Uncategorized

Population decline prompt Kuiu marten closure

SITKA, ALASKA Both the state and federal governments have shutdown the trapping season for marten on Kuiu Island – indefinitely.
Studies conducted over the last two years indicate that the marten population on Kuiu is now among the lowest in Southeast Alaska. Biologists are concerned that trapping pressure, combined with natural mortality, could lead to even greater declines.
© Copyright 1970, Raven Radio Foundation Inc.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Lady Wolves down but not out in Region V tourney

The Sitka Lady Wolves take a timeout during Region V Tournament play in Ketchikan (KCAW photo/Ingrid Olney-Miller)
The Sitka Lady Wolves dropped the first game of the Region V Basketball Tournament in Ketchikan on Tuesday (3-3-15), but they still have a chance to advance. more

Squeezed by deficit, Sitka school board considers staff cuts

In 2014 Blatchley Middle School won a 4-star ranking under the Alaska School Performance Index -- an assessment method which has since been replaced. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
Staff cuts next year may be a foregone conclusion, as the Sitka School Board wrestles with an uncertain financial future. But board president Lon Garrison says, "We are not going to slash and burn." more