Rick Sinnott

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Rick Sinnott is a former Anchorage-area biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He retired from the post on June 30, 2010 after 30 years of service with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.[1][2] His professional expertise and involvement in wildlife management issues made Sinnott a frequently-consulted source by the Anchorage-area media, becoming a minor local celebrity in the process. He was also known for his outspokenness on wildlife issues mainly, the interactions between Anchorage residents and urban wildlife. Sinnott shares his outside perspectives on many biological issues.[1]

Sinnott has been given the nickname "Bear expert" by the media. Sinnott worked a significant amount of overtime hours during his career, balancing the needs of Anchorage residents and local bears and wildlife. Many residents see him as a hero, while others have been more critical of his methods and demeanor.[1] Since his retirement, Sinnott has been a regular contributor to the Alaska Dispatch.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Rick Sinnott". Alaska Wildlife Blog. Retrieved 21 December 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Rick Sinnott" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Christiansen, Scott (July 7, 2010). "Exit Sinnott". Anchorage Press. Anchorage Press News. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rick Sinnott". Alaska Dispatch. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 

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