Calendar of Events
Sunday, March 21, 7pm
Haines Community Presentation: Living with Bears
7pm. Digital Zoom presentation on how to protect gardens, fruit trees and more in bear country. Presented by the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, the Great Bear Foundation, and the Takshanuk Watershed Council. Join at Zoom: Meeting ID: 889 4056 1361; Passcode: 692042
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7pm
Caribou Across the Last Frontier
7pm. Join Lincoln Parrett, Wildlife Research Biologist for ADF&G, and take a closer look at caribou herds across Alaska. Lincoln will discuss a multitude of topics about these fascinating, iconic Alaska mammals. The presentation will include caribou biology, herd movements, how biologists conduct research, and the challenges of managing these constantly wandering animals. Click here to register.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 7pm
7pm. Come along for the flight! Join two key members of ADF&G's caribou photocensus team as they paint a picture of what it's like to fly over and photograph caribou herds in the vast, remote landscapes of Alaska. Learn about ADF&G's ultra-high-resolution camera system and incredible software that has revolutionized the way caribou get counted. Click here to register.
Monday, April 5, 2021, 7pm
Caribou Diseases in Alaska
7pm. Join the State Wildlife Health Veterinarian, Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen, for an update and in-depth look at caribou diseases in Alaska and their impacts on animals and people alike. Click here to register.
April 7, 2021, 7pm
Wildlife Wednesday: Bear Rubbing Behavior
7pm. Grizzly and American black bears are known to partake in rubbing on just about anything they can get their paws on. Trees, power poles, boulders, outhouses — you name it. But why...and who cares? Researchers continue to claim to know the reasons for this fascinating behavior, but what do we really know? And, how can we use bears' innate behaviors to improve our understanding of population processes for conservation and management? Pre-register here.
April 15, 2021
Nelchina Caribou Herd Update
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.