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Refuge Notebook: Scottish kids help restore cabins on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...and then replace the bottom three tiers of logs. The replacement logs were fashioned with hand tools from freshly-felled trees using the same techniques as the original settlers. This was a hugely-challenging but amazingly-rewarding project that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-28/refuge-notebook-scottish-kids-he
Outdoors
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...to new growth over the next decade. But Earthjustice said in a release the existing plan "fails to preserve the old growth trees that provide crucial habitat to numerous species including the Sitka black-tailed deer and the Alexander Archipelago wolf...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-th
News
Refuge Notebook: Geologists determine age of Bluff Point Landslide

...geological report in 1979 with radiocarbon dates of 1,100 and 1,500 years ago on pieces of trees in the deposits overlying the landslide deposits, but those trees could have lived thousands of years after the original slide and then been exposed during...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-21/refuge-notebook-geologists-deter
Outdoors
Birch Ridge report: Course comes together to make Kenai Peninsula Open a success

...drive up for the second shot, and then Bill hits his shot down the middle for an easy approach. But Nick slices his over the trees and it ends up in the cart path of the adjoining hole. "Guess I get a free drop from the cart path," he says."Oh no...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-08-21/birch-ridge-report-course-comes-to
Sports
Refuge Notebook: Spruce mast events - feast or famine

...neighborhood asking yourself if the spruce trees bear an unusually large load of cones this...to be a mast year. When a population of trees produces a larger than average seed crop...perhaps further on to the mainland. Spruce trees across the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-14/refuge-notebook-spruce-mast-even
Outdoors

...unable to traverse roads blocked by toppled trees. It was a far cry from the way tourists...with chain saws spent Saturday hacking at trees blocking roads or helping neighbors patch...There are literally tens of thousands of trees that are down," he said, adding that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jennifer-sinco-kelleher/2014-08-09

...exclamation points inadequate.The beauty is almost unearthly, and autumn is one of the best times to experience it. Aspen trees turn brilliant yellow; the bugle-like mating calls of elk echo in the mountains. And starting Sept. 3, Rocky Mountain...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-14-0
Outdoors
'Pumping for profit' is exploitation

...They worry that high-volume pumping will draw groundwater away from their wells, which they're counting on to keep their trees and crops from dying.Merced farmers have always combined river water and groundwater to irrigate crops, so those in the irrigation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-10/pumping-for-profit-is-exploitatio
Opinion
Snug Harbor bus crash injures 7

...there, of course, we're expecting a bus on the highway wreck sort of thing," Nelson said. "No, it was way out in the trees. ... Luckily some of the people that were uninjured went up to the highway and flagged us down."CES transported the seven...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-17/snug-harbor-bus-crash-injures-7
News
7 injured in Snug Harbor bus accident

...there, of course, we're expecting a bus on the highway wreck sort of thing," Nelson said. "No, it was way out in the trees. ? Luckily some of the people that were uninjured went up to the highway and flagged us down." CES transported the seven...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-17/7-injured-in-snug-harbor-bus-acciden
News

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