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River access at Kenai bridge draws dipnetters, concern

...significant traces on a wetland. According to Jack Blackwell, DNR's Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation Kenai area superintendent, "the area near the Warren Ames Bridge has been damaged by the personal-use fishery." Based on the amount...
Fishing report: Sockeye move up Kenai, Kasilof rivers

...Likewise, Alaska State Parks had not instituted any closures in the Kenai River Special Management Area, but Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell urged anglers to use common sense. He also asked that people stay out of the way of fire crews...
River Ranch in Funny River considered for upgrades

...more of it up to public use. The Hansen still live on the property as caretakers. State Parks Kenai Peninsula Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell said the couple's contract had just been renewed for the 2015 season. "We can work around them...
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...


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