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Search for the Rusty Blackbird begins

...information to track specific species.Eskelin said six years ago he encountered a family of Rusty Blackbirds at Headquarters Lake, but last year was the first year he didn't see them nest there."They like to nest next to a lake or boggy...
Refuge Notebook: Winter Solstice is for the birds

...about our daily business in 6 hours of winter twilight. Arctic and Aleutian Terns nest in a small mixed colony on Headquarters Lake. They are very similar in appearance so the less-than-avid-birder might not appreciate that these really are...
Ski season starts with Flat-out Flight Races

...season opened with the Flat-out Flight Races on Headquarters Lake in Soldotna on Saturday. "People were really happy...Michaud of Kenai at 12:48. Flat-out Flight Races Headquarters Lake 6 kilometers Boys Flight 1 1. Dillon Jensen, Sol...
Marketing 'Kenai' in the science world

...because it was first collected here on the Refuge at Headquarters Lake. As an aside, Sphagnum bergianum was also collected for the first time at Headquarters Lake and was so named to honor Dr. Ed Berg, the long-time...
Skiing still good despite warm weather he expects the snow to pack down and rut up as the trails are skied.Holt said he plans to begin grooming Headquarters Lake by the weekend for additional skiing options.Updates on Tsalteshi trail conditions can be found at its Facebook...
Prep skiers excited for new season, even with limited snow

...of the limited snowpack by utilizing places like Headquarters Lake in Soldotna, or the Bridge Creek reservoir on Diamond...of competition for the first time on Saturday at Headquarters Lake, in a race that was more or less billed as a preseason...
Going 'oding' for dragonflies Janine Ray, an observant seasonal employee. If you're looking for a good place to search for dragonflies, Headquarters Lake off Ski Hill Road is as good as any. John Hudson, the author of "Dragonflies of Alaska," identified eight species...
Ski teams race before big snow

Area ski teams got in some racing this weekend despite low-snow conditions. The races were held on Headquarters Lake, and with Saturday night's big snowfall, hopefully that venue has been retired for the year.The results follow:Friday's...
Photo feature: Golden opportunity

Photo by M. Scott Moon David Johnson heads out for a cross-country ski outing on Headquarters Lake behind Kenai National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Soldotna on Thursday afternoon. While local trails are too bare for boards, nearby lakes are in a pretty good shape for skiers.
Kids get taste of wildlife refuge, literally

...Cejnar Ten second-graders trooped single file past twisted spruce trees, across the sun-drenched marsh down to Headquarters Lake on Saturday. Amanda Evans, at the head of the line, paused now and then to point out the subtle signs a moose...


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