Companions, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3), 100% volunteer organization that was founded in Fairbanks in 1986. For over 30 years, Companions, Inc. volunteers have brought therapy animals to those who need and benefit from the therapeutic value of our trained pets. Sites visited include...
The Alaska Highway: Traveling with Beau
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith
In Part 7 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, truckers and caribou seen in the Canadian Rockies were left behind as the pair crossed into the Yukon Territory to lodge at Whitehorse overnight.
Lakes, Mountains and Grizzly Bears; Traveling-with-Beau
In Part 10 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, Beau was safely boarded in a veterinary clinic while Dr. Smith and his wife Doris drove south from Anchorage through the Kenai Peninsula to their ultimate destination at the ocean port of...
The Long Journey Home: Traveling with Beau
In Part 11 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, preparations were made for Doris to fly home while Dr. Smith and Beau retraced their route across North America. The remaining 10 days of the trip were relatively uneventful.
Lake Kluane: Traveling with Beau
In Part 8 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the stop at Kluane National Park and Reserve offered views of some of the most majestic mountains in North America and a chance for Beau to run along the lake and get tangles of burrs in his coat.
The Canadian Prairie: Traveling with Beau
In Part 5 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, views of the Canadian prairie are described from the U.S. border through Saskatchewan.
Arriving at Anchorage: Traveling with Beau
In Part 9 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers stopped to admire the Matanuska Glacier before proceeding to Anchorage for a good night's sleep in a hotel and a rendezvous with Doris, Dr. Smith's wife who had flown in.
Human-Bear Interactions Among Black Bears in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, and Polar Bears on Alaska's North Slope
| Contributor(s):: Wesley G. Larson
Human-bear interactions are an important consideration of bear biology, as interactions can lead to destruction of property as well as injury or death for both human and bear. Successful analysis of why these interactions occur can lead to appropriate preventative measures and mitigation of...
Performing Whale-Watching in Juneau, Alaska
| Contributor(s):: Chelsea Karthauser
Nature-based tourism activities provide special contexts for human-wildlife interaction. In Juneau, Alaska, summertime tourists seek encounters with humpback whales, hundreds of which feed seasonally in Southeast Alaska’s coastal waterways. Tourists support a thriving whale-watching...
The 1925 Diphtheria Antitoxin Run to Nome - Alaska: A Public Health Illustration of Human-Animal Collaboration
| Contributor(s):: Aboul-Enein, B. H., Puddy, W. C., Bowser, J. E.
Human and Canid Dietary Relationships: Comparative Stable Isotope Analysis From the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska
| Contributor(s):: Catherine F. West, Christine A. France
Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes are used to address the dietary relationship between humans and two canid species at the Uyak site (KOD-145) on Kodiak Island, Alaska: dog (Canis familiaris) and red fox (Vulpes vulpes). We assess the relative contribution of marine and terrestrial protein to...
Arctic Paws for Service
Arctic Paws For Service is an organization of dedicated Alaskans, whose primary activity is to provide trained service dogs to Alaskans with disabilities to promote independent living. Our service dogs are currently trained specifically for Mobility Assist, Seizure Alert, and Autism...
Human impacts on the ecology of bald eagles in interior Alaska
| Contributor(s):: Robert J. Steidl
To assess the consequences of increased recreational activity on bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), we studied factors that influenced their behavior and reproductive success in the Gulkana River basin, Alaska, from 1989 to 1993. Both extrinsic and intrinsic factors were associated with...
Brown bear and human recreational use of trails in Anchorage, Alaska
| Contributor(s):: Coltrane, Jessica A., Sinnott, Rick
Anchorage, Alaska, has 301,000 human residents and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Anchorage also supports a viable population of brown bears (Ursus arctos). As a result, human–bear encounters are common. We used camera traps to monitor recreational trails near salmon...
Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska
Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska is currently a summer only program. Our goal is to construct in indoor riding arena to expand our programming. Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for children and...
"It's hard enough to control yourself; it's ridiculous to think you can control animals": competing views on "The bush" in contemporary Yukon
| Contributor(s):: Easton, Norman Alexander
A Brief Note on the Significance of Prehistoric Dogs from the Eastern Aleutian Islands
| Contributor(s):: Holland, Kathryn M.
Man's Best Friend
| Contributor(s):: McCook, James
Stickeen and the moral education of John Muir
| Contributor(s):: Limbaugh, Ronald H.
The Yukon River Ingalik: Subsistence, The Fur Trade, And A Changing Resource Base
| Contributor(s):: VanStone, James W.