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Fire footprint - ghosts of fires past

...perimeter of the Funny River Fire was fated to be defined by previous burns including the 2005 King County Creek Fire and 2007 Swan Lake Fire that bump up against Skilak Lake, and the 2004 Glacier Creek Fire along the northeast corner of Tustumena Lake...
Refuge Notebook: Know the regs for black bear baiting season

...northern half of the Refuge, specifically that area west of the Swanson River Road to the Refuge boundary, and north of Swan Lake Road to the section line approximately 6 miles north, by State and Refuge permit only. The free, non-transferable...
The un-American anti-Koch campaign

...uncongenial politics. How long before demonstrators target the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center and interrupt "Swan Lake" with cries of "Koch Kills Democracy"?The old Saul Alinsky dictum is apt: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize...
Refuge Notebook: New Year resolutions on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...year? Start with those within the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area that are easily accessible and then move on to the Swan Lake and Swanson River Canoe Trails. Whether you "bag the lakes" in the winter via snowshoes and cross-country skis...
Refuge opens to snowmachine use

...snowmachine use include the Headquarters tract on Ski Hill Road, Skilak Loop Special Management Area, Swanson River and Swan Lake Canoe Systems, Wolf Lake pipeline corridor, and all areas above timberline except in the Caribou Hills. Users are encouraged...
Refuge Notebook: When does 'close' become 'too close'?

...of scoping meetings, heard from you, our public, on a number of significant issues. Crowding in the Swanson River/Swan Lake Canoe Trails (wilderness area) and on the Kenai River were important to you and within our Comprehensive Conservation...
Refuge Notebook: Wilderness through a refuge intern's eyes

...It should. The BWCAW and the local Swanson River and Swan Lake Canoe Trail Systems are two of a kind, the only nationally-recognized...keep the solitude for the BWCAW. The Swanson River/Swan Lake Wilderness is managed differently than other Wilderness...
Nature's gifts and our public lands

...through discovery of one of nature's marvels at a refuge summer camp, a young person's first successful hunt in the Swan Lake Canoe System made even more special by the presence of family and friends, a hiker's exhilaration and sense of accomplishment...


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