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Refuge Notebook: A summer of birdsong

...Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter (SM2) in a mature spruce and birch forest, adjacent to a black spruce wetland on Headquarters Lake within the Kenai Refuge. The SM2 is an acoustic recorder made especially for bird songs. I set it to record for...
Refuge Notebook: Local kids do big work

...nearby was in need of a more durable surface. To make the part of the trail that connects the Visitor Center to Headquarters Lake ADA-accessible and long lasting, we efficiently replaced the existing pea gravel with recycled asphalt. The most...
On going wild

...around the headquarters are a good, accessible place to view wildlife. In particular, the trail along the nearby Headquarters Lake is a good place to spot Aleutian terns, loons and the occasional moose, Morton said. Moose and caribou are most...
Kenai ski teams, Soldotna's Fox take ski titles at Colony Invitational

...bit of everything during the recent snow drought, from bounding on Kenai Golf Course with poles to ice skating on Headquarters Lake.On Friday and Saturday in the Colony Invitational at Government Peak, it all paid off.The Kardinals were tops...
Local ski studs hope to see state glory Dan Harbison said conditions at Tsalteshi are better than many may think. After a few days of skiing around Headquarters Lake, Harbison said his Stars team has been glad to get back to trail skiing."It hasn't been great that we're...
Kenai refuge celebrates Grand Opening of your new Visitor Center

...roof, solar panels, cozy fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows offering sweeping views of the Refuge, with Headquarters Lake peeking through the trees. A state-of-the art exhibit hall welcomes visitors new and old to explore the Refuge...
Statebound skiers ready to finish season of misery

...Road trips, including multiple times off the Kenai Peninsula, just to find snow. Pool workouts. Ice skating on Headquarters Lake. And spinning at The Fitness Place.What a long, strange season it's been.One of the most challenging high...
Refuge Notebook: The lively winter life of quaking aspen

From the warmth of my office, the view includes a magnificent stand of quaking aspens along the ridge near Headquarters Lake. During particularly frosty days as we've recently experienced, I always wonder how these seemingly delicate...
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...


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