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Attu Village Descendants gather grass. Photo by Zoe Sobel/KUCB
Attu Village Descendants gather grass. Photo by Zoe Sobel/KUCB
 

Commemorating the Battle of Attu
May 14, 2018

May 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the battles of Attu. The Service and partners are commemorating the Battle of Attu, World War II in the Aleutians, and the sacrifices of the Alaska Native Unangax^ people. Attu has gone full circle from national wildlife refuge before the war, to battlefield, and now it's back to birds - providing wildlife habitat as part of Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Working together to heal the land, fish and wildlife; veterans, survivors, and descendants can heal by connecting to nature and families can heal by telling their stories.

 


Canada Lynx Photo by Sara Germain/USFWS
Canada Lynx Photo by Sara Germain/USFWS
 
Canada Lynx
May 7, 2018

The Northwest Boreal Lynx Project is investigating the long distance movements of Canada lynx in relation to the 10-year snowshoe hare cycle. Lynx can and do move very LONG distances. An adult lynx can travel close to 1000 miles, swimming mighty rivers and climbing many mountains. They travel from Alaska all the way across Yukon Territory to Northwest Territories in Canada before deciding to return to Yukon. Why did they leave Alaska? How did they cross these mountains and rivers? What landscape features do they prefer? Where will they go next? These are all questions we hope to begin to answer.

 


Alaska Wild Foods Collage / USFWS
Alaska Wild Foods Collage / USFWS
 
Alaska Wild Foods
May 1, 2018

There are a few things in life that connect us all---one of those things is food. People across the state and employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska generously share their experience harvesting, preparing and eating wild foods through stories, photos, and special recipes. 

 

 

 


Grand Prize Poster Winner: Naomi Hernandez
Grand Prize Poster Winner
 
2019 Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar Contest
April 12, 2018

The Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar Contest is a state-wide poster and literature competition. The purpose of the contest is to encourage local students to learn about bird conservation. K-12 students (public, private or home-schooled) residing in or adjacent to the North Slope Borough and the following National Wildlife Refuges: Yukon Delta, Togiak, Izembek, Alaska Maritime, Alaska Peninsula/Becharof, Selawik, Innoko, Tetlin, Kodiak, Koyukuk/Nowitna/Innoko. Thank you to eveyone that participated and assisted in this years competion for the 2019 calendar. Read more

 


Best of Show Artwork - Canvasback Duck by Audrey Schick.
Best of Show Artwork - Canvasback Duck by Audrey Schick.
 
2018 Alaska Jr. Duck Stamp Contest
April 3, 2018

Congratulations to Audrey Schick, 17, of Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau, who took top honors in the 2018 Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest with a painting of a canvasback duck. A panel of five judges chose Audrey’s artwork out of the 196 entries from across the state to represent Alaska in the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest that will be held on April 20 in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Conservation Message went to Grant Pierson, 13, also of Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau, for this thoughtful words “Conservation is like cleaning a room, it’s easier than you think and it has to get done.”

For complete contest results visit Junior Duckstamp Conservation Program


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