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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21-1
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Construction season approaches

...rail end treatments, delineators, which are those reflective things they put on the guard rail itself, and then removing vegetation that's approaching on the road, then improving the draining and signage and striping." Two additional DOT improvement...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-14/construction-season-approaches
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Refuge Notebook: Nature's first green is gold

...Take a moment this spring to appreciate the ephemeral golden beauty of nature's first green. Dr. Elizabeth Bella is the vegetation ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Find more information at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/kenai/ or...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-07/refuge-notebook-natures-first-gr
Outdoors
Voices of Alaska: Gwich'in vs. climate change

...and small towns comprising of approximately 7,000 Gwich'in. Because of their close association with the land, water, vegetation, animals, and weather conditions, Alaska Native cultures, including the Gwich'in, are experiencing many consequences...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-12/voices-of-alaska-gwichin-vs-clima
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The time to tap

...central Kenai Peninsula resident Charlie LaForge predict the sweet, crystal-clear liquid will begin flowing as regional vegetation prepares for budding."Definitely within the next week or so," LaForge said. "We could possibly see sap sooner in southern...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-02/the-time-to-tap
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Get an early start on wildfire preparedness

...eventuality of an encroaching fire:? Clear all dead or dry vegetation from the sides of homes and replace with small plants, flowers...remove shrubs beneath trees, prune tree limbs and remove dead vegetation;? Keep a well-watered lawn trimmed to three inches or...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-14/get-an-early-start-on-wildfire-pr
Opinion
Fighting back against the flood

...had the most beautiful lawn on the street, Brown said. Now their front yard is virtually barren. The couple pulled up all vegetation from the land hoping to drain some of the water soaking the property. "We've spent around $40,000 in repairs in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-28-0
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Fish need riparian vegetation

...you 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-31-2
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-04/refuge-notebook-a-journey-throug
Outdoors

...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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-27-3
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