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Refuge Notebook: Radio, GPS collars help manage moose, caribou on the Kenai

...the data. Two years ago, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge biologists fitted moose with GPS collars that also have a satellite...them during aerial surveys. Last week, ADF&G and Refuge biologists used radio collars to find and count three of the...
Refuge Notebook: A summer of birdsong

...since 2007 indicate earlier arrival records for 33 migratory species, and later departure records for 38 species.Refuge biologists aren't quite ready to change their bird survey protocols based on my pilot study. But the results confirm what...
Fox removal effort closer to completion on Alaska islands

...after it was reintroduced to islands following the elimination of foxes there. The goose was delisted in 2000, refuge biologist Steve Ebbert said.Trappers will return to Chirikof next summer to look for foxes, Ebbert said. Any foxes found...
Birdsong returns after Card Street Fire before I was even ready for them." The results of Stephens' research may be used to change the time when Refuge biologists conduct bird surveys. Before conclusions are drawn, however, the science needs to be finished. "We've noticed...
Lake Hood Elodea may threaten Kenai Peninsula

...environmental non-profits, which on the Peninsula includes the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. This summer, Refuge biologist John Morton announced that the elodea populations in Nikiski's Beck and Daniels Lake had been killed with the herbicides...
Sterling Highway improvements planned

...Fish and Wildlife service," said Cynthia Ferguson, DOT's manager for the Sterling Highway improvements. "(Refuge biologist) John Morton and Andy Loranger at the Refuge... told us the locations where we should put (the wildlife passages...
On going wild

...the 1.9 million acre Kenai Wildlife Refuge is located on Ski Hill Road, just off the Sterling Highway. Wildlife Refuge biologist John Morton said that the series of trails around the headquarters are a good, accessible place to view wildlife...
Flocking together: Weather affects bird migration, still plenty for birders to see

...Kasilof river flats. While there are still opportunities to see and hear birds in the area, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge biologists and area birders said the weather seems to be the culprit when it comes to the lack in numbers of ducks, geese...
Make preparations now for wonderful, safe, springtime walks

...gaits. Mother moose stopped to urinate. At the time I thought that was odd. Later, recounting the event with Refuge biologists, I found out that it is a sign of fear. I also discovered that the negative reaction of mother moose to my non-threatening...
Hunters speak out against proposed refuge brown bear closure

...per year, and then factors in the harvest rate, refuge biologists estimated the brown bear population could drop with the outdoors. She said she questioned refuge biologists changing the study area to determine the brown bear...


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