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Smartphone app identifies invasive weeds

A new smartphone app could help the effort to control ecologically-damaging invasive plant species by providing researchers with better information about where invasives are growing.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-25/smartphone-app-identifies-invasive-w
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DNR hears arguments for Chuitna water rights

A small creek is causing big trouble for Chuitna mine developers and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, or DNR, heard arguments from Chuitna Citizens Coalition, Cook Inletkeeper...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-22/dnr-hears-arguments-for-chuitna-wate
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A different way to think about climate change

...National Wildlife Refuge. I chose to approach this problem by interviewing 13 people who represented the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Cook Inlet Region Inc., Kenai Peninsula Borough, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-13/a-different-way-to-think-about-clima
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River access at Kenai bridge draws dipnetters, concern

...growing concern for state environmental agencies due to the sensitive environment it may impact. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, owner of the wetlands surrounding the river in that area, maintains a small parking lot near the bridge...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-28/river-access-at-kenai-bridge-draws-d
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Lake Hood Elodea may threaten Kenai Peninsula

...any chemicals to the lake," Christy wrote. "I hope they will sooner (rather) than later." The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is leading an elodea eradication effort involving several state and federal agencies and environmental...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-11/lake-hood-elodea-may-threaten-kenai-
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State and federal agencies provide comment on HEA hydroelectric project

...will have a single 90-degree crossing with the project's access road. According to comments by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the easement as presently located runs through the project's powerhouse, and the statement in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-08/state-and-federal-agencies-provide-c
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Refuge Notebook: Bird cherries on the Kenai - a preview

Earlier this summer as I walked the beach north of the Kasilof River mouth, I did a double-take as I passed a shrub that seemed out of place in this lush wetland adjoining the beach. It was a mayday tree, a.k.a. Prunus padus or European bird cherry.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-07-09/refuge-notebook-bird-cherries-on
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Skilak Lake Loop Road reopened

...The burn closure has been lifted for the majority of the state, according to a press release from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. According to the release, the ban is being lifted on "state, private and municipal lands" in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-28/firefighting-efforts-wind-down-on-ca
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Area fires cool off, burn bans lifted

...River Valley and several game management units throughout Alaska.According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the ban is being lifted on "state, private and municipal lands." The closure has not been lifted...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-30/area-fires-cool-off-burn-bans-lifted
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Still too dry: Burn ban remains in effect

Local fire departments have been responding to illegal fires since a burn closure was issued by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources on June 17. Troopers have responded to several calls to put out illegal fires. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-29/despite-rain-burn-ban-remains-in-eff
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