The federal budget act, which provides fiscal year 2016 funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, includes language prohibiting the USFWS Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge from spending any funds to remove non-native caribou from Kagalaska Island and conduct any work to address unauthorized cattle grazing on Chirikof and Wosnesenski islands.
For this reason, the refuge has 1) cancelled the planned 2016 caribou control operations on Kagalaska Island and 2) will not complete and release a draft environmental impact statement or conduct any other activities related to the effort to address the unauthorized cattle on Chirikof and Wosnesenski islands. The specific language in the Senate Appropriations Committee Report is as follows:
The Committee directs that no funds are provided for the Service to conduct a caribou hunt on Kagalaska Island in the State of Alaska. Additionally, the Committee directs that no funds are provided to the Service for efforts to remove cattle on Chirikof and Wosnesenski Islands in the State of Alaska.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service appreciates the public’s participation in the environmental impact statement scoping process to determine how to address the cattle on Chirikof and Wosnesenski islands. We received hundreds of comments covering a wide range of issues—from determining cattle ownership and genetics to impacts on cultural and natural resources. If authorized in the future, we hope to provide a draft EIS for public review and comment and address these issues.
Due to the budget act restrictions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not allowed to issue permits that would result in removal of any cattle from these two islands. Also, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not allowed to work on clarifying ownership of the cattle.
To learn more about our previous work on these issues, visit our website:
Alaska Maritime NWR
95 Sterling Highway, Suite 1
Homer, AK 99603
The event will take place at the Boys & Girls Club / QT Tribe building, beginning at 7pm, and refreshments and desert will be served.
Eastern Aleutian Tribes / Sand Point Medical Clinic will be hosting a COMMUNITY POTLUCK
When: Wednesday, April 27,2016 @ 5:30PM
Where: QTT Community Center
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Download Sand Point City Council’s Agenda & Packet for the meeting on April 12th, 2016 at 7pm.
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SAND POINT CITY COUNCIL
Regular Meeting Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:00 pm
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
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STAR WARS VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS
The Class of 2018 Movie Night!
Saturday, April 9, 7 PM
Featured movie: Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (PG-13)
Signed permission slip required for ages 12 and under.
Snacks, drinks, and other food items will be on sale, thanks to
the support of Class of 2018 parents and the AC Store
(Permission Slips are inside The G.O.A.T.)
THE CITY OF SAND POINT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Women & Minorities Are Encouraged To Apply
CITY OF SAND POINT
P.O. BOX 249
SAND POINT, AK 99661
The City is accepting applications for the following position:
POSITION: Harbor Night Watchman
This position is under the direction of the Harbormaster. The Night
Watchman provides night security for the harbor and dock facilities Monday
through Friday. This is a full time position with benefits. (more…)
Interview with Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner Chris Hladic from the office of Governor Walker over the current fiscal crises plaguing the state of Alaska
Interview with Bigwave Dave
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Pauloff Harbor Tribe is still hiring for a part-time Environmental Assistant! Pay is $15/hour and the hours are 20 a week! Contact the Tribe for questions or to apply!
Funeral Services for Denise Wilson will be held at Sand Point Baptist Chapel at 4PM. A Celebration of Life Potluck will follow at the City Gym following Graveside Services.
King Cove T-Jacks (44) vs Sand Point Eagles(41) from March 19th, 2016 in Anchorage, AK.
Play by play courtesy of Karl & Charles Pulliam
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