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Refuge Notebook: Common grass has uncommon attributes

...nonnative invasive species that threatens salmon habitat in nonglacial streams. Within headwaters streams of the Kenai Lowlands, Baylor University researchers found that decaying bluejoint litter provides the carbon input that increases the...
Sterling Highway improvements planned

...a lot of moose that winter in the Skilak area," Morton said. "Then in the spring, they make a beeline to the Kenai lowlands, where they drop calves, and then eventually work their way back. So there's a lot of movement back and forth...
Refuge Notebook: What do caribou and wood bison have in common?

...near Sterling in April 1966. These caribou became the Kenai Lowlands herd that ranges in and around Sterling, Kenai and...River herds provide hunting opportunities, and the Kenai Lowland herd provides wildlife viewing opportunities for residents...
Refuge Notebook: Progress on eradicating elodea from the Kenai Peninsula

...threat to aquatic and fisheries resources of the peninsula, particularly in the 4,000 or so lakes and ponds of the Kenai Lowlands. For these reasons, partners in the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area decided that elodea had to...
Refuge Notebook: Tracking time in the New and Old Worlds

...forests and fire regimes on the Kenai Lowlands of Alaska," this study analyzed...indeed being laid down in the Kenai Lowlands 18,000 years ago. As white...alder, willow and birch on the Kenai Lowlands 8500 years ago, Neolithic humans...
Refuge Notebook: Winter Solstice is for the birds

...warbler" - foraging in wax myrtle, an evergreen shrub related to myrica gale that grows along wetland edges in the Kenai Lowlands. Wax myrtle grows along the Atlantic and Gulf coast from New Jersey southwards.Townsend's Warblers, another...
Fish and Game: Some Peninsula game stocks thriving, others declining

...Herreman said the Peninsula has four caribou herds - the Kenai Mountain, Killey River, Fox River and Kenai Lowlands. Currently, the Kenai Lowlands herd is not harvested from, but population estimates indicate that herd remains stable, which could...
Vehicles take a heavy toll on Kenai moose

...female moose than any other source of mortality. Ed Bangs and his colleagues tracked 51 adult female moose in the Kenai Lowlands between 1980 and 1986. Fifteen of his collared cows died from vehicles, translating to a mortality rate of 4 percent...
Part 2: Did woolly mammoths roam the Kenai Peninsula?

...remains of other mammoths that may have died on the Kenai lowlands were either destroyed or deeply buried by the last...13,000 years ago after the ice retreated from the Kenai lowlands and the young herbaceous tundra habitat became briefly...
Jigsaw puzzle: New studies lend further evidence of dry times

...block of glacial ice imbedded in sands and gravels derived from the melting ice sheet that had flowed out across the Kenai Lowlands from the Kenai Mountains. This ice sheet did not pull back like modern valley glaciers, but simply fell apart with...


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