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Refuge notebook: New refuge biologist-pilot embraces challenges

...the challenge. Nathan Olson is the new wildlife biologist-pilot at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, replacing Rick Ernst who retired last year. You can find more information about the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge at http://kenai...
Refuge notebook: The lives of trumpeter swans revealed

...with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pilots Bob Richey, Bob Delaney, Wally Soroka, Bill Larned, Rick Johnston and Rick Ernst. In July 1979 my colleague Ed Bangs and I captured the well-recognized female swan 09VY and replaced the damaged neck...
Refuge Notebook: Great health advice from the experts: Go take a hike

...out and enjoy the natural world. In so doing we can invigorate our mind, body and spirit. Who wouldn't want that? Rick Ernst is a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge wildlife biologist/pilot who has lived on the Kenai Peninsula for over 18 years...
Vehicles take a heavy toll on Kenai moose

...condition as the general population and from different age classes. In case you think that was then and this is now, Rick Ernst and his colleagues studied movements of 59 radio-collared adult female moose along MP58-79 of the Sterling Highway...
Refuge staff honored

...accessible to a wider audience. The group award recipients include Dr. John Morton, Dr. Edward Berg, Mark Laker, Rick Ernst, Dr. Dawn Magness, Matthew Bowser, Todd Eskelin and Toby Burke. Supervisory refuge biologist John Morton said receiving...
A look back ...on a fun career!

...all my coworkers, friends, and Alaska family for your encouragement, support, and friendship. God bless you all. Rick Ernst will be the pilot-biologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge until May 3. You can find more information about...
Habitat changes brings moose population decrease in Kenai Peninsula

...the countryside, however, makes it more likely that naturally occurring wildfires will be fought and put out, said Rick Ernst, a biologist with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The same development makes prescribed burning harder to plan...
Chickaloon Flats may be changing

...throughout the flats, like a "cancer." "They're eating the marsh from the inside out," he said. Eskelin's pilot, Rick Ernst, said that the Super Cub Piper he flies slows to its minimum speed 200 feet above the flats during the survey. "I'm...
On the refuge, two halves don't make a whole

...National Wildlife Refuge. He is also adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado State University. Rick Ernst is the pilot-biologist for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. He is conducting a study to identify potential wildlife...
It's that time of year again: Be careful on the roads be extra careful while driving. You may save the life of a moose and possibly your own as well. Happy New Year! Rick Ernst has been a biologist and pilot at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge since 1993. * n n To report unusual bird sightings...


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