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DNR hears arguments for Chuitna water rights

...Alaska Department of Natural Resources, or DNR, heard arguments from Chuitna Citizens...Representatives presented arguments for whether or not DNR should grant water rights to Chuitna Citizens...issue for us is the policy issue, whether DNR to allow private citizens to take part in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-22/dnr-hears-arguments-for-chuitna-wate
News
A different way to think about climate change

...poses challenges for implementing landscape-scale adaptation. Funding is obviously tied to recognized priorities. An Alaska DNR manager said, "[climate change] hasn't become a priority for the State." Likewise, a Borough representative said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-13/a-different-way-to-think-about-clima
News
DNR faces dipnet conundrum

The Kenai River personal-use fishery has certainly had its share of headlines this month, as thousands of Alaskans converge on the city of Kenai to catch their share of salmon.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-30/dnr-faces-dipnet-conundrum
Opinion
River access at Kenai bridge draws dipnetters, concern

...wetland. According to Jack Blackwell, DNR's Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation...the amount of fees collected at the site, DNR Park Operations Manager Claire LeClair said...foot traffic, rather than constructed by DNR or any other entity. "The trail has just...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-28/river-access-at-kenai-bridge-draws-d
News
Fishermen should have priority with DNR

...Under former Commissioner Dan Sullivan, DNR worked hard to help PacRim develop Chuitna...for $1 million. As the court found, DNR has a statutory responsibility to process...conditions of permits they already had. DNR and Dan Sullivan produced fancy presentations...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-11-07/fishermen-should-have-pri
Letters
Water belongs to all Alaskans

...a precedent-setting decision. Should DNR allow local Alaskans to reserve water in...the west side of Cook Inlet? Or, should DNR give 100 percent of the water to PacRim...residents and devastate a rich fishery. Contact DNR (kimberly.sager@alaska.gov, 907-269-8904...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-08/water-belongs-to-all-alas
Letters
Fire spreads in Sterling

...wildfire evacuation preparation, visit http://www.ready.gov/wildfires For fire updates, visit akfireinfo.com or Alaska DNR- Division of Forestry (DOF) The Office of Emergency Management call center is 907-714-2495. www.facebook.com/kenai...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-15/fire-spreads-in-sterling
News
Lake Hood Elodea may threaten Kenai Peninsula

...Department of Environmental Conservation, which required a 30 day comment period and a 45 day period for requested reviews. DNR has applied for an emergency permit to attack the Lake Hood elodea in an method similar to that used in Nikiski's Daniels Lake...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-11/lake-hood-elodea-may-threaten-kenai-
News
DNR ordered to rule on Chuitna applications

...Inletkeeper filed a joint lawsuit against DNR in November 2011.Third District Judge Mark Rindner wrote in his ruling that "DNR has unreasonably withheld agency action...He added the court could only require DNR action on the applications if the agency...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-28/dnr-ordered-to-rule-on-chuitna-appli
News
Time to weigh in on salmon vs. coal

...River (yikes!). I, personally, will be submitting my comments to kimberly.sager@alaska.gov and will be asking the DNR and Gov. Walker to protect water in streams for salmon. Fish are, after all, practically a voting constituency in the state...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-27/time-to-weigh-in-on-salmo
Letters

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