- In Alaska, willow ptarmigan have the widest range of any upland game bird.
- Unlike other North American grouse or ptarmigan, male willow ptarmigan usually help to care for their chicks. If the mother is killed, males will sometimes take over all family responsibilities.
- Willow ptarmigan nest in willows, and willows are their most important source of food. They also eat berries in the fall and overwintered berries in the spring.
- The Copper River Valley is in east Alaska. It’s about 20,649 square miles, with the Chugach National Forest to the south, the Alaska Range to the north, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve to the east, and the Talkeetna and Chugach Mountains to the west.
- The Copper River Valley offers visitors a chance to ski, canoe, fish, hunt, snow machine, backpack and horseback ride.
- There are many benefits of canine police dogs, and one is that dogs have six times the psychological effect over regular uniformed officers.
- Canine police dogs are more effective than humans when performing building searches. They are able to sniff out suspects in areas where humans can’t go.
- Canine officers are trained using reward systems. That makes the connection to performing their jobs more fun than work.
- German is the standard language for giving commands to trained police dogs.
- Some canine police officers are used for tracking people and suspects. The dogs are able to measure ground disturbance from the last known point where the person was spotted.
April 04, 2013
Deep Woods Standoff Facts