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Birders flock to town

...largely fee-free festival follows the popular southern Kenai Peninsula Kachemak Bay shorebird festival and the annual Copper River Delta shorebird festival in Cordova which bring out several hundred birders each year. Organizers of the Kenai birdfest...
Great Alaska Quake shook up science

...Alaska, Plafker said, "I'm still working on that."He said geologists are studying sediment layers on the Copper River delta to determine if the 1964 quake was the eighth or ninth major event in the last 5,600 years, meaning there should...
Forest Service begins revision of Chugach plan Prince William Sound where the focus is on wilderness values and dispersed recreation, then you've got the Copper River Delta and the focus on conservation of fish and wildlife," Rees said. The larger group split into three smaller focus groups...
Refuge notebook: Refuge keeps a pulse on bird migration

...then one clear night with a southerly breeze blowing, everyone blasts off for the next stopover, likely in the Copper River Delta area. The process starts over again with the next wave arriving to the Kenai Peninsula. As the season winds down...
Cutting back

...five fewer crewmembers than he normally does this season. Johnson, who has fished on the Columbia River and in the Copper River delta where he can target king salmon, thinks it's possible that kings run along the bottom in the Cook Inlet as they...
Refuge notebook: The lives of trumpeter swans revealed

...Sound where some flew directly across, stopping briefly on Hinchinbrook Island, before flying to Cordova and the Copper River Delta. Our pilot/biologist colleagues in southeast Alaska subsequently located our marked swans further down the coast...
Cassandra Energy applies for oil exploration permits

...applied for permits to conduct oil exploration on the Copper River Delta. The company applied for a permit Dec. 10 for permission...permits may portend a much bigger oil presence on the Copper River Delta in the future. ''Unfortunately, this looks like...
Charter operators worry halibut catch restriction will hurt business

...has in recent years. Area 3A covers Southcentral waters from Cook Inlet and Shelikof Strait to just south of the Copper River Delta. The commission also restricted the charter catch in Area 2A, which covers much of Southeast, but there, the IPHC imposed...
Saltwater guides prohibited from fishing with clients present

...Vincent-Lang said. In Area 3A, which includes Southcentral waters from Cook Inlet and Shelikof Strait to just south of the Copper River Delta, the halibut 2005 sport harvest exceeded the Guideline Harvest Level of 3.65 million pounds by 1 percent. Preliminary...
Harbingers of change: Temperate owl ranges expand to Alaska, Kenai Peninsula

...Anchorage area. This is remarkable, because short-eared owls were not previously known to over-winter west of the Copper River Delta. We may be witnessing a significant change in their status on the Kenai Peninsula from summer breeder to year-round...


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