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[Update] Rehabilitation to start on Card Street fire

...evacuating Lower Skilak Campground on Skilak Lake Loop Road on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Rob Barto, Refuge Law Enforcement Officer, said that the Card Street fire is moving northeast quickly, and all campers need to leave the area. Officials...
Woman mauled near Cooper Landing identified

...Miller said. Cottonwood Creek Trail was closed Wednesday morning as a result of the attack, and Miller said refuge law enforcement officers and other staff members spent Wednesday investigating the area. Signs have been posted notifying the public...
Refuge notebook: Patrolling the backcountry by horse

...seems unrealistic because of cost or the difficulty of getting there, consider travel by horseback. As a Refuge law enforcement officer, I have traveled the backcountry on horseback patrols to make hunter contacts without injury to horse or...
30 years of Wilderness: Designation has helped define Kenai Peninsula

...Johnston said that the owners can sometimes drive snowmachines to their land in November if enough snow falls. Refuge Law Enforcement Officer Chris Johnson said that the general public doesn't always restrain themselves when plotting their entrance...
Weather makes lakes, roads hazardous for Refuge users

Editor's note: Refuge law enforcement officer Chris Johnson wrote this Refuge Notebook in February 2006. It is being rerun in light of changing weather, snow and ice conditions...
Refuge law enforcement often asked - "So what exactly do you do?"

...furbearers is in full swing. While many Alaskans are at home bundled up or on their annual trip to Hawaii, Refuge law enforcement officers are out checking trap-lines in the twenty-plus below temperatures making sure that regulations and required...
Refuge loses 94 years of experience to retirements

...the University of Washington, Rick began a 34-year career at the Refuge that included commissions as a Refuge law enforcement officer in 1981 and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife pilot in 1986. He flew over 4,000 accident-free hours in Cessna...
Paving paradise? Effects of the urban interface on wildlife

...ignitions and, ironically, the suppression of wildland fires. Needless to say, all of the above concerns Refuge law enforcement officers, biologists, and fire managers. Impacts to vegetation on the Refuge may be one of the more subtle impacts...
Fatal collision closes Sterling Highway

...released. The collision occurred near the access to Kelly and Peterson Lakes. A Kenai National Wildlife Refuge law enforcement officer also responded to the crash. -- Staff report
Hypothermia: Stay warm, stay dry, stay alive

...wear a good pair of warm, water-resistant boots. Stay warm, stay dry, stay alive! Joe Williams is a Refuge Law Enforcement Officer at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Previous Refuge Notebook articles can be viewed on the refuge Web site...


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