Talk of Alaska: The Status of Pacific Walrus

In September, federal authorities announced there is reason to believe that
diminishing sea ice is endangering the Pacific Walrus. A 90-day public comment period began.

Alaskans who remember how walrus have changed or who have other observations that could help managers to make this decision are invited to call and put their remarks on the record, while the rest of us listen — on the next “Talk of Alaska.”

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HOST: Steve Heimel, APRN

GUESTS:

  • Joel Garlich-Miller. Biologist. US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Jonathan Snyder. Biologist. US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Charles Hamilton. Biologist. US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Live callers statewide

TO SUBMIT A COMMENT ABOUT THE WALRUS, YOU CAN:

  • File Directly to Washington Using the Internet. Enter the following text in the search box FWS-R7-ES-2009-0051 and click the “Search” button. You may click on the “Submit a comment” link and follow the instructions to submit your comments.
  • Mail or deliver your comments to: Public Comments Process, Attn: FWS-R7ES-2009-0051. Div. of Policy & Directives Management. US Fish and Wildlife Service. 4401 N. Fairfax Dr. Suite 222. Arlington, VA. 22203.
  • Call: Marine Mammals Management. USFWS. 1-800-362-5148 or by Fax 907/786-3816.

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Oct. 27 2009 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide