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Now is a good time for avalanche education

...them, but should also know how to use them.Online resources provide a good place to start. The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation webpage at has avalanche safety tips. The Alaska Avalanche Information...
KRSMA Board hears updates on Kasilof boat retrieval, deferred maintenance

A boat retrieval project planned for the lower Kasilof River has yet to find a permanent home as State Parks personnel negotiate with the third choice on their list - the Swanson property at river mile 4.5.
State parks increases public-use cabin fees

Most of the popular destinations have already been reserved, but campers will soon see a fee increase for the public-use cabins maintained by Alaska State Parks.
State temporarily closes Pillars boat launch

Due to heavy rainfall and road damage, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has closed the Pillars boat launch in the Kenai River Special Management area. According to a press release...
Seward, Borough watch for flooding

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management is watching several areas of concern and potential road closures as storm water runoff continues to swamp roadways and cause river flooding. According to a media release residents should avoid flooded areas and roads and watch for traffic diversions. Several areas have either already been closed or are being watched including -Areas of the Kenai River where the bank is eroding faster than normal -Leopold Road in Ninilchik which has yet to be closed but should be avoided
Special use for heavy use? Lower Kasilof River area could receive new designation

Residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on a proposal to establish a special use area surrounding the lower Kasilof River on Wednesday.
Guides away: Kenai River Guide Academy's last class before summer

For the first time, every guide on the Kenai River this summer will need to have passed the Kenai River Guide Academy.
Kasilof River projects continue, funding added

Work will continue for the next several years on three projects designed to enhance access, usability and sustainability of the Kasilof River special use area and drift boat fishery.
Symposium aims at watershed education, collaboration

Compared to other watersheds he has worked with, Dr. Frank Burris said the Kenai River watershed is pristine. But that doesn't mean there isn't work to be done when it comes to keeping it that way.Burris leads the Watershed Stewardship Education Program at Oregon State University. He and his team were in Soldotna to host a symposium last week with the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation on the importance of watersheds to the Kenai Peninsula and its economy.
Kasilof pullout project moves forward

A second round of funding secured through Alaska's capital budget will push forward development of a drift boat take-out on the Kasilof River, officials said. The state recently secured $1.6 million for a public takeout facility to be located in the lower portions of the river to address increasing use of the drift boat-only fishery.


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