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...locations to see more birds without seeing as many people. "The Swanson River Road is always a good one because of the variety of habitats you can find there," Marlow said. The Swanson River Road area is also part of the Kenai Wildlife Refuge and can be accessed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-12-16-0
Outdoors

...extinction. The agency maintains that massive wildfires are the greatest threat to the owls and works to ensure the owl's habitat is maintained or improved, he said.Spotted owls have declined throughout California by about 40 percent in the past three...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/scott-smith/2014-12-23
Refuge Notebook: Eradicating an invasive predator from the Kenai Peninsula

...rearing areas that contain the densely vegetated calm water habitat pike prefer. For Stormy Lake, the fear was that pike would...Although the fast-flowing glacial Kenai River is not optimal habitat for northern pike, the river can serve as a travel corridor...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-12-18/refuge-notebook-eradicating-an-i
Outdoors
Voices of Alaska: Cook Inlet would benefit from a Harbor Safety Committee - here's why

...pertinent to the assessment, such as local infrastructure, relevant industries, waterways and their navigation, weather, and habitats. The Advisory Panel operated as an independent entity from the Management Team.This Advisory Panel recognized that no organization...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-22/voices-of-alaska-cook-inlet-would
Opinion
Learning for Life: Hawkweed, the lovely orange menace

...It's blooming time again for the invasive Orange Hawkweed plant that is spreading across the Kenai Peninsula changing habitats in its wake. This weed also has a yellow species that is found here on the Kenai and spreading quickly like it's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-07-25/learning-for-life-hawkweed-the-
Community
Critical Habitat Areas need protection

Critical Habitat Areas - the name says it all. In response...Alaska legislature created a number of critical habitat areas. The purpose of creating these 32 areas was to preserve critical habitat for the preservation of fish and wildlife so...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-21/critical-habitat-areas-ne
Letters
Kenai Peninsula Realtors gather for award ceremony and banquet

...fundraising Disc Golf Tournament which supported Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of the Central...3,336.57 to representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of the Central...Annual Award Ceremony will also be given to Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of the Central...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-12-15/kenai-peninsula-realtors-gather-
Dispatch
Kenai woman wins national hunting award

...and sustainable living. "When we think of the most serious threats to hunting today, the most critical issue is loss of habitat," Cunningham said in the video. "There's more people using public lands than ever before. The government agencies managing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-15
News
Refuge Notebook: Camouflage depends on the background

...daylight needed to start the change differs between individuals because of their unique genetic makeup. As climate and other habitat conditions change, maintaining genetic diversity becomes an evolutionary bet-hedging strategy. Unique individuals that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-12-11/refuge-notebook-camouflage-depen
Outdoors
NOAA gives Kachemak Bay special designation

...thanks to its recent designation as a Habitat Focus Area by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Part of NOAA's habitat blueprint initiative to identify ecologically...region in Alaska to be identified as a Habitat Focus Area and only the eighth in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-03/noaa-gives-kachemak-bay-special-desi
News

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