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Refuge Notebook: After the fire

...catastrophic wildfires. An example of this was observed when the regenerating forest from the lightning-caused 2005 King County Creek fire checked spread of the Funny River fire as it moved east toward Skilak Lake. Similarly, a large portion of...
K-Beach residents not getting equal treatment

...suppression to protect poorly situated homes. By doing such are we not subsidizing poor choices? Does anyone remember the King County Creek and Fox Creek fires of 2005, the Caribou Hills fire of 2007, the Shanta Creek fire of 2009, and the Funny River...
Fire footprint - ghosts of fires past

...latter. Much of the perimeter of the Funny River Fire was fated to be defined by previous burns including the 2005 King County Creek Fire and 2007 Swan Lake Fire that bump up against Skilak Lake, and the 2004 Glacier Creek Fire along the northeast...
Refuge Notebook: Fire Management Officer heads off to new adventures

...includes Pipe Creek, Fox Creek, Irish Channel, King County Creek, Swan Lake, and Shanta Creek fires. The post-fire...Additionally, fire scars from the Shanta Creek and King County Creek fires assisted in reducing the intensity and spread...
Swan Lake fire growing slowly but will benefit wildlife

...pocket of active fire behavior was observed during windy conditions on a helicopter survey, burning toward the 2005 King County Creek Fire scar. Smoke was moving northwest toward the Sterling area, but dissipating before reaching most inhabited...
Burning peat: a good source of energy and a firefighter?s nightmare

...root-wads or peat can carry-over from one year to the next. This happened on the refuge last year within the King County Creek Fire perimeter, when the fire from 2005 over-wintered in ground fuels and popped back up to the surface during...
Around the Peninsula

...Commerce luncheon at noon today. Instead, Kris Erickson of the Division of Forestry will give an update on the King County Creek fire. For more information, call 262-9814. Christmas in July bazaar slated The Sterling Senior Center will host...
Fire is not cause for alarm (There's) extremely low risk of the fire getting out of its natural confines." The scar from the 2005 King County Creek fire should stop flames from spreading to the west, while Skilak Lake itself acts as a barrier to the north, Newbould...
Pins on the map: Crash site reflections

...the Caribou Hills. Occasionally, the mountains and forests will reveal a long-held secret. The 10,000 acre King County Creek fire in 2005 removed much of the densely packed black spruce forest south of the Kenai River. Although I had been...
Outdoors -

Skilak fire close to contained; burn ban issued ANCHORAGE (AP) The more than 10,000-acre King County Creek Fire near Skilak Lake has reached 97 percent containment and most crews are pulling out this weekend, fire officials said Saturday...


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