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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
Ruffner appointed to Board of Fisheries

...Bill Walker to the state's Board of Fisheries. Robert Ruffner, a longtime central Kenai Peninsula resident known for his habitat advocacy, applied for the spot in February and has been appointed to the seat recently vacated by former chairman Karl Johnstone...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-23/ruffner-appointed-to-board-of-fisher
News
Alaska prepares for wood bison return after a century

...North America's largest land mammal into its native U.S. habitat for the first time in more than a century.The Alaska Department...government would designate their new home in the wild as critical habitat, requiring consultation with federal agencies before oil and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-21/alaska-prepares-for-wood-bison-retur
News
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
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
Game board lowers brown bear harvest cap

...Kenai's brown bear population was scientifically warranted. "The Kenai brown bear will continue to be strongly influenced by habitat loss and fragmentation and multiple potential sources of human caused mortality as the human population continues to grow on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-17/game-board-lowers-brown-bear-harvest
News
Refuge Notebook: Records fall during 115th Christmas Bird Count

...increase in suitable urban habitat with its associated artificial...conifer-dominated forest habitats. Large numbers should remain and breed in these habitats. As an irruptive species...temperate and our wild habitats become urbanized, our...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-19/refuge-notebook-records-fall-dur
Outdoors
SeaLife Center mourns loss of sea lion

...he said. At the SeaLife Center, researchers study sea lions for a variety of reasons, including learning about their habitats and reproduction, according to the release. Sugar produced no offspring, but more than a half dozen Steller sea lions remain...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-05
News
Refuge Notebook: Finding the meaning of the moose

...conservation of all wildlife (and fish!) populations and habitats in their natural diversity. This expanded purpose is well...Icefield to Ocean," a nod to the Refuge's broad mix of habitat types. Icefield, tundra, boreal forest, wetlands and rivers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-26/refuge-notebook-finding-the-mean
Outdoors
Habitat for Humanity completes 19th home

Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity has just completed the 19th...conditions have accepted the partnership with Habitat, participated in home-building by...couldn't be more heartfelt or sincere. The Habitat Board says thank you to TOAD'S Inc...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-19/habitat-for-humanity-comp
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