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Planning commission defines 'water-dependent' buildings

...anadromous streams. While the area was being settled and developed, this never presented a problem, but when the habitat protection ordinance was established in 2011, it raised questions of how riverfront property could be developed.Placing...
District 1 hopefuls answer forum questions

...Knopp said. "This, what we have in process, is not manageable." Wartinbee, who served on the Anadromous Fish Habitat Protection Task Force in 2013, said he considers the protections reasonable and important to preserve the peninsula's environment...
An Outdoor View: The king of Alaska's rivers, Part 3

...without good controls, they equate to a loss of habitat.In 1996, the borough adopted an "Anadromous Streams Habitat Protection" ordinance that requires a permit for logging or installing a fuel tank in the 100-year floodplain. It also requires...
Salmonfest casts a wider net

...Mine, the new target is preservation of salmon species statewide, he said.The festival's overarching focus on habitat protection is ushering back many of the names synonymous with its very roots including renowned artist, and "godfather of...
Voices of the Peninsula: What if we're wrong about salmon buffer zones?

...upon researching volunteer efforts and examples within the KBP. It was obvious that a single approach to salmon habitat protection would not work. Education is needed but the reality of human nature is that self-interest often overrides society...
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...Restaurant. The Kenai River Center will be presenting information regarding the Kenai Peninsula Borough's 50-foot Habitat Protection District program, FEMA requirements, and how they affect river property owners. Special guests will be...
Wishful thinking doesn't change facts

...residents. These folks should, if they are truly concerned about the welfare of the resource, be working for habitat protection and good fisheries management, and not taking actions such as trying to shut down the Cook Inlet set net fishery...
In-stream flow reservation for Chuitna's Middle Creek open to comment

...its natural setting. The reservation can be granted for uses such as recreation, sanitation, navigation, and habitat protection - as in the case of Chuitna Citizens' Coalition, which hopes to protect Middle Creek's salmon spawning ground...
Welles hopes to take cost effective approach to borough

...the area.On the issue of the anadromous stream ordinance, which the borough passed last June to protect salmon habitat protection along lakes and streams, Welles said he was not happy about the exhortation of property rights by the borough administration...
Sharing the culture of salmon

...from a different perspective - though many of the issues faced are similar, such as balancing development with habitat protection.The the people and cultures may be different, the shared resource provides a valuable opportunity to share ideas...


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