Group seeks donations to divert moose from Southcentral roads

Associated PressFebruary 15, 2012 

The Alaska Moose Federation is soliciting donations for its plan to divert moose away from roads and rail lines in Southcentral Alaska.

Federation director Gary Olson says members have dug out their first feeding station and will be working on four or five more in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

The group also will create trails with tracked vehicles to lead moose to feeding stations or natural browse.

The group is soliciting donations on its website.

The federation is operating under a permit issued last week by the Department of Fish and Game.

Olson says donations are needed to buy silage or "haylage" for the feeding stations.

Olson says a diversion program in Norway saw moose collisions reduced by 46 percent.

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