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Refuge Notebook: What do caribou and wood bison have in common?

...the Kenai Airport have increased 7 degrees since 1977!Climate envelope models, mirroring field data, forecast dramatic vegetation changes on the peninsula. Spruce bark beetle-killed forests on the southern peninsula show strong signals of grassland...
Refuge Notebook: Fire Management Officer heads off to new adventures

...timber staff position with Chugach National Forest. While working for the Seward District, he continued to hone skills with vegetation management, mainly through timber salvage sales associated with beetle-killed trees, while also serving as a firefighter...
K-Beach flooding area sees slow progress crossing Eider Drive. Excess water from the wetlands used to run north to the beaver pond near Eider Drive but years of vegetation growth has blocked the water from getting through, he said. "Our intent is if we can take the ground water and direct it...
Refuge Notebook: Rutting moose and the social significance of antlers

...suggests that antlers first evolved millions of years ago to protect the head and eyes of ancestral ungulates from thorny vegetation and during sparring with other males. Antlers were too fragile and sensitive to evolve as weapons against predators. Later...
Fish need riparian vegetation to stay off the river bank and its vegetation. Why is this necessary? Seems a little...shrubs and grasses that make up riparian vegetation depend on the land beside the river...of the important roles that riparian vegetation plays. With the vegetation removed...
Refuge Notebook: A journey through botanical time

...collection is an exciting opportunity for a vegetation ecologist. My recent trip to a number...included wildlife, bird, range, and vegetation experts. The diverse group illustrated...invasive plant species and assist with vegetation work. Islands are fascinating habitats...

...has rendered that groundwater unfit for human consumption and endangers the public health or welfare, or fish, animals, vegetation or any other part of the natural habitat in which it is found," the lawsuit said.Flint Hills spokesman Jeff Cook said...
Refuge Notebook: Are we winning the war on invasives?

...disturbance and virtually no invasion; some of the oldest lines from the 1950s and 1960s were barely discernable from surrounding vegetation. Most of these sites are rarely visited for any reason, and many were in wetlands. Future invasion is unlikely in these...
Federal requirements for Alaska LNG project laid out during lunch meeting

...impacts and define project scope. The reports include: ? Project description ? Water use, quality ? Fish, wildlife and vegetation ? Cultural resources ? Socioeconomics ? Geological resources ? Soils ? Land use, recreation and aesthetics...
Learning after the burn: Fish and Game to study moose population

...forest types that moose need. The particular circumstances of the Funny River fire created other variables that could affect vegetation regrowth and the resulting moose behavior. Because the Funny River fire occurred in May, "there was still frost under the...


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