The following special extras are included in the 2011 season tours: Daily Breakfast, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
, Iditarod Headquarters with Dog Sled Ride, Evening Campfire Experience (Mt McKinley), Music of Denali Dinner Theater (Denali), rollicking musical comedy, Experience Denali with Alaska Geographic Tour (Denali), a more intimate tour of Denali National Park, Sourdough Expedition Breakfast (Denali), Riverboat Cruise and El Dorado Goldmine Tour, he added.
STG Incorporated, a subsidiary of the Calista Corporation, has experience in similar remote construction work, having built facilities at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
at Portage and an elevated boardwalk at Tuntutuliak in Southwest Alaska.
So when one hundred of the animals needed to be moved from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center at Portage outside Girdwood to a grassy valley outside the Alaska village of Shageluk--on an airplane--it was not only a momentous task, but will go down in history as one of the most significant conservation projects ever undertaken on the Last Frontier.
In 2003, the ADF&G acquired thirteen wood bison that had been imported from Canada, and the animals were transferred to the care of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center with the hopes of reintroducing the species to the 49th state.
Dominant males can weigh up to 2,600 pounds, though skeletal remains show that some animals could have been even larger," explains Scott Michaelis, director of marketing and sales, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. "Just their sheer size and the volume of space that they occupy make them a magnificent creature."
They want to see Portage Glacier, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
, go for a hike in Chugach State Park, or ride the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park and Preserve.
Walker is active in the community and currently serves on the Alaska Travel Industry Association Marketing Committee and board of directors, and on the boards of the Anchorage Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
and the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.
Mile 79--The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
, a wildlife rehabilitation center, is an excellent spot for wildlife viewing and photography.