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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...
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...
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...
Soldotna expands trail system

...Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council. The council's habitat protection program used civil settlement funds from the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation for restoration and habitat protection. The city had to apply for permits through the...
An Outdoor View: Why do we hunt?

...end result of which is overpopulation and competition with animals for habitat. For this reason, when wildlife habitat protection issues arise, it's not uncommon for anti-hunters and hunters to find themselves agreeing with each other...
An Outfoor View: Jenna talks habitat

...They took public testimony and voted on an ordinance that would've gutted the borough's Anadromous Fish Habitat Protection Ordinance. The assembly voted against it, but the 5-4 vote was too close for comfort.""With our salmon at...
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...
Business news

...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...


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