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Refuge Notebook: Warm summers prepare for spruce bark beetle return

...but still low, according to a preliminary report. Red needle acreage was mapped across Cook Inlet between the lower Susitna River and the east end of Lake Clark Pass. A slight increase was seen in the Point MacKenzie to Big Lake area and on the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-09-10/refuge-notebook-warm-summers-pre
Outdoors
Susitna-Watana studies resume after spending freeze lifted

...proposed 705-foot dam in the upper reaches of the Susitna River has been pegged at $5.6 billion in 2014 dollars by...president of the lead Susitna-Watana opposition group the Susitna River Coalition, in a July 16 release, called resuming the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-15/susitna-watana-studies-resume-after-
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Homer man wins Wilderness Classic

...early and just floated to Anchorage," Vernon said.Vernon and his racing partner, Thai Verizone, floated down the Susitna River and then paddled across Knik Arm to Verizone's home near the Coastal Trail.Mumm said thick brush was the worst...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-07-16/homer-man-wins-wilderness-classi
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Despite promising numbers, king salmon managers still uncertain about run strength

...Deshka river. It runs into the Susitna River. A strong, early pulse of king...Deshka River, a tributary of the Susitna River, managers have seen slightly...and king salmon will hold in the Susitna River and wait for cooler temperatures...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-31/despite-promising-numbers-king-salmo
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Fish and Game predicts average year for Cook Inlet commercial harvest

...is about 1,092,000. On the Susitna River, 276,000 sockeye salmon area...20-year average, while the Susitna River sockeye salmon forecast is lower...the wood chip dock north to the Susitna River for the entirety of the season...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-05/fish-and-game-predicts-average-year-
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Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014

...Cook Inlet including the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, the Susitna River, the Crescent River and Fish Creek.On the Kenai River...four-year-old fish.In the northern part of the inlet, Susitna River and Fish Creek sockeye salmon runs are each expected...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/upper-cook-inlet-sockeye-harvest-f
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Forecast has crews battling wildfires on high alert

...20 miles of the Parks Highway. Roads lace the forest and lead to smatterings of cabins and year-round homes.The Susitna River is a natural barrier west of the highway. Firefighters are using Alaska Railroad tracks as a firebreak on the east...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-16/forecast-has-crews-battling-wildfire
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Willow fire prompts evacuation of homes, strong response

...residents are spread between Miles 60 and 80.7 of the Parks Highway. The community is bordered on the west by the Susitna River.The fire has remained on the west side of the highway so far, Mowry said, but it was approaching the highway between...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-14/willow-fire-prompts-evacuation-of-ho
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Layoffs on the horizon for state employees

...including a stock identification and genetic sampling project on coho salmon; a sonar operating on the Yetna River, a Susitna River tributary; general funds that were used for a limnology lab in the Soldotna office; and a sockeye salmon smolt project...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-05/layoffs-on-the-horizon-for-state-emp
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Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014 numbers

...Cook Inlet including the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, the Susitna River, the Crescent River and Fish Creek. On the Kenai River...four-year-old fish. In the northern part of the inlet, Susitna River and Fish Creek sockeye salmon runs are each expected...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-08/upper-cook-inlet-sockeye-harvest-for
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