see

...Burke said. This time of year, the Kenai River flats are primarily hosting between eight and 10 common duck species, several species of geese, and sandpipers, said Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Fish and Wildlife Biologist Todd Eskelin. Shorebirds...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/weather-affects-bird-migration-still
News
Voices of Alaska: Many contribute to wood bison project

...truly remarkable that 100 of the Western Hemisphere's largest species of land mammal were safely transported by land and air more...published the special rule under Section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act which allowed landowners to welcome the bison to their...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-19/voices-of-alaska-many-contribute-
Opinion
"Scannin" Salmon App!" Wins 25th Anniversary Caring for the Kenai Competition

...Her smartphone app idea with the ability to identify salmon species by simply taking their picture and matching it to an online...Akers of Homer had a great plan for battling invasive plant species. Kelina Polushkin and Ustina Chernishoff from Voznesenka high...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-04-20/scannin-salmon-app-wins-25th-ann
Dispatch
Peninsula growers find opportunity with Rhodiola

...Rhodiola being grown domestically are close to the natural species, she said. "There's a lot of stress on the plant," Illig said. "By cultivating it, we can help protect the wild species." Reach Kelly Sullivan at kelly.sullivan@peninsulaclarion...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-20/rhodiola-on-the-rise
News
Let's start talking now

...managers are again going to be challenged to conserve king salmon while still providing harvest opportunity for more abundant species. And those who harvest fish will be pushing for every opportunity available to wet a line or set a net.Most of the time...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-11/lets-start-talking-now
Opinion

...bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by...long-eared bat meets the criteria for a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. It stopped short of declaring it endangered...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/david-n-goodman/2015-04-01
Alaska's yellow cedar considered for endangered protection

...protection as a threatened or endangered species due to climate warming, the U.S. Fish...sure their actions don't jeopardize the species. The law also requires designating critical...modification" of the habitat.Under endangered species law, the agency has 12 months from submission...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-09/alaskas-yellow-cedar-considered-for-
News
Legislative Information Office teleconference schedule for April 8

...Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 112 Repeal CFEC; Transfer Functions to ADFG, HB 38 Aquatic Invasive Species and HJR 20 Fish & Wildlife Management by States. Testimony will be taken.Wednesday 1:30 p.m.The Senate Finance Committee...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-07/legislative-information-office-telec
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