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...lion research programs significantly contribute to the understanding of these animals in the wild? their reproduction, habitats and sustainability. Woody's participation in these studies occurred at a critical time for Steller sea lion populations...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-11-16-1
Dispatch
LNG may bring more Kenai River traffic

...December meeting.The overuse of the river could be affecting habitat and water quality as well. Jeanne Swartz, a board member...regulators know that this is going to have to look at salmon habitats, road traffic and air quality standards," Persily said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-15/lng-may-bring-more-kenai-river-traff
News
Habitat says thank you!

Recently the local Habitat for Humanity held its annual golf tournament fundraiser which was successful thanks to many supporters and participants. We ran...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-09-04/habitat-says-thank-you
Letters
Trails

The hiking and biking trails of the Kenai Peninsula offer access to many exquisite natural habitats, often with incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. As with any outdoor activity, remember to be prepared. Always tell someone...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/information/trails
Information
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
Conservation plan will determine federal funds for Alaskan wildlife

...get about $2.5 million a year, and the species and the habitats that we give that to are dictated by the species of greatest...conservation need" and identifies the largest threats to the habitats they rely on. According to the plan, Alaska and its waters...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-11/conservation-plan-will-determine-fed
News
Refuge Notebook: Local seashells provide more than just a home for hermit crabs

...Pteropods are the major food source of krill, which in turn is the major food source for juvenile salmon. Sea shells also provide habitats for multiple fish species at different stages in their life cycle, notably to hide from predation. Shells are used by shorebirds...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-11-05/refuge-notebook-local-seashells-
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: The Kenai Isthmus is a management conundrum

...in a smart and thoughtful way. In this instance, a little planning can go a long way toward keeping our wildlife and their habitats healthy.Dr. John Morton is the supervisory biologist at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Find more information at www...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-10-15/refuge-notebook-the-kenai-isthmu
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Online citizen science: Making your interests count

...data for accomplishing our conservation goals. Congress mandated that the Refuge "conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity," which specifically included insects and other invertebrates. Toward this end, we maintain...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-10-22/refuge-notebook-online-citizen-s
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: After the fire

...recycling nutrients and creating a mosaic of vegetation types. This mix of grass, herbs, shrub and trees provide healthy habitats for birds, hare, lynx, moose and other creatures of the boreal forest. Wildlife benefit from a variety of vegetation types...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-27/refuge-notebook-after-the-fire
Outdoors

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