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Refuge Notebook: Radio, GPS collars help manage moose, caribou on the Kenai in the 1960s and 1980s.We estimate the Kenai Mountain herd (KMH) to have 200 caribou. The KMH occupies the Chickaloon River, Big Indian Creek and Resurrection Creek drainages in GMU 7. Their population has peaked out at 400 animals on...
Refuge Notebook: What do caribou and wood bison have in common?

...on the former Kenai National Moose Range between Chickaloon River and Mystery Creek. This seed population became the Kenai Mountain herd which now ranges over Chickaloon River, Big Indian Creek and Resurrection Creek.To augment...
Chickaloon Flats through a shorebird's eyes

...Bonaparte's Gulls forage during receding tides along the sloughs and mudflats. Cook Inlet belugas forage for Coho in the Chickaloon River during high tides. As an estuary, Chickaloon Flats provides predictable tidal habitats and a reliable (compared...
Coal mining bad even a century ago

...productivity of another natural resource, salmon? We Chickaloon residents know what coal mining did to salmon on the Chickaloon River 100 years ago. We don't want that exploitation to happen near Tyonek and Beluga on the west side of Cook Inlet...
Shantatalik Creek fire bodes well for peninsula wildlife

...regeneration and abundant moose herds in the winter. The somewhat older 1974 Pipeline Road burn in the Mystery Creek-Chickaloon River area is a similar young birch forest on a severe burn with abundant winter moose. On the opposite end of the burn...
Peninsula riders dreaming of a white Christmas

...homesteader Robert Mathison, long after its useful life. Mathison used the machine to service his trap line in the Chickaloon River area. Photo by Bob Richey, Kenai National Moose Range Annual Narrative, 1970 The moderate temperatures and lack...
Time to slow down and give caribou a break

...peninsula. The first 15 caribou were captured from the Nelchina herd near Glenallen and released at an airstrip near the Chickaloon River in 1965. Another 29 caribou were prematurely released at Watson Lake on the east fork of the Moose River in 1966...
Seldom seen native sucker occurs in Kenai lakes

...suckers are known to occur in at least 60 lakes associated with several watersheds: Beaver Creek, Bishop Creek, Chickaloon River, Moose River, Swanson River, and the Finger Lakes. Suckers have not been reported from lakes tributary to the...
Refuge Notebook: Planning your summer flights on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...Operating aircraft on the rivers within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is limited to the Kasilof River, the Chickaloon River outlet, and the Kenai River below Skilak Lake from June 15th through March 14th. All other rivers on the refuge...


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