Sunday, February 19, 2006

North American Bear Foundation now in Alaska

The North American Bear Foundation has started a new chapter in Alaska, reports the Anchorage Daily News. The foundation "is dedicated to the native bears and other wildlife populations of North America by promoting public awareness, education, and sound management of our natural resources and through habitat conservation, restoration, and enhancement," according to its website.

The president of the Alaska chapter is former ADF&G commissioner Carl Rosier. ADN reports that "the Alaska chapter, just getting started in Juneau, plans to continue the tradition and engage in a broad range of activities important to people who value the outdoors," quoting chapter director Greg Petrich.

"More fish in the creek, more power to the bear," Petrich said.

Editor's note: Carl Rosier has served as president of the Alaska Outdoor Council, a statewide federation of 54 sportsmen's clubs. Petrich's background includes a degree in gunsmithing from Trinidad State College in Colorado. Here is contact information for the Alaska Chapter of the North American Bear Foundation: Phone: (907) 463-6755, Regular mail: 418 Harris Street, #317, Juneau, AK 99801 Email:

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