Stream or Download: A Discussion about FWS Plans for Unauthorized Cattle

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window

* The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is planning to be in Sand Point on January 15th, 2014 to have an open house at the QTT Community Center at 7pm. KSDP will cover this event as well. *

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KSDP is planning to have an on-air discussion about Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s move to address unauthorized grazing by cattle on two refuge islands, Wosnesenski and Chirikof.

This discussion is scheduled for 1pm on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013.

Confirmed: Steve Delehanty (AMNWR Manager) & David Osterback (Qagan Tayagungin Tribal council)

If anyone would like to take part in the upcoming discussion, please stop by the studio, call (907-383-KSDP/5737) or email the radio station (cw [at] apradio [dot] org).

* The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is planning to visit Sand Point in mid-January (15th or 16th), 2014 to have an open house in the community. We will cover this event as well. *

*** FWS Press Release ***

Wildlife Refuge Plans to Address Cattle Damage to Islands

Unauthorized cattle interfere with nesting of native birds both directly by causing disturbance and trampling of nests, as well as indirectly by reducing the quality of nesting habitat and cover for surface and burrow-nesting birds. Photo Credit: Bob Gill/USFWS.You are invited to help the US Fish and Wildlife Service identify issues and develop alternatives to address unauthorized grazing by cattle on two refuge islands, Wosnesenski and Chirikof.

The deadline to submit your ideas on issues and alternatives to be considered in the NEPA documents is January 31, 2014. Submission will be accepted by any of the following methods:

E-mail: fw7_akmaritime [at] fws [dot] gov
Letter: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; Attention: Cattle, 95 Sterling Hwy, Suite 1, Homer, AK 99603
Phone: 907-235-6546, or Fax: 907-235-7783

Or at open houses:

Homer – December 16, 2013, 4 to 6 p.m., Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, 95 Sterling Hwy.
Kodiak – January 7, 2014, 4 to 6 p.m., Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 402 Center St.