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LNG plant construction a huge undertaking

...million cubic yards of loose soil, soft peat moss and other vegetation. That's more than enough to cover a rough trail 10 feet...of wood waste in addition to the 4 million cubic yards of vegetation from site clearing. The teams are working to determine...
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...
Alaska wildfire responders keeping an eye on dry conditions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Green leaves have popped out on trees throughout interior Alaska, but the dry vegetation below is putting wildfire responders on edge. Grasses still brown from a lack of spring rain, combined with high temperatures...
Refuge Notebook: After the fire

...year's Card Street fire. We live amongst vegetation that by its genetic make-up promotes...recycling nutrients and creating a mosaic of vegetation types. This mix of grass, herbs...Wildlife benefit from a variety of vegetation types rather than just a monoculture...
An Outdoor View: The king of Alaska's rivers, Part 2

...owners stripped the banks of natural vegetation, then "erosion-proofed" the banks...didn't know that by removing natural vegetation they were removing salmon habitat. They...the river's banks and obliterating vegetation.Next week, the story's conclusion...
Hilcorp applies to drill two exploration wells

...wells southeast of Ninilchik are moving forward into the permitting phase.If approved, the company plans to begin clearing vegetation in late September, construct a gravel pad and begin drilling two wells to be completed by May 2016.Hilcorp has been exploring...
Scientists to measure ash stirred from 1912 Alaska eruption

...According to the USGS, three explosive episodes spanning 60 hours deposited 4 cubic miles of fallout near Mount Katmai. Vegetation has never returned to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes and the site is now part of Katmai National Park.Ash deposits in some...
Rising seas, peat may have done in large ice age animals

...hypothesis by retired University of Alaska Fairbanks paleontologist Dale Guthrie that populations of large animals varied as vegetation responded to climate change.The frequent environmental changes led to times when the grasses, sedges and rushes preferred...
New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say

...the language of Alaska Inupiat Eskimos.The dinosaurs grew up to 30 feet long. Hundreds of teeth helped them chew coarse vegetation, researchers said. They probably walked primarily on their hind legs, but they could walk on four legs, Druckenmiller...
An Outdoor View: The king of Alaska's rivers, Part 3

...floodplain. It also requires a permit for, among other things, filling, construction, excavation and major clearing of vegetation within 50 feet of the river and 10 tributaries.But even a 100-foot "buffer strip" provides nowhere near complete filtering...


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