Of Predators and Prey: Alaska Brief Newsletter – November 2014
For years the State of Alaska has had a thing about predators. They don’t like them. Rules regarding hunting predators, like wolves and bears, have increasingly been expanded by the Board of Game to include previously illegal—and unconscionable—hunting practices. The hunting season was extended into breeding season, bag limits increased, and unfair hunting practices like killing cubs or sows with cubs in their dens.
The National Park Service released proposed regulations in September to stop the most extreme predator control practices approved by the State within its National Park unit boundaries. Public comments will be accepted through December 3, 2014. Trustees for Alaska is working with the National Parks Conservation Association to review and comment on the proposed regulations. Learn more about Alaska’s predator control
The Road to Ambler: An Endangered Wild
A 220-mile road is proposed from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District. It would cross numerous rivers and cut through important subsistence areas. It is a controversial project Parnell Administration “Road to Resources” project.
Trustees for Alaska is working with a broad coalition of individuals, tribes, and local community groups to protect this area from this short-sighted development project. Learn more about the road to Ambler Alaska
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