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Fish and Wildlife proposes brown bear hunt closure on refuge

...closure.Written comments may 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 comments...
Mixed start for kings around state, and has not indicated what the run strength is.Fishing remains restricted by both ADFG and federal wildlife refuge managers there.The Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim stocks are also the focus of several new research projects. The North Pacific...
Campfire restrictions lifted

...the refuge can now have campfires outside of the metal fire grates in the Refuge's developed campgrounds - though Refuge managers urge people to use "extreme caution," according to a media release.
Firefighters get heroic sendoff from thankful community

...Kenai Fire Departments and State Troopers who assisted with the evacuations. Andy Loranger Kenai National Wildlife Refuge manager said, "This incident management team is an outstanding group and the firefighters are so highly trained and skilled...
Funny River fire hits 192,000 acres, $6.1 million in costs

...alter the overall fire activity. Managers said the fire could be burning into the summer as Kenai National Wildlife Refuge managers want the fire to continue burning as long as it doesn't threaten any structures. "According to our weather guy...
KNW Refuge deserves kudos

...extraordinary job of balancing these values and their existing responsibilities and legal authority. Andy Loranger, Refuge Manager, says it perfectly when he states, "People aren't worried about fish if their house is about to burn down, and...
Firefighters rescue abandoned wolf pups come out." The pups were in bad shape by the time Fish and Game wildlife biologist Jeff Selinger and Deputy Refuge Manager Steve Miller got to see them. "All of them were injured by a porcupine and dehydrated," Miller said. The pups...
Rainfall helps to slow fire, some properties still threatened along its northeastern edge where there have been few efforts to mitigate its advance as Kenai National Wildlife Refuge managers hope for a burn that will revitalize the area's ecosystem. What few efforts there have been, however, have focused...
Wildfire now 46 percent contained, not caused by campfire

...the wildfire would probably continue to burn east and further into the 1.92 million acre Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Managers estimate that the fire is about 30 percent contained, according the media release. However, managers are not aiming...
Kasilof residents concerned with fire's proximity

...issued in the future, according to the update. Allen said after flying over the fire with Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager John Morton, he felt a lot better about the fire not getting a big head of steam with a lot of lakes, broken terrain...


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