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Borough actions on K-Beach flooding prudent

...shared by a hydrologist, with a PHD no less, that suggests that our bench (my choice in words) running from the Kenai Mountains west to Cook Inlet has been a drainage area of some sort for decades and decades and decades, perhaps for millennia...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-24/borough-actions-on-k-beac
Letters
Hunters advised to know regulations before taking shot

...allowed to hunt the herds in the Kenai Mountains, Killey River and Fox River. The season for the Kenai Mountain herd runs from Aug. 10 to Dec...for most of September in the Kenai Mountains. He has a hunting permit for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-21/hunters-advised-to-know-regulations-
News
Refuge Notebook: Spruce mast events - feast or famine

...and perhaps further on to the mainland. Spruce trees across the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge from Kasilof to the Kenai Mountains bear especially heavy loads of cones right now. I also obtained reports of heavy cone loads in Interior Alaska and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-14/refuge-notebook-spruce-mast-even
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Two jays for two biomes

...they are still very uncommon in Soldotna.Soldotna lies upon the Kenai Flats, the large flat area west of the Kenai Mountains, encompassing the southern extent of the boreal biome. The species historically found here are more typical of interior...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-20/refuge-notebook-two-jays-for-two
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Hidden Lake Campground - a 'hidden gem' on the Kenai Refuge

...about the topography and forest history of this area.Carved by glaciers amidst the 2,000 to 3,000 feet high Kenai Mountains, the Hidden Lake basin was deglaciated 14,000-16,000 years ago. Climbing on the exposed rocky outcrops within...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/refuge-notebook-hidden-lake-camp
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Dall sheep in a changing world

...opportunity in our back yard. The Kenai Mountains are truly a magical place providing...only a small portion of the Kenai Mountains, likely restricts sheep distribution...Another relevant trend in the Kenai Mountains is rising treeline in response...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-11-21/refuge-notebook-dall-sheep-in-a-
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Ascent of the cranes

...column of rising air kicked up by the mountain slopes, and were using it to gain altitude for their migration over the Kenai Mountains. They continued their noisy but graceful aerial dance, soaring ever higher with only an occasional flap of wings...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-10-31/refuge-notebook-ascent-of-the-cr
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Genetic diversity of wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula is a mixed bag

...and southern refugia. In fact, Caribou Hills, nunataks in the Harding Ice Field, and the northern part of the Kenai Mountains around Big Indian Creek were unglaciated during the last ice age, serving as local refugia for some flora and fauna...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-02-13/refuge-notebook-genetic-diversit
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Counting moose with drones? Maybe sooner than you think

...canopy or because we can't do low-level flights over urban areas. We could survey sheep, goats and caribou in the Kenai Mountains safer and more cost effectively. We could reduce disturbance and increase precision for waterfowl surveys. The costs...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-02-06/refuge-notebook-counting-moose-w
Outdoors
Crazy about silvers

...stopped. While I wasn't looking, the sun forced its way through a crack in the heavy overcast. Fresh snow coats the Kenai Mountains. As I watch, the sun teams up with a distant shower and frames the mountains with a spectacular rainbow. The eagle...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-10-24/crazy-about-silvers
Outdoors

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