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Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers

Anglers on the most heavily used river in the state will be joined by another group of fishermen this year after the Federal Subsistence Board on Thursday voted to allow subsistence gillnetting on the Kenai River.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-22/federal-board-allows-gillnetting-on-
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Refuge Notebook: What do caribou and wood bison have in common?

Last weekend on a drive back from Anchorage, whizzing by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center at 57 miles per hour my daughter pointed out a strange looking moose on the side of the Seward Highway.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-22/refuge-notebook-what-do-caribou-
Outdoors

BILLINGS, Mont. - Leaders of American Indian tribes in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains have joined an effort to retain federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park. The U.S.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-01-12
Arts & Entertainment

FRESNO, Calif. - Loggers cutting down forests burned in wildfires could bring about the extinction of California spotted owls, wildlife advocates said Tuesday as they sought protection for the birds under the federal Endangered Species Act.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/scott-smith/2014-12-23
Brown bear hunting on refuge closed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday announced a temporary closure of sport hunting of brown bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The closure is effective Sept. 1 through May 31, 2015.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-30/brown-bear-hunting-on-refuge-closed
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Refuge Notebook: Progress on eradicating elodea from the Kenai Peninsula

I am fascinated by how plants and animals are named. Elodea, the first submersed freshwater invasive plant to infest Alaska, was named by the famous French botanist Andre Michaux. Michaux was first sent to the U.S. in 1785 by Louis XVI.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-11-13/refuge-notebook-progress-on-erad
Outdoors

...concludes oil exploration off Alaska's northwest coast has a negligible effect on walrus.The groups claim the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has understated the effects of booming seismic airguns, ship traffic and other industrial activity as it...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dan-joling/2014-11-10

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/felicia-fonseca/2014-10-30
Refuge Notebook: Thousands of feet on the ground are a challenge in Changbai Mountain, China

I had the honor of serving as one of six delegates representing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, at the second annual Changbai Mountain International Ecological Forum last month in Jilin Province, northeast...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-10-23/refuge-notebook-thousands-of-fee
Outdoors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Two South African brothers have been indicted in Alabama on charges of conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunting trips to Americans and of selling rhino horns on the black market.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/phillip-rawls/2014-10-23

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