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End of winter heralds arrive of mosquitoes

...overwinter as eggs, deposited by the female in just about any place that water can accumulate. Alaska's many sloughs, bogs and marshes provide an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, much to the misery of human and animal alike. Mosquitoes and other biting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/end-of-winter-heralds-arrive-of-mosq
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An Outdoor View: The king of Alaska's rivers, Part 3

...lost is what makes the Kenai such a great producer of fish - wetlands, floodplains, tributaries, riparian zones, tidal marshes, water quality and quantity. Economic development and community expansion sound good, she says, but without good controls...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-10-01/an-outdoor-view-the-king-of-alas
Outdoors
Flocking together: Weather affects bird migration, still plenty for birders to see

...patterns have been changing from historical norms and while the Kenai River flats are a critical stopover spot, the wide open marshes and lack of snow dictate what the general birder will see. Wildlife photographer Robert Parsons agreed. Parsons has spent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/weather-affects-bird-migration-still
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...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 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
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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
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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
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
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
EPA reissues inlet discharge permit

...produced-water discharges on Cook Inlet; and ยท expanding the permit?s discharge prohibition near protected areas, coastal marshes and deltas. Bob Shavelson, head of Cook Inletkeeper, an environmental organization dedicated to protecting the Cook Inlet...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/060507/news_0605new003.shtml
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