2020 says on Wildlife: "A wide diversity of fish, wildlife and habitats throughout the Municipality that thrives and flourishes in harmony with the community." http://www.accalaska.org/title21.html
"Fish and Game estimates there are roughly 200 to 300 black bears and 60 brown bears in the general Anchorage area."
BEARS: Legislator wants police to have authority to shoot threatening animals.
Published: February 7th, 2010 10:37 PM
It's been nearly two years since a pair of maulings on a popular Anchorage trail. It's been months since plans fizzled for the city to hire a "bear cop" to prevent more problems.
Now, the battle over bears in Anchorage is back.
Here's the goal, since it's always about retraining people to have more communitarian behaviors.
"I don't understand why as a community we refuse to be responsible. Clearly we all want to live near wildlife. Why won't we as community make it a requirement, a law, to be bear responsible."Now here's the same people who helped write Anchorage 2020:
“Safe Walking - the foundation of healthy communities”
February 5, Noon - 1:30pm, FIFTH Floor Conference Room, City Hall
Anchorage Citizens Coalition brings Lynn Peterson to Anchorage on Friday, February 5, 2010, to speak to the health effects of balanced transportation systems. Lynn is a highway designer and urban planner who chairs the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. She lives in Lake Oswego and has worked with 1000 Friends of Oregon, Fregonese and Calthorpe, as well as Portland's TriMet transit system. Mt Redoubt's eruption interrupted her March 2009 visit, now we have another chance to work with Lynn. Her March 2009 presentation can be found at http://www.clackamas.us/bcc/peterson/alaska.htm
Also join Lynn for "Green Drinks," Friday, February 5, 5 - 6pm. Bernies' Upstairs Lounge