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Tight Lines: The quiet alternative partnering on many past excursions it's much less difficult to convince him to commit to a paddling trip into the Swan Lake/Swanson River Canoe System. While the swarming mosquitoes and black flies can be a deterrent mid-summer, early season...
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge celebrates Wilderness Act

...accessible to hikers, fishers, and berry pickers," Ostrowski said. "The Dave Spencer Unit includes the Swanson River and Swan Lake National Recreation Canoe Trails." Kenai Wilderness "Conservation on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is guided by...
Refuge Notebook: Celebrating 50 years of Wilderness

...encompassing many lakes in the Moose Range's northern lowlands was born, which became the now famous Swanson River and Swan Lake Canoe Trails, and regulations were promulgated to restrict motorized use and promote wilderness recreation within the...
Will Troyer

...Kenai National Moose Range (now Refuge). From his Soldotna base, he did biological work and oversaw expansion of the Swan Lake and Swanson River canoe systems. In 1968, he was hired to survey Alaska's national wildlife refuges for areas to be...
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...


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