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Working together for healthy watersheds

On behalf of the Kenai Watershed Forum I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the following organizations for providing their support for our Kenai River watershed spring water quality sampling event, held last week May 4th and May 5th: - AK Department of Environmental Conservation - AK Department of Fish and Game - AK Department of Natural Resources - Analytica, Inc. - City of Kenai - City of Soldotna - Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association - Kenai Peninsula Borough - Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-28/working-together-for-heal
Letters
Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will spend the first four days of its weeklong meeting in Sitka beginning June 3 deciding on a series of deep cuts in the halibut bycatch allocation for the Bering Sea groundfish bottom-trawl fleet, but it may do so without a majority of the votes on the final decision coming from the Alaska delegation.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-28/alaska-npfmc-members-appeal-recusals
News
Sport fishermen slow to respond with applications for $4.6 million in fisheries disaster aid

...percent response. She would not clarify an exact number of applications received and forwarded questions to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, where Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brooks who said that as few as 100 applications had been received...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-27/sport-fishermen-slow-to-respond-with
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Tight Lines: Kings make an appearance, lakes heat up

...interested, and the same with Deep Creek," said Carol Kerkvliet, an assistant area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Homer. The Ninilchik River was a bit slower, Kerkvliet said.Fishing for kings in Cook Inlet also...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-27/tight-lines-kings-make-an-appear
Outdoors
Tight Lines: King opener draws mixed success on south peninsula streams

Like so many anglers before them, fishermen braved intermittent rain and chill for the opening weekend of king salmon fishing on three southern peninsula streams. And, like so many before - they had varying degrees of success. Just after 5 a.m.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-27/tight-lines-king-opener-draws-mi
Outdoors
Refuge proposes changes in camping, hunting and vehicle use

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is proposing regulations that will moderate vehicle use, legalize edible plant collection and increase restrictions on camping and containment of attractants, among others.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/refuge-proposes-regulation-changes
News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage airman caught the first confirmed king salmon at Ship Creek.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-23-0
News
Tight Lines: Anglers gear up for fishing season

Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of salmon season on the Kenai Peninsula, and while numerous conservation measures are in place, there have been reports of good fishing for kings in Cook Inlet.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-20/tight-lines-anglers-gear-up-for-
Outdoors
Gillis resignation was over board appointment

Karen Gillis, Gov. Bill Walker's former director of Boards and Commissions, resigned in protest of an appointment Walker's office said never happened.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-20/gillis-resignation-was-over-board-ap
News
Wood bison healthy in wild after March reintroduction

...populations can lose as many as half their members before stabilizing, according to a Tuesday news release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.The release said drowning is a leading cause of death for wild wood bison in Canada and a significant...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-13/wood-bison-healthy-in-wild-after-mar
News

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