Environment

Dept. Fish & Game

Fish and Game asking to get registration permits back from fall and winter caribou hunts before hunters lose eligibility for this year.

Earthquake rattles Southwest Alaska

May 29, 2015
Alaska Earthquake Center

6.4 earthquake struck 80 miles northeast of the Chigniks at 11pm Thursday night.

Wettest May on record for Bristol Bay

May 26, 2015
Carolyn Smith

Two weeks of near constant rain set new record and cause high water levels for area lakes and rivers.

"Summer of Blubber" now live from Round Island

May 22, 2015
Explore.org

A new set of cameras by Explore.org offers a window on some of the thousands of male walruses sunning themselves on Round Island's beaches.

Fish and Game: Don't touch 'orphaned' wildlife

May 20, 2015

Department is discouraging contact with newborns, which is illegal and can be dangerous.

Alison Eskelin / DNR

Wood Tikchik will absorb one of three personnel cuts statewide as the State Parks works with $500,000 budget reduction.

National Park Service

No major spill reported at vessel, which caught fire and capsized Apr. 21 northeast of Kodiak Island, found aground on Katmai's coast May 7.

Jack McFarland, Alaska Marine Surveyors

NPS says petroleum-like sheen emanating from 82' vessel, which caught fire and capsized on April 21.

Matt Martin/KDLG

City's waste now being burned, rather than buried, and it seems to be working smoothly.

Airport officials aim to keep birds out

May 1, 2015
Matt Martin/KDLG

Migratory birds are making their way up north and many are looking for a nice pond or lake to rest their wings. But they won’t find a warm welcome at the Dillingham Airport. 

DNR

Recent wildland fires in Dillingham and Togiak highlight dangerous period of human-caused fires prior to spring green-up.

Spirit of Youth Award

Dillon and Triston Chaney, brothers from Dillingham, have been nominated for the Spirit of Youth Award.

Matt Martin

Swans and other migratory birds are showing up early this year.

Lauri Jemison

Annenberg Foundation, zoos, aquariums, and others will help keep unique spot staffed and open despite state funding cuts.

Tracking wolves a tougher task without snow

Apr 8, 2015
National Park Service

Wildlife biologists say the lack of snow this spring makes bears and wolves more difficult to find.

Area biologists say it’s been a difficult spring to conduct surveys of bear and wolf populations. KDLG’s Matt Martin reports:

 Audio transcript: 

Pat Walsh is the Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist at the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. He says the difficulty comes from little snow in the refuge.

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