Moose: Biology, Lessons and Urban Stories

By Hagerty Ryan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; via WikiMedia
By Hagerty Ryan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; via WikiMedia

Moose are part of life in Alaska in so many ways. Whether as dinner, as a road hazard, as an exciting visitor in your back yard, and as really amazing animals that deserve our respect for living in some of the harshest conditions on the planet, from coastal Alaska to the Arctic. You might think you already know all about them, but I’m betting almost everyone will learn more on our next show. In the first half, we’ll hear from a moose biologist who followed the animals in a single area for more than 35 years, learning about the differences between individuals and new ideas about how to manage moose and predators. During the second half, we’ll talk about our urban moose. They’re the source of funny and tragic stories, and a part of what makes city life in Alaska interesting. As part of that, everyone will get some information you can use. 


HOST: Charles Wohlforth


  • Victor VanBallenberghe, author of In the Company of Moose. He has won awards for his scientific work, his writing, and his photography. Spanning more than two decades, his research on moose at Denali National Park is one of the longest-running studies of the species in North America. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Rick Sinnot is a former Anchorage-area biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He retired from the post in 2010 after 30 years of service. His professional expertise and involvement in wildlife management issues made him a frequently-consulted source by the Anchorage-area media. He shares his outside perspectives on many biological issues.


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BROADCAST: Thursday, March 10, 2016. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, March 17, 2013. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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