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Online tool aids oil-spill response

...shoreline, which would be damaged less than a salt marsh. "(A salt marsh) is like a sponge," Saupe said. "They just soak...for years, if not decades. And responding in a salt marsh can be very detrimental. Those are the type of areas...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-21/online-tool-aids-oil-spill-response
News

...said Fish and Wildlife has a 1905 water right, the same as the irrigation project, and should be using it to put water on marshes, instead of passing it on to farmers leasing refuge land to grow crops. He added that the water-sharing agreements fail...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jeff-barnard/2015-04-08
Refuge Notebook - Thanksgiving: Remembering those who trusted, encouraged and inspired us

...inspired me by their writings - "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau, "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold, and "Of Men and Marshes" by Paul Errington. And those who inspired me by their efforts, some of whom I was fortunate to eventually meet - Durwood...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-11-27/refuge-notebook-thanksgiving-rem
Outdoors
SoHi girls take 6th at state swimming

...Colony) 53.91. 5) Watkins, Cody (Soldotna) 54.40. 6) Marsh, Evan (Petersburg) 54.45. 7) Anderson, Jonas (Kodiak...backstroke -- 1) Lindquist, Talon (Kodiak) 51.89. 2) Marsh, Evan (Petersburg) 52.50. 3) Lincoln, Nicholas (Kodiak...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-11-08/state-swim-meet-2014
Sports
An Outdoor View: Worms

...buy live worms, then throw out the ones they don't use, and some survive.Bowser says, "To prevent the spread of red marsh worms, nightcrawlers, and other exotic worms, I would recommend that live worms should not be used as bait and should not...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-11-13/an-outdoor-view-worms
Outdoors

...Assateague Island as phragmites, the reedy marsh plant that covers hundreds of the barrier...Adjusting to the nutrient-poor diet of marsh grass, they shrank in stature to the size...birds known as rails, which depend on high marsh grass for resting and feeding. Park officials...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-31
Outdoors
Verbatim: Alaska can learn from challenges elsewhere

...down into it, but it is also removing liquid so the ground shrinks like a drying sponge. The canals dug in the Louisiana marshes and swamps cause saltwater intrusion; the incoming saltwater kills the freshwater plants that make up the wetland, and the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2013-05-19/verbatim-alaska-can-lea
Schools
Refuge man aids BP cleanup

...miles of coastline littered with white sand beaches, bays, marshes and wetlands. "The east end becomes very marshy," he said...which are also home to ocean and shore birds. The bays and marshes along the shore host a variety plant life, as well. Newbould...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072610/new_683702169.shtml
News
Chickaloon Flats may be changing

...surveys of the 74,000-acre marsh. The $15,000 project keeps...sure why. Tides flood salt marshes along the East Coast up to six...nutrients, but inundates the marsh with enough salt water to stunt...just be how this particular marsh works. The refuge supervisor...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/090110/new_703312014.shtml
News
Perils of Polly: 'Giddyup' not necessarily in the vocabulary

...dehydration. Then we discovered what we expected would happen: no more bottled water. Oh oh. We headed back toward the flat marshes and soon things began to look familiar. That was our ger! But wasn't this supposed to be a four-day trek? Sue was grateful...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102910/out_727838494.shtml
Outdoors

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