A set of environmental, recreational, and engineering studies supporting the Grant Lake hydroelectric project is missing necessary information, according to comments made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the federal agency that licenses hydroelectric projects, and other state and federal agencies.
A set of environmental, recreational, and engineering studies supporting the controversial Grant Lake hydroelectric project is missing necessary information, according to comments released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the federal agency that licenses hydroelectric projects.
A group of parents, teachers, administrators and representatives from local organizations are working to enhance the trail system at the Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science in Kenai.
I am often asked thought provoking questions while working in the Kenai Refuge Visitor Center. Recently, I was asked how Hidden Lake Campground received its name.
Hidden Lake is a popular area for recreation on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. It offers great activities such as camping, hiking, and fishing and is easily accessed by the Skilak Lake Loop Road from two points on the Sterling Highway. Hidden Lake is most notorious for its popular Lake trout fishery, which is the largest sport fishery for Lake trout on the Kenai Peninsula.
By HEATHER FULLER
Give a child a fish to eat and they are happy for a day. Teach a child to fish and you instill a sense of wonder and excitement that could lead to a lifelong hobby! Studies have shown that the time we spend outside helps alleviate stress while also providing benefits to our mental and physical health. Even taking just five minutes a day to engage with the natural world can significantly impact a person's quality of life.
The Kenai Peninsula supports approximately 44 percent of Alaska's sport anglers but represents less than two percent of the state's land area. The world famous Kenai River single-handedly has supported over 20 percent of the state's total anglers between 1995 and 2005. Needless to say, a lot of fishing takes place on the Kenai Peninsula.
There is nothing more relaxing and exhilarating than the clean smell of a freshwater stream, and the peaceful sound of water cascading over rocks on a clear summer day. Everything seems so perfect. With fishing rod in hand, you cast out for another try. You hope this day and the fishing will never end. Many anglers dream and live for days like this. But unknowingly, our angling boots may be harming Alaska's streams by transporting aquatic invasive species from one stream to another.
Since arriving from Tennessee about a month ago, I have learned a lot about some of the invasive species threatening the harmonious balance of Alaska's different ecosystems.
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