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Refuge Notebook: New aerial photography technology - little camera, big picture

...year. So we had little time to run complete tests if we wanted to cover some of those 200,000 acres. With refuge pilot-biologist Nate Olson, our first real test flight was a three hour gamble (that it would work) over 45,000 acres in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-02/refuge-notebook-new-aerial-photo
Outdoors
Refuge notebook: The lives of trumpeter swans revealed

...directly across, stopping briefly on Hinchinbrook Island, before flying to Cordova and the Copper River Delta. Our pilot/biologist colleagues in southeast Alaska subsequently located our marked swans further down the coast at Cape Suckling, Icy...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-05-30/refuge-notebook-the-lives-of-tru
Outdoors
Loons are fascinating, highly specialized and exceptionally charismatic

...which I feel a special connection: their flight. That seems a fitting topic after spending my last 35 years as a pilot biologist flying amphibious aircraft on population surveys of loons and many other waterbirds. All things that fly under their...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/052711/out_835881187.shtml
Outdoors
Refuge loses 94 years of experience to retirements

...five experienced hands including Doug Palmer, Field Supervisor for the Kenai Fisheries Office, and Bill Larned, pilot-biologist for Migratory Birds. But this story is about the three employees who are retiring after many years at the Kenai...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-22/refuge-loses-94-years-of-experience-
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Refuge Notebook: Unveiling the secret lives of elusive wolverines, Part 2

...population density and DNA structure have been studied by various researchers. In the mid-1990s former refuge pilot-biologist Bill Larned and I conducted aerial surveys throughout mountain habitat on the Kenai Peninsula during winter and mapped...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111910/out_738600096.shtml
Outdoors
A look back ...on a fun career!

...and Alaska family for your encouragement, support, and friendship. God bless you all. Rick Ernst will be the pilot-biologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge until May 3. You can find more information about the Refuge at http...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-04-20/a-look-back-on-a-fun-career
Outdoors
Performers stage ?Beauty and the Beast&rsquo

...scene from "Beauty and the Beast". Photo by Jenny Neyman The Bill to whom she refers is Bill Larned. Larned is a pilot biologist in his other life, and as such, is uniquely qualified for his several roles in the production. He is a jack-of-all-trades...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/022207/pulse_0222pul002.shtml
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On the refuge, two halves don't make a whole

...He is also adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado State University. Rick Ernst is the pilot-biologist for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. He is conducting a study to identify potential wildlife crossings between...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092807/outdoors_4031.shtml
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