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State takes ownership of Eagle Rock Boat Launch

...state has made few substantive changes in operation during its first season in operation, said Alaska State Parks Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell. "Probably the one thing that folks notice this year, is that camping is no longer allowed at...
KRSMA Board hears updates on Kasilof boat retrieval, deferred maintenance

...public feedback, property investigation and site purchase; thus far no property has been purchased. State Parks Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell said Thursday that the Swanson property was attractive as it had a milder slope than the two other...
Special use for heavy use? Lower Kasilof River area could receive new designation

...terribly fast, but if it happens in 2011 then that beats the heck out of 2020." To the north, Jack Sinclair, the area superintendent of the Kenai River, called it a good first step, particularly in addressing use and habitat issues, but said...
Committee set to take fishing guide gripes

...guides, two of which are nominated by the Professional Guide Association. Department of Natural Resources Kenai area superintendent Jack Sinclair and Robert Begich, sport fishery biologist with the Department of Fish and Game, are representatives...
Park fees increase

...passes have gone up to between $20 and $25. "A couple of decal fees went up, but not all of them," said Kenai Area Superintendent Chris Degernes at the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation in Soldotna. Resident annual camping passes increased...
Christmas bird counters welcome back slaty-backed gull

...slaty-backed gull. "It has remained here year in and year out for at least four years now," said Jack Sinclair, area superintendent for Alaska State Parks and data compiler for the Soldotna Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Slaty-backed gulls are...
Everyone shares wealth of peninsula wilderness

...economy of the area," he said. At the time, Alaska State Parks had no full-time employees on the peninsula. As area superintendent, he was the first. "I didn't even have a secretary," he said. Laber laid the foundation for many of the...
Municipal structures take a hit

...said although Rotary Park is not yet open, ?it will be by the time the sockeyes are here.? State parks area superintendent Jack Sinclair said a considerable amount of fishing walkways at Morgans Landing were damaged. ?About 70 percent...
Peninsula projects slashed

...department will wait and see what happens next before moving forward with any plans. Jack Sinclair, the State Parks area superintendent, said his division is supportive of the project. Parks oversees boat launches on the upper portion of the Kasilof...
Kayaker turns over in rapids to shore safely. "When we got the call we had two different things going on," said Jack Sinclair, acting area superintendent for Alaska State Parks. His agency already was responding to the discovery of Stephen Boyer's body when the...


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