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Refuge Notebook: Common grass has uncommon attributes

...forest on the southern peninsula is now bluejoint grasslands with few spruce seedlings. This has prompted our local fire management community (All Hands/All Lands) to evaluate different treatments for reducing bluejoint in the wildland-urban...
Refuge weighs impacts of Card Street fire

...change, but we don't want it adjacent to communities where it could threaten other private houses and stuff," said Fire Management Officer Kristi Bulock. "That is of dire concern to us." With the Card Street fire now reported at 20 percent containment...
Firefighters battle 61-acre blaze near Hope

...periodically. Updated at 8 p.m. Saturday Fire officials are reporting that the burn has been contained. Assistant Zone Fire Management Officer Nicole Longfellow said on Saturday that firefighters had gained control of the fire around 4:30 p.m...
Firefighters urge caution heading into Memorial Day weekend

...don't have a repeat of the time, the money and the danger to individuals in the community," Nelson said. Forestry Fire Management Officer Howie Kent sat in his office Thursday monitoring the latest developing fire in Homer. He said the 18 fires...
Anchor Point fire extinguished

...Monday around 4:00 p.m. near Jim Howard Road, between Anchor Point and Nikolaevsk. Alaska Division of Forestry Fire Management Officer Howie Kent said that the fire burned about five acres before it was contained on Tuesday by the efforts of...
Forestry douses hot spot left over from Funny River wildfire

...were working to contain it and steer it away from communities along the road system on the Kenai Peninsula. Forestry Fire Management Officer, Howie Kent, said the heat and smoke was coming from underneath the layer of peat moss on the ground and...
Alaska Fire Services prepare for early season

...through its effect on grass, since grass crushed down by snow burns less easily than standing grass. Kristi Bulock, fire management officer for the US Fish and Wildlife Service region that includes the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, said that the locally-abundant...
Refuge Notebook: Fire Management Officer heads off to new adventures the job here as Assistant Fire Management Officer in 1997. This position was created because fire management was becoming increasingly more...Doug became the Kenai Refuge Fire Management Officer a year later when the...
Refuge Notebook: Thousands of feet on the ground are a challenge in Changbai Mountain, China

...partnership between Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve, with a focus on wildland fire management and visitor services in protected areas.Changbai Mountain straddles the China-North Korea border and has been...
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...


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