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2021 Events

Date Title Location Description
December 5 Map and Compass Anchorage (Alaskans Afield) Anchorage Register at Alaskans Afield

November 18 Living with Sitka's Brown Bears Online 6pm. It's been an unprecedented year of bear activity in Sitka. Steve Bethune, Wildlife Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, will provide a presentation about urban brown bear issues in Sitka. The presentation will focus on fostering an understanding of what motivates bears to frequent the community and ways Sitkan's can help mitigate potential human-bear conflicts with an emphasis on making homes and neighborhoods safe. A question and answer period will be provided. Attend this presentation in person at Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka (capacity is limited; Sitka-area COVID-19 restrictions in place), or virtually via Zoom by logging into your account at https://zoom.us or signing up for free. Meeting ID: 869 4844 9533; passcode: 330596. Questions or additional inquiries can be directed to Wildlife Educator Abby McAllister, abby.mcallister@alaska.gov, or 907-465-4292. Free and open to the public.
November 18 Virtual Winter Wildlife Series — Wood Bison in Alaska: Ecological Benefits of Restoration Online Join us on Thursday, November 18 for a presentation about wood bison in Alaska. Canadian Bison Expert, Wes Olson, and Alaska Wood Bison Project Biologist, Tom Seaton, will present about how wood bison interact with other species in the ecosystem. Tune in to learn some of the wonderful ways that bison help to improve the lives of the wildlife they share space with. Registration is required.
November 9 Sharing Juneau's Trails Online 6-7pm. Ever wondered how to release a dog from a trap with a leash? Find out this handy trick and other important information for winter recreating during the Sharing Juneau's Trails community meeting. Trapping is a tradition in Alaska, but sometimes pets (particularly dogs) are attracted to the same things that draw in fur bearers. Learn how traps work, details about local regulations and how to keep pets safe. Presented by Juneau Area Biologist Roy Churchwell. Registration is required.
October 21 Virtual Winter Wildlife Series — Deer Hunting & Natural History in Southeast Alaska Online 7-8pm. Sitka black-tailed deer are the most popular species to hunt in Southeast Alaska. This presentation will cover how deer think, where they go and when, and what foods they prefer. It will also cover what hunters should consider when they go into the field. Listen to Wildlife Educator Abby McAllister, and Biologist Roy Churchwell talk about what it takes for a successful deer hunt. Registration required.
May 4 Western Arctic Caribou Herd Update Online 7pm. Please join Caribou Biologist, Alex Hansen, for an overview of the history and status of the Western Arctic caribou herd. Register in advance for this meeting.
April 24 What can we do outside? Make Your Spring WILD! Online Parents and educators! Its time to get those kids outside! Join us for a virtual yet interactive workshop that will include fun activities on tracks and animals signs, leaves and trees and plenty of dirty knees! April 24th, 9am-noon. $20 registration includes a copy the Growing Up WILD! Curriculum Guide Go to: https://wildspringforkids.eventbrite.com Contact: Brenda Duty 907.223.1420 brenda.duty@alaska.gov
April 22 Bear and Moose Safety Presentation Online 7pm. Please join Tom Griffin and Marian Snively for a Bear and Moose Safety Presentation. Register in advance for this presentation.
April 15 Nelchina Caribou Herd Update Online 7pm. Please join Glennallen Area Biologist, Heidi Hatcher, for an overview of the history and status of the Nelchina caribou herd. Learn how annual surveys and inventory programs guide hunt administration for sustainable management of the herd. Register in advance for this meeting.