The Alaska Moose Conservation Fund also known commonly as the Alaska Moose Federation (AMF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is dedicated to protecting one of North America's largest wild animals, the Moose.
Hundreds of moose calves are orphaned in Alaska each year due to the tragic death of their mothers. The moose calving season begins in early May so this doesn't leave much time to get ready to rescue the first crop of orphan moose calves in 2014.
Each orphaned moose calf is rescued by trained AMCF personnel under veterinarian oversight. The calves are transported to our one of a kind rearing facility in Willow, Alaska, and the babies are given food, medicine, and 24 hour care. In late August, when the moose calves are healthy and strong enough to survive on their own, we collar them and released back into the wild. Our efforts have resulted in a 75% success rate over the past three years. With your support, these orphaned moose calves will not meet the same fate as their mothers.
AMCF also delivers K-12 education programs and materials to classrooms across Alaska and the world and we are very involved in the creation of habitat and reducing moose vehicle collisions along highway corridors.
Board of Directors
- Bob Henrichs, Chair
- Hank Hodge, Vice Chair
- Secretary/Treasurer seat open
- Terrence Shanigan
- Two other open seats
- Gary Olson, Executive Director
- John Floyd, Director of Finance & Administration
- Mike Niemann, Operations Coordinator