New TV Series Showcases Alaska Refuges
It’s not often that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees star in a national TV series showcasing wildlife conservation on national wildlife refuges.
But they’re getting their star turn this fall on Animal Planet’s exciting new 10-part series “Into Alaska,” highlighting Kenai and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuges. The series premieres Monday, October 15, just in time for National Wildlife Refuge Week (October 14-20 this year).
“Into Alaska” takes viewers deep into spectacular refuge settings and shows some of the extraordinary challenges Service employees meet while they work to keep these stunning places wild and safe.
The cameras follow
- a refuge law enforcement officer responding to an emergency call to rescue capsized boaters from frigid waters,
- research pairs who trek into remote parts of the refuge to monitor bear and salmon, and
- a refuge biologist training to become a Service pilot so he can conduct aerial wildlife surveys.
In the process, the series articulates the deep commitment to wildlife conservation that drives Service employees.
“Into Alaska” premieres Monday, October 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
In the state of Alaska, DishTV and DirectTV will air the show Monday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Alaska time.