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YUKON DELTA: Refuge Helps Young Employee Pin Down Career Goals
Alaska Region, December 5, 2005
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Sam Anaruk is a student at Bethel Alternative Boarding School.  He is also an employee of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.   You can also call him “Champ.”  Sam, who works part-time for Yukon Delta Refuge, recently won the 145 pound championship at the Alaska Region 1 Wrestling Tournament.  At work, Sam can be found doing a variety of jobs for Yukon Delta Refuge including data entry, property inventory, or skinning a variety of bird and animal specimens. "He's got a keen interest in wildlife and the outdoors and we want to help him develop as much as possible." said Deputy Refuge Manager Doug Staller. Last summer, Sam worked at the Refuge’s Kigigak Island field station.  Headquartered in Bethel, Alaska and hub to more than 40 Native villages, the 20-million acre Yukon Delta Refuge recruits promising young people like Sam to get them interested in careers in conservation.  We wish him the best of luck at the State tournament in early December.

Contact Info: Kristen Gilbert, 907-786-3391, Kristen_Gilbert@fws.gov
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