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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/stirling-highway-improvements-planne
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/weather-affects-bird-migration-still
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-03-12-2
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/information/on-going-wild
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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 to...family with the outdoors. She said she questioned refuge biologists changing the study area to determine the brown bear...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-28/hunters-speak-out-against-proposed-r
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-25/trappers-learn-regulations-from-wild
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-11-13/an-outdoor-view-worms
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-06-12-0
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-01-16/refuge-notebook-a-different-way-
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-13/new-wildlife-refuge-beginning-to-tak
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