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Peninsula a 'tinderbox'

...KNWR has made excuses for their lack of pro-active fire management for some time now. The suggestion of fire breaks...spent 10 million dollars in the last 20 years on good fire management instead of a 10 million dollar visitor center maybe...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-05-28/peninsula-a-tinderbox
Letters
Evacuation lifted for Funny River Road Tuesday

...near the Hansen Horse Trail, or Funny River Horse Trail, a popular recreation spot for hunters and hikers. A new fire management team is scheduled to arrive at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, Alexandrou said. They'll take over management of the fire...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-22/funny-river-wildfire-5-percent-conta
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Fire grows near Funny River Road

...near the Hansen Horse Trail, or Funny River Horse Trail, a popular recreation spot for hunters and hikers. A new fire management team is scheduled to arrive at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, Alexandrou said. They'll take over management of the fire...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-19/fire-grows-near-funny-river-road
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Firefighters keep Tyonek blaze away from oil and gas facilities

...About 150 firefighters are now working to control the fire, Nelson said. Hilcorp was providing GIS equipment to the fire management team, which is based in Palmer. On Wednesday, Hilcorp also took the precaution of draining crude oil storage tanks...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-23/firefighters-keep-tyonek-blaze-away-
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Refuge Notebook: Kruger National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge share common conservation issues

...supporting many grass-eating species like the African buffalo, numerous antelopes and the zebra. KNP was divided into fire management blocks bounded by fire-break roads where natural lightning-caused fires were allowed to burn or where prescribed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-06/refuge-notebook-kruger-national-
Outdoors
Voices of Alaska: State needs to recognize work of wildland firefighting force

...that people are using safe burning practices? While it doesn't make it right, understanding the history behind fire management in Alaska and the changing role of its firefighter forces might help shed some light on this peculiar arrangement...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-10-15/voices-of-alaska-state-needs-to-r
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: Why commercial oil and gas operations occur on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...industrial activities on air quality, noise levels, hydrologic flows, biological and water resources, socioeconomics, fire management, the spread of invasives, and habitat fragmentation are issues we grapple with. While best management practices...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-09-19/refuge-notebook-why-commercial-o
Outdoors
Vietnam veteran spends summer fighting fires on the Kenai

...mid-August, Forestry has responded to 76 wildland fires. That's the most since the late 1990s, said Howie Kent, fire management officer. "It's directly attributable to the weather," he said. "Warm, dry weather." Carlton and five other...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-21-1
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Board walks middle road to benefit resource, hunters

...land managers and wildlife officials should collaborate to find ways of bettering moose habitat through targeted fires, management and other means. In short: We're grateful the Board of Game decided to come to Kenai for the first time in decades...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-03-28/board-walks-middle-road-to-benefi
Opinion
Federal, state agencies prepare for 2013 wildfires

...are training our folks. We do have the fire staff that we've had in past years," said Dan Warthin, regional fire management officer for the National Park Service.Bureau of Land Management spokesman Craig McCaa in Fairbanks said his agency...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-30/federal-state-agencies-prepare-for-2
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