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IN THE PAPER

SEARCHING FOR POLAR BEARS ON ALASKA'S NORTH SLOPE

“Armed with infrared cameras and scent-trained dogs, wildlife researchers are trying to better identify the dens of pregnant polar bears so that industry can steer clear.”

        News Deeply, March 14, 2017
        High North News, March 28, 2017

A SHIFTING LANDSCAPE MEANS LESS FOOD FOR ALASKA'S HUNTERS

“The state’s subsistence hunters report the biggest problem they face isn’t declining wildlife populations, but a growing number of obstacles created by climate change, from rotten ice and melting permafrost to fallen trees scorched by wildfires.”

        News Deeply, January 18, 2017

BEYOND CITIZEN SCIENCE

“Local observations of climate change impacts guide vulnerability research.”

        Long Term Ecological Research Network, September 1, 2016

LIVING OFF THE LAND IN A CHANGING ARCTIC CLIMATE

“Moose are one of the main resources for subsistence hunters in Alaska. Areas that are recovering from a low-severity wildfire can attract the ungulates. “If we didn’t have fires ripping through, we would have fewer moose walking through here and fewer full freezers,” said Todd Brinkman, an assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.”

        Long Term Ecological Research Network, July 15, 2016

CLIMATE CHANGE LIMITS ACCESS TO SUBSISTENCE RESOURCES

“Climate change is creating a variety of new obstacles for Alaska subsistence hunters, but access — not threats to wildlife — is perceived as the biggest challenge, according to a recent study.”

        Sit News, November 17, 2016
        Alaska Business, November 21, 2016
        Daily News Minor, November 26, 2016

STUDY SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE HINDERS SOME SUBSISTENCE EFFORTS IN ALASKA

“Climate change has been the subject of many discussions, and scientists say that the Arctic is feeling the effects more significantly than the rest of the globe.”

        KTOO News, November 30, 2016

RESEARCHERS EXAMINE CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON ALASKA HUNTERS

“A University of Alaska Fairbanks study says climate change is having significant impacts on subsistence hunting and travel in communities across Alaska.”

        Juneau Empire, December 1, 2016
        AP News, December 1, 2016
        KTUU News, December 1, 2016
        The Washington Times, December 1, 2016
        Ketchikan Daily News, December 1, 2016

ALASKA GAME BOARD, AVIATION GROUP CLASH ON NEW SHEEP HUNTING RULES

“A University of Alaska Fairbanks study says climate change is having significant impacts on subsistence hunting and travel in communities across Alaska.”

        Fairbanks Daily News Miner, May 2, 2015

AS ALASKA DALL SHEEP POPULATIONS SHRINK, GUIDES AND HUNTERS VIE FOR BIGGER SHARE OF HARVEST

“Dall sheep populations have been shrinking across Alaska for two decades. No one knows that better than sheep hunters -- one reason why the Alaska Board of Game has fielded more than 110 proposals to change sheep hunting regulations the past five years.”

        Anchorage Daily News, February 13, 2015

LARGER VENUE SECURED FOR SHEEP HUNT MEETING

“Anticipating a vocal turnout from local sheep hunters, the Fairbanks Fish and Game Advisory Committee will move to a larger venue tonight.”

        Fairbanks Daily News Minor, January 20, 2015

UAF PROFESSOR TO PRESENT PRELIMINARY RESULTS ON STATEWIDE SHEEP HUNTER SURVEY

“Todd Brinkman, an assistant professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks presents preliminary results tonight on a survey that about 700 Alaska resident sheep hunters filled out this year. The survey had a response rate of about 37 percent among Alaska hunters, a large percentage for this kind of study, Brinkman said.”

        Fairbanks Daily News Minor, November 18, 2014

UAF SURVEY TARGETS SHEEP HUNTERS' CONCERNS

“The University of Alaska Fairbanks' wildlife department is conducting a survey for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to address complaints about competition, crowding and conflicts among Alaska's Dall sheep hunters, guides and transporters.”

        Fairbanks Daily News Minor, August 6, 2014

DESKTOP SCIENCE HELPS 'PEOPLE OF THE CARIBOU' PREPARE FOR CHANGE

“Whatever else comes in its wake, climate change is forcing scientists and laypersons alike to take a closer look at how data is presented, read and interpreted.”

        Yukon News, September 5, 2014

ZOOMED-IN CLIMATE MODELS HELP ALASKA COMMUNITIES PLAN FOR UNCERTAIN FUTURE

“The urgency for climate modeling known as downscaling' is greatest in Alaska, which has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the country.”

        Inside Climate News, September 5, 2014

TO FEED A VILLAGE

“When whaling defines a culture, what happens when the ground starts to melt?”

        The Weather Channel 2014

CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ALTER RANGE OF CARIBOU AND MAY IMPACT HUNTERS' ACCESS

“Due to climate change, some communities in rural Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada may face a future with fewer caribou according to new research published by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in the recent issue of PLoS ONE.”

        USGS July 24, 2014

PORCUPINE CARIBOU HERD WINTER HABITAT COULD SHRINK IN 100 YEARS: STUDY

“Study says climate change will cause more forest fires and burn up lichen-rich boreal forests”

        CBC News August 4, 2014

ON THE RADIO

NEW REPORT RECOUNTS ALASKAN SUBSISTENCE HUNTERS' CLIMATE CHANGE-DRIVEN CHALLENGES

“Climate change has made life harder in many ways for indigenous peoples of the circumpolar north who depend on fish and wildlife to feed their families.”

        KUAC, December 2, 2017

HIGHER WILDFIRE POTENTIAL COULD IMPACT NORTHEASTERN ALASKA CARIBOU HERDS

“Rural Communities in Northeastern Alaska could be left without caribou in the future.”

        Alaska Public Media, July 31, 2014

STUDY SUGGESTS CLIMATE CHANGE MAY REDUCE CARIBOU HABITAT

“Wildfires and the caribou population are the subject of a new study released by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the US Geological Survey.”

        KDLG, July 28, 2014

STATE SEEKING INFORMATION FROM DALL SHEEP HUNTERS

“A researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is working with the state to find out more about Alaska’s Dall sheep. Complaints from hunters and guides have prompted the state to find out whether there is a problem with existing hunting regulations.”

        KUAC, May 22, 2014


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        Defenders of Wildlife, February 26, 2018