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Making tracks: Marten rediscover the western Kenai Lowlands

...significant trends over the past 40 years. Nevertheless, marten have managed to persist and indeed expand across the Kenai Lowlands during this period despite unreliable snowpacks and cold temperatures. This suggests that marten are in fact highly...
Kenai Lowlands provide marginal habitat for expanding marten

...have re-colonized the western Kenai Lowlands after a 100-year absence. The...forest cover in many areas, the Kenai Lowlands may represent sub-optimal habitat...mountains westward across the Kenai Lowlands in the past decades. Instead...
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: 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: What do caribou and wood bison have in common?

...caribou from the Nelchina herd were released at Watson Lake near Sterling in April 1966. These caribou became the Kenai Lowlands herd that ranges in and around Sterling, Kenai and Soldotna. Although the 1965-66 introductions were successful...
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...
Adapting to climate change on the peninsula: Why bother?

...meters (165 feet). Closed-basin lakes in the Kenai Lowlands have been drying, and shrubs and black spruce have...hand, American marten appear to be increasing in the Kenai Lowlands, in part, due to warmer winters with more snow...
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...


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