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ALASKA PENINSULA BECHAROF NWR: Staff Reach Out to Surrounding Villages
Alaska Region, January 25, 2010
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Park Ranger Lind instructs children in the particulars of the Calender Contest.
Park Ranger Lind instructs children in the particulars of the Calender Contest. - Photo Credit: n/a
Refuge Staff in front of the Refuge Found at Chignik Bay.
Refuge Staff in front of the Refuge Found at Chignik Bay. - Photo Credit: n/a
Coming in to the Village of Chignik Lagoon.
Coming in to the Village of Chignik Lagoon. - Photo Credit: n/a

On January 12th,13th and 14th Deputy Manager Brady, Biologist Britton, Pilot Wittkop and Ranger Lind arrived in the villages of Chignik Lake, Chignik Bay and Chignik Lagoon. The trip was planned to introduce the new refuge staff to the village residents. Each respective village called their council members and all residents to an informal meeting to listen and share mutual concerns about wildlife and cultural resources.  Additionally, a trip was made on the 8th to the village of Port Hieden.  A number of residents took time away from work to attend the meetings, and they were well received. 

 

Ranger Lind visited the village schools to promote the Migratory Waterfowl Calendar contest to the students. Ranger Lind gave drawing and poem lessons and encouraged students to submit artwork.  Alaska U.S. Fish & Wildlife sponsors an annual waterfowl calendar contest for youth across the state.

 

The local adults and students expressed appreciation to USFWS staff for the visits. The trip helped Service staff better understand the concerns of local residents.  Both residents and staff made a commitment that future visits would not be spaced so far apart. 


Contact Info: Michael Brady, 907-246-1201, michael_brady@fws.gov



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