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Tight Lines: Dolly Varden or Arctic char, that is the question

...regalia, pirouetting wildly around the canoe ..." This is an excerpt from an early article I did on lake fishing in the Swan Lakes/Swanson River recreation area near Sterling. Since then, my friend, retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist...
What others say: Parnell did well

...System ferries, City of Ketchikan port renovations, a new city fire hall, a new city library, a hospital upgrade, and Swan Lake Hydroelectric expansion.Ketchikan took advantage of the opportunity to build its infrastructure during the Parnell administration...
Refuge Notebook: Are we winning the war on invasives?

...exception of a few remote public use cabins, the human footprint is mostly in the Skilak Lake area, the Swanson River and Swan Lake canoe systems, commercial oil and gas leases, the Refuge headquarters and Funny River Road area, and seismic lines...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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