Anchorage Science Pub: Wood Bison [VIDEO]

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Recorded: December 13, 2015
Location: Tap Root Public House
Presenter: Scott Michaelis – Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

“After more than 100 years of extirpation throughout Alaska, wood bison have found their way back to the state! In collaboration with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, AWCC was able to reintroduce the wood bison back into the Alaska wild. In 2003, 13 wood bison were brought to AWCC from a disease-free herd in the Yukon Territory in Canada. Earlier in 2015, 130 wood bison were released back into their native range in western Alaska. Scott will provide an overview of the historic events, update us on current state of the herd, and provide a preview to what can be expected moving forward.”

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Heather Aronno is a Journalism & Public Communications graduate from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her passion is community involvement, which has found a place within most of the work and projects with which she is involved. A transplant from the lower 48, Heather has lived in Anchorage, Alaska since the summer of 2005. Fortunately, it was a nice summer, and she's considered Alaska her home ever since.

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