Orphan Calf Rescue & Relocation
The Alaska Moose Federation has been permitted in the summer of 2012 by Alaska Department of Fish & Game to rescue orphaned moose calves (upon Fish & Game determination), temporarily rear them, and release back into the wild with collars for tracking.
This program operates under the protocols and safeguards of Alaska's Department of Fish and Game, and includes an inspected holding site with licensed veternarians managing the facility. The program was created in order to implement a solution for orphan calves other than immediate termination which was the protocol prior to 2009.
IF YOU SEE A CALF THAT APPEARS TO BE ORPHANED, PLEASE CALL YOUR AREA FISH & GAME BIOLOGIST:
Mat-Su: Bruce Dale, 861-2101
Anchorage: Jesse Coltrane, 267-2811
Kenai Peninsula: Jeff Sellinger, 260-2905.
OR call Alaska State Trooper dispatch:
Kenai Peninsula: 428-7200
Moose Salvage Program
The Alaska Moose Federation's Moose Salvage Program is permitted to assist Public Safety by removing moose from roadways and highways after vehicle and railway collisions. The moose are donated to charities (non-profit organizations and citizens). By removing moose quickly Public Safety Officers can return to their duties without haste and the roads return to normal.
Through a grant from the State Legislature, AMF has expanded the Salvage Program from Anchorage to include Mat-Su, Fairbanks, and Kenai.
If you are interested in signing up as a charity to receive moose, please contact the Wildlife Troopers and ask for a Roadkill Packet. AMF does not keep the list or decide who receives moose.
Diversionary Trails & Feeding Program
Due to this year's extremely harsh winter in Southcentral Alaska, moose gravitated to roads and highways in order to increase their mobility and to look for food. The result was almost double the amount of vehicle collisions with moose this last winter.
The Alaska Moose Federation has been granted a permit from Alaska Department of Fish & Game to divert moose away from roads and possible collisions. AMF has snowcats to groom trails (moose have trouble moving in snow depths greater than 36") away from highways, and leaves bales of haylage so that herds do not have to come to the roadways.
In six weeks, AMF constructed 11 diversionary feeding stations and 157 miles of trails in order to get moose off our highways. Initial indications are that vehicle collisions dropped significantly in comparison to areas that did not have the diversionary program.