Wildlife officials propose wolf harvest on Prince of Wales Island

Nov 18, 2021

State and federal wildlife authorities are proposing a 31-day wolf harvest on and around Prince of Wales Island.

Conservationists have signaled they could file a lawsuit, saying the Alexander Archipelago wolf population is threatened. That conflicts with resident hunters, who say the population is rising and preying on island deer, an important subsistence food source.

Conservationists are calling on the federal government to better protect a wolf population in Southeast Alaska. A letter to the supervisor of Tongass National Forest says trappers’ record harvest of 165 animals threatens the wolf population on and around Prince of Wales Island.

Exxon Mobil's Pt. Thompson Field is expected to begin moving about 10,000 barrels per day of natural gas condensate in late 2015 or early 2016.

Pavlof volcano's ash and steam plumes have led to canceled flights on the Alaska Peninsula.

A 5.6 magnitude quake shook Southeast Alaska early Wednesday.

The number of wolves in Denali National Park and Preserve is the lowest since biologists began tracking the population thirty years ago.

3/3/14 - Iditarod sled dog race kicks off

Mar 3, 2014
Joaqlin Estus

Sixty-nine mushers, each with a team of 16 dogs, are on their way to Nome in the Iditarod Sled-dog Race. Mushers include three Alaska Natives:  Inupiaq John Baker of Kotzebue, Yup'ik Pete Kaiser of Bethel, and Yup'ik Michael Williams, Jr., of Akiak.

In an attempt to increase the numbers of moose and caribou available for hunters, state officials killed a pack of 11 wolves the National Park Service had been studying for the past seven years.