- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Fish and wildlife in national forests in Alaska are identified by various indigenous names on a new federal government webpage.

The U.S. Forest Service announced Friday its new webpage showcases more common species with their names in Tlingit, Haida, Alutiiq and English.

Agency spokeswoman Melinda Hernandez-Burke says those Native languages are associated with areas around the only two national forests in Alaska - the Tongass in southeast Alaska and the Chugach, which includes a south-central portion of the state.

Hernandez-Burke says the agency hopes to ultimately add other Native languages from the area.

Sound bites pronouncing the names of species also are featured on the page.



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