With the start of the fishing season comes the end of a series of youth workshops in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The goal of the workshops is to teach rural Alaskan children to better understand wildlife management. Crystal Leonetti, Native Liaison for the Service, says the workshops seek to overcome a longstanding divide between managers and residents. KYUK’s Adrian Wagner spoke with Leonetti after one such workshop in Kwethluk.