07/17/14 - 1:30pm
That’s right! National Wildlife Refuges like to do things in style. And by style I mean using float planes to herd geese in order to place bands on them.
The banding of Greater White Fronted Geese has been an annual effort at Innoko National Wildlife Refuge in interior Alaska since 1985, with the exception of three years in the 1990s. As a biological intern at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, I was loaned out to be part of this efficient and experienced field crew.