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Refuge Notebook: Celebrating 50 years of Wilderness on the Kenai. Well before the passage of the Wilderness Act, the Kenai National Moose Range's first manager Dave Spencer advocated for protection of its wilderness values. His ideas came to fruition in 1957 when an 800,000-acre area...
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge celebrates Wilderness Act

...anniversary and getting them into the Mystery Hills, Dave Spencer and Andrew Simons wilderness areas, Ostrowski said...fishers, and berry pickers," Ostrowski said. "The Dave Spencer Unit includes the Swanson River and Swan Lake National...
Refuge Notebook: Defining Wilderness in a climate changing world

...Refuge, 1.3 million acres are designated as Kenai Wilderness in three units: Mystery Creek, Andrew Simons, and Dave Spencer. The Wilderness Act defines Kenai Wilderness for us: "A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his...
Refuge Notebook: Fishing on the Swanson River is not a secret, but sometimes forgotten

...system provides a great opportunity to experience the Dave Spencer Wilderness Area. Depending on how much you want to...long hike. Much of the Swanson River flows through the Dave Spencer Wilderness Area, and you need to commit at least a...
All politics are local: The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of the Alaska Conservation Society

...when I retire at the end of December, I've an unusual appreciation of issues and events surrounding the Refuge since Dave Spencer's arrival in 1947 as the first manager of what was then the Kenai National Moose Range. Reflecting back, a singularly...
Refuge notebook: The lives of trumpeter swans revealed

...systematic aerial survey of trumpeter swans began on the former Kenai National Moose Range in 1957 when refuge manager Dave Spencer reported 18-20 pairs of nesting swans north of the Kenai River. In 1964, refuge manager Will Troyer expanded the...
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's 70th anniversary

...the attack on Pearl Harbor only nine days earlier and on events in Europe. In 1948, World War II veteran and pilot Dave Spencer arrived on the Kenai to assume his duties as the Moose Range's first Refuge Manager. Within two years, he developed...
Refuge Notebook: Celebrating 30 Years of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness

...last 26 years and to explore and enjoy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness. All three units -- Mystery Hills, Dave Spencer, and Andy Simons have their unique character, but of the three I have certainly spent the most time in the Mystery...


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