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Family encounters persistant bear on Skilak Loop

...Likewise, a bear's den could be disturbed by seismic activity or human activity around the den. Steve Miller, deputy refuge manager at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, said the encounter was the earliest report of a bear sighting on a trail that...
Game board lowers brown bear harvest cap

...multiple potential sources of human caused mortality as the human population continues to grow on the Kenai Peninsula," Refuge Manager Andy Loranger said. "... Our recent closure decisions were in the interest of ensuring the continued compatibility...
Board of Game to take up Kenai Peninsula issues hunting or through other human interactions. In response to the jump in bear deaths, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge manager Andy Loranger closed sport hunting for 30 days on the refuge in late October of 2013, effectively closing down the...
Kenai refuge manager headed to new job: West leaving state after 31 years in Alaska

...From there I became the Assistant Refuge Manager for the 8.63 million-acre...Wildlife Refuge, and then went to a Refuge Manager position at Izembek National Wildlife...refuge in 1995, serving as the Refuge Manager, and has been there ever since...
Refuge opens to snowmachine use

Areas of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge have been opened to snowmaching.Refuge Manager Andy Loranger on Monday announced the opening of all areas of the refuge traditionally open to snow machining.Areas always closed...
Recreation briefs

...Wilderness Act. On Earth Day, April 22 the first of the refuge's "Wilderness" events for this year kicks off. Join Refuge Manager Andy Loranger at in the commons at Kenai Peninsula College at 7 p.m. for a viewing of "Wild by Law: The Rise...
New deputy refuge manager enjoying the Kenai

...striking on the Kenai. Before Alaska, I served as refuge manager at Tewaukon Refuge Complex in North Dakota -- I like...add to this legacy. Doug Staller is the new deputy refuge manager at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Previous Refuge...
Refuge Notebook: Missing the missing snow

...the entire Refuge staff, best wishes to all of you for a peaceful and joyful holiday season. Andy Loranger is the Refuge Manager of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. You can find more information about the refuge at http://kenai.fws...
Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers used in the river. The permits would be awarded by the federal fishery manager and the Kenai National Wildlife refuge manager. Fishing will be allowed from June 15-August 15 on the Kenai River unless it is closed or otherwise restricted...
Refuge Notebook - Thanksgiving: Remembering those who trusted, encouraged and inspired us

...leopards in the Republic of South Africa. I think of a colleague who was influential in my coming to Alaska and later a refuge manager who, unknown to me, went beyond the call of normal duty to hire me in a new position that opened up numerous opportunities...


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