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Refuge Notebook: Celebrating 50 years of Wilderness

...trails system 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-25/refuge-notebook-celebrating-50-y
Outdoors
Will Troyer

...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 included as Wilderness...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172562328
Pioneer Potluck: About another bear

...seen him again!! I guess I really scared him off. Around our place in North Nikiski, one year after the second Swanson River fire, Gail, living next door, had a bear push open her trailer house door. She body slammed it shut, then the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2014-09-09
Food
Pioneer Potluck: About Alaskan Forest Fires Past and Present

SWANSON RIVER FIRE 1969 FUNNY RIVER FIRE 2014 The recent...my memory in full motion of the 1969 Swanson River fire and the terror we felt as we roared...terrifying and not easy to deal with. The Swanson River fire was started by a careless camper...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2014-06-03-3
Food
Pioneer Potluck: About Alaskan forest fires, part 2

Swanson River Fire 1959 Funny River Fire 2014 I jumped in the Jeep parked in front...the fire lasted for years and years, all because someone camping on Swanson River did not put out a little campfire. We had wonderful neighbors that had...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2014-06-10-6
Food
Going through the motions won't do the job

...promises because of their faith and endurance."Mitch Glover is pastor of the Sterling Pentecostal Church located on Swanson River Road at Entrada. Services on Sunday include Bible classes for all ages at 10:00 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-08-28/going-through-the-motions-wont-
Community
Swanson River has peace, quiet, salmon

...near the canoe pull-out for the Swanson River in Captain Cook State Park. Photo...looking to land a silver, with the Swanson River being among the most secluded...count the return of silvers to the Swanson River, weirs set up in the late 1980's...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091407/outdoors_3220.shtml
Refuge Notebook: Fishing on the Swanson River is not a secret, but sometimes forgotten

...coho (silver) salmon into the Swanson River. Although I wasn't alone...sometimes slip under the radar. The Swanson River is one of these streams. Although certainly not a secret, the Swanson River can sometimes be forgotten.When...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-08-29/refuge-notebook-fishing-on-the-s
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Nature shows off its red, white and blue for the Fourth

...attract pollinators. Forget-me-not is found in various places around the refuge, and can be seen up around the Swanson River area, as well as along trails off Skilak Lake Road. I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend, and in particular, that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-03/refuge-notebook-nature-shows-off
Outdoors
How is your garden growing?

...commandments now so that heaven will be eternal reality.Mitch Glover is pastor of the Sterling Pentecostal Church located on Swanson River Road at Entrada. Services on Sunday include Bible classes for all ages at 10:00 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-07-10/how-is-your-garden-growing
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