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Breaking News: Alaska Demands that Feds Cede all Wildlife Management

Breaking News: Alaska Demands that Feds Cede all Wildlife Management

The request includes statutory amendments and suspension of regulations and policies governing national park lands, wildlife refuges, as well as habitat protections for federally listed threatened and endangered species. 

Good news! USFWS says NO to “Intensive Management” on Refuge Lands

Good news! USFWS says NO to “Intensive Management” on Refuge Lands

“Managing wildlife in the United States involves a complex mix of distinct, shared and overlapping jurisdictions between states, tribes and the federal government. Mainly, and at its best, it is a cooperative and professional endeavor. We have a long history of cooperative management with the states, including Alaska, and we have deep respect and admiration for our state agency professional colleagues.

But there comes a time when the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service must stand up for the authorities and principles that underpin our work and say “no.” That’s why this week, we are joining our sister-agency, the National Park Service, and finalizing regulations governing predator management on Alaska refuges.”