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...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 of...
Refuge Notebook: Time to apply for summer jobs at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...Ranger positions, contact Park Ranger Leah Eskelin at 907-260-2811 and for Laborer positions, contact Deputy Refuge Manager Steve Miller at (907) 262-7021. Candace Ward works as a Park Ranger at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge leading...
Refuge closes to snowmachine use

...the Kenai Peninsula, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will close to snowmachine use. In a press release, Deputy Refuge Manager Steve Miller said that the closure will take place at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Given the time of the year...
New wildlife refuge visitor center taking shape

...With more than one million annual visitors, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge sees the most visitors in the state, Refuge Manager Andy Loranger said. The current center is 34 years old and will be renovated into offices for the 36 refuge employees...
State, Feds spar over brown bear closure on the refuge

...the refuge used to estimate the bear population. Refuge managers took into account the number of collared bears that...interactions. Andy Loranger, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager, said Alaska is bear country and there are ways to...

...meeting. Comments may also be submitted by mail to Refuge Manager, P.O. Box 2139, Soldotna, AK 99669; by fax to 907-262-3599 (attention Refuge Manager); or by email to more information...
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...
Feds halt Skilak area hunting and trapping

...small game by standard .22 rimfire or shotgun in a portion of the closure from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Deputy Refuge Manager Steve Miller said, according to the release, that the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area was designated in 1985 as...
Brown bear hunting closed on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...bears on the Kenai Peninsula have been killed. "That level, it's not sustainable," said Steve Miller, deputy refuge manager. "We think it's a critical stage."Of the harvested bear, 22 were reproductive-aged females, he said. Before...
Mystery Creek road to close

Refuge managers Thursday announced the seasonal closure of Mystery Creek Road and Pipeline road. As the weather worsens, conditions on the road...


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