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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...
Refuge class trains sportsmen seeking Peninsula wildlife

...Education Center were briefed on the refuge's special regulations as a requirement for their trapping permits. Refuge biologist Nate Olson, who lead sections of the class, said that trappers in the Refuge have to follow rules beyond those...
An Outdoor View: Worms

...Clarion (Aug. 6, 2010) that said earthworms have invaded the Kenai Peninsula. The author, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge biologist Matt Bowser, wrote that octagonal-tailed worms are already so well distributed on the Kenai Peninsula that "their...
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...
Fire footprint - ghosts of fires past

...forest. But, again, this doesn't necessarily distinguish what burned or didn't burn in this fire. One of our refuge biologists, Matt Bowser, using an algorithm in MODIS, which is the same multispectral satellite imagery used to estimate...
Refuge Notebook: Defining Wilderness in a climate changing world

...between what we have now and what my cloudy crystal ball is telling me. But this scenario does highlight the need for Refuge biologists to think creatively about how to "restore" Wilderness in a climate-changing world within the bounds set by Congress...
Refuge notebook: A different way of 'looking' at sound

...Hiking there, you accept that you are very unlikely to get away from the hustle and bustle of the human world. Refuge biologists have been studying sounds within the landscape, or soundscape, to identify areas that are most and least affected...
New wildlife refuge visitor center taking shape

...Jason Hayes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service project manager, said when the nest was abandoned in early June, refuge biologist Todd Eskelin gave the OK for work to continue. "It was a judgment call to shut down or get a permit to continue...
Refuge Notebook: Fall outdoor fun at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...Eskelin at 260-2811 to pre-register or for more information. October 12: The Big Sit, 1-2:30 p.m. - Join Refuge biologists and rangers at Lower Skilak Campground in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area for bird watching, kid's activities...
Refuge notebook: New refuge biologist-pilot embraces challenges

I awoke this morning and, after a short period of disorientation, a single song lyric popped into my head. "? Mama Mama many worlds I've come since I first left home" from the 1970 Grateful Dead song "Brokedown Palace.


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