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Alaska prepares for wood bison return after a century

...animal for sport hunting, but plans ran into a political snag.In 2008, the state imported 53 wood bison from a national park in Canada, adding to a smaller herd that was held at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage.However...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-21/alaska-prepares-for-wood-bison-retur
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Board of Game to take up Kenai Peninsula issues

...the federal government, including the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Chugach National Forest and the Kenai Fjords National Park, which leaves about 30 percent in state and private hands. State managers and refuge managers have clashed in recent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-16/board-of-game-to-take-up-kenai-penin
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Homer man dies trekking in Patagonia

...30 p.m. local time while hiking on the Rio Piedras Blancas trail in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, or Glacier National Park, near El Chalten, Argentina. Feraudo landed in a creek and was caught by a current, where he drowned. A friend...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-14/homer-man-dies-trekking-in-patago
Opinion
Carlson makes it from Kenny Lake to the Brown Bears

...So how in the world did a player from a remote town of about 350 that serves as a gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park make it this far?Phenomenal familyCarlson, 19, is the youngest of seven kids. And when matched up against the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-02-12/carlson-makes-it-from-kenny-lake-t
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What others say: Denali for Alaskans

...official name change, precedent exists for it.Denali National Park in the mountain's neighborhood used to be called Mount McKinley National Park. When that change occurred, it should have included...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-11/what-others-say-denali-for-alaska
Opinion
What others say: The price of a windfall

...keep companies separated on the radio spectrum.)The spectrum is supposed to be public property, just as much as a national park or the air we breathe. If it's carved up and sold, the federal government gets the proceeds, and it uses those...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-03/what-others-say-the-price-of-a-wi
Opinion
Borough sends priority list to feds

...according to the list of priorities. Those lands are located within the Lake Clark, Katmai and Kenai Fjords National Parks, the Kenai and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuges and the Chugach National Forest, according to the list...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-16-1
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Chugach National Forest unaffected by snowmobile ruling

When it comes to how snowmobile use is managed, the Chugach National Forest is one step ahead of many other national parks around the country. On Jan. 27, the U.S. Forest Service issued a new policy mandating that all U.S. forests...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-07/local-forests-unaffected-by-snowmobi
News | Outdoors
Team: Climber 1st to solo summit Mount McKinley in January

...his camp for the night some 3,000 feet below, she said.The mountain is in Denali National Park. Climbers are required to register with the National Park Service, which lets park officials keep an accurate list of summit attempts and successes...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-12/team-climber-1st-to-solo-summit-moun
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Seward

...a base. Seward still serves a gateway for visitors to Alaska, and for many it is also the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Within this park, the easy Exit Glacier trail and the more strenuous Harding Ice Field trail both provide glimpses...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/places/seward
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