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Wood Bison To Be Re-Introduced

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is planning to transport Wood Bison to the village of Shageluk (SHAG-a-luk) later this month. Wood Bison have been extinct in Alaska for over a century, but animals transplanted here from Canada’s Yukon could re-seed the interior Alaska with the species, and offer an alternative subsistence food source.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.