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Voices of Alaska: Many contribute to wood bison project

...land and air more than 300 miles within three days, and just 10 days later, were released to thousands of acres of prime habitat. It's a pleasure to congratulate past and present ADF&G staff members Bob Stephenson (who conceived the project in 1992...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-19/voices-of-alaska-many-contribute-
Opinion
Legislature fails to confirm Ruffner to Board of Fisheries

...wanted someone in the seat who cared about habitat. He said he did not like the idea that...fisheries and who cares about protecting the habitat and who cares about the interests of all...Supporters cited Ruffner's longtime habitat advocacy and support of fish passage projects...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-19/legislature-fails-to-confirm-ruffner
News
Voices of Alaska: Gwich'in vs. climate change

...live along the migratory route and winter habitat of the Porcupine caribou herd. They rely...environmental degradation threaten the caribou's habitat and survival. Warming events have altered...the Porcupine caribou herd. The forage habitat of caribou is shrinking with increased...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-12/voices-of-alaska-gwichin-vs-clima
Opinion
Water rights dispute generates thousands of comments

...villages of Beluga and Tyonek in response to the Chuitna Coal Project, which it has claimed would irreparably destroy the salmon habitat of the Chuitna watershed. PacRim's application for extraction rights to the area's water will be adjudicated by DNR after...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/water-rights-dispute-generates-thous
News
Peninsula residents petition for new bike path

...more than a decade, one roadblock for a bike path has been the unknown consequences the project would have on the natural habitat in the area, specifically regarding bird migration. "In the spring of 2002, a Bird Behavior Study was conducted to evaluate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/peninsula-residents-petition-for-new
News
Voices of the Peninsula: Alaska faces critical salmon habitat decision

...stream, dig down 300 feet through salmon habitat, and strip mine the underlying coal...there's no way to mine through salmon habitat - tearing up the geology and hydrology...been a successful restoration of salmon habitat after the type of intensive strip mining...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-25/voices-of-the-peninsula-alaska-fa
Opinion
Longtime Kenai River habitat advocate applies for Board of Fisheries seat

...Kenai Peninsula resident known for his habitat advocacy has applied to be on Alaska's...Peninsula. "He believes passionately in good habitat, adequate fish passage, and the removal...Ruffner said he believed the line between habitat and conservation work and fisheries management...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-03/longtime-kenai-river-habitat-advocat
News

...aggressively protect old-growth forest habitat and reduce the threat from the barred...court-ordered logging cutbacks to protect owl habitat, and many Northwest towns relying on...owl numbers continue to decline; its habitat still is being lost to logging, especially...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jeff-barnard/2015-04-08-0
Kenai road proposal criticized

...the affected area "is very important habitat, primarily for spring migrating waterfowl...also classified as a possible coho salmon habitat, based on a 2007 study by Kenai Watershed...easement would have less value as bird habitat than the lost area because of a recently...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-07/kenai-road-proposal-criticized
News
Refuge Notebook: What do you value about living on the Kenai Peninsula?

...legislative purpose "to conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitat in their national diversity, including but not limited to...how well we are conserving fish and wildlife populations and habitat. With climate change, historical conditions may not be possible...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-09/refuge-notebook-what-do-you-valu
Outdoors

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