Promoting Abundunce – Improving Safety
AMF uses a three pronged approach…
- Roadkill Salvage – Over 700+ moose per year are killed by vehicles on Alaska’s roadways. AMF uses their purpose built trucks to efficiently transport most of these moose to 2,000+ “Salvage Teams” or “Charities” that are registered with the Alaska State Trooper Roadkill Salvage program. The moose that AMF deliver are an important source of high quality protein for many Alaskan households. Click here to see the Food Impact of the Salvage Program.
- Wildlife Data Collection – Good management comes from accurate and meaningful data. At each accident scene, AMF collects accident data, animal data, and in some cases tissue samples that are used by the Department of Fish & Game to support wildlife management decisions. Click here to see the Wildlife Management Impact of the Salvage Program.
- Habitat Enhancement – AMF owns a 50,000 pound Roller Chopper. This piece of equipment is rented by public agencies (like the Alaska Division of Forestry and Alaska Department of Fish & Game), Native Corporations, and private companies for clearing land and making habitat more productive for many game species. During the fire season of 2015, our Roller Chopper also saw action as a firefighting tool used to create fire brakes around Mentasta and Tok.
- AMF is an important tool for Law Enforcement. AMF services help officers be where they need to be- fighting crime, rather than tending a dead moose cleanup. Prior to AMF, when a moose was killed by a vehicle, an officer would stay at the scene until the Salvage Team finished removing the animal. This process could easily take two hours or more. Now, using the AMF model, most officers simply place a flare marking the moose and move on to their next call. The Law Enforcement Impact is: More officer time available to fight crime.
- AMF has *100% response rate to salvage calls since the resumption of operations in September 2015. We operate in any weather 24 x 7. The average time AMF spends at a moose pickup is just under eight minutes. The Salvage Team Impact is: Salvage Teams / Charities can focus on processing and distributing meat and avoid the danger and equipment investment needed to do the salvage mission efficiently and safely. (*Kenai, Anchorage, Mat-Su)
The following is a sample of feedback from our Facebook page that illustrates the Impact of the AMF model:
“Great job delivering the road kill moose. This service is wonderful. In the past we have gone out and picked up the moose which is kind of nerve racking on the side of a busy road. Now you deliver it right to our door.”
“Don dropped off a cow on Saturday night and helped my husband unload it right into our garage! Talk about curbside service! This is a big step up from the old days of dragging the kids out while you go look for the carcass and try to get it back home.”
“Delivered the moose right to our garage in -30 weather! So very thankful for the meat & for the community service they provide – thank you!”