Invasive species workshop hosted in Fairbanks

The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop, Oct. 25-27 in Fairbanks, will focus on invasive species management and the effects of a warming environment.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the workshop at Wedgewood Resort. See registration and workshop information at

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UA Museum of the North research assistant Heather MacFarlane shows off one of the dinosaur bone fragments discovered in Denali National Park in July 2016 by museum researchers working with the park’s paleontology staff. Photo by Pat Druckenmiller

Paleontologists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the National Park Service found the first dinosaur bones in Denali National Park during an expedition in July. They also discovered several new dinosaur trackways, which are fossilized impressions left by ancient animals walking through mud that eventually became rock.

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Instructor Jimmy Smith teaches students at the Mining and Petroleum Training Facility proper forklift communication signals. Photo by Rene Azzara

The Mining and Petroleum Training Service, a workforce development program that has trained more than 100,000 Alaskans, is now part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The transfer from the University of Alaska Statewide Workforce Programs to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service was completed in August.

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