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Card Street repair on hold for safety hazards

...are working to repair the lines at this point. Repairing bulldozer lines means pulling the trees, brush, soil and other vegetation from where it was displaced back into its original spot. "What we're trying to do is put it back together," Loranger...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-03/card-street-repair-on-hold-for-safet
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River access at Kenai bridge draws dipnetters, concern

...foot traffic," Blackwell said. "The vegetation is damaged or destroyed from people walking along the paths. In areas where the vegetation is damaged, we'll see the soils become...erosion and what not, and still allowing vegetation to grow underneath." If funding won't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-28/river-access-at-kenai-bridge-draws-d
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Local teen makes big clean up

...them," Porter said. Brown said he hopes people notice two things when they drive by the finished product, set with new vegetation and landscaping."First off - it looks so much better than it did before," Brown said. "A group of determined people...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-21/local-teen-makes-big-clean-up
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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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JIRPers start 68th summer on Juneau Icefield

...and Keenan an introduction to alpine vegetation, like saxifrage. She did research for her PhD on the vegetation of nunataks - rock outcroppings or...an ecological survey of nunatak vegetation, and a study of how reflective and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-07-09/jirpers-start-68th-summer-on-jun
Outdoors
Card Street fire operations winding down

...bulldozer lines, he said. "There's no set time frame for it," Alexandrou said. "As long as it takes to replace the vegetation that was removed to construct the fire breaks. It's just a matter of how the work progresses." Alexandrou said the fire's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-06/card-street-fire-nears-its-end
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Voices of the Peninsula: What if we're wrong about salmon buffer zones?

...fish biologist/scientist it did not take long in my career to learn and experience firsthand that riparian (nearshore) vegetation is critical to salmon production. The scientific literature is robust with recommendations for vegetative buffers along salmon...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-20/voices-of-the-peninsula-what-if-w
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: Bird cherries on the Kenai - a preview

...of insects than native trees and shrubs, suggesting that they may provide less potential food for salmon fry than native vegetation. Replacement of nitrogen-fixing alders by cherries could also lead to lower overall stream productivity. Historically...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-07-09/refuge-notebook-bird-cherries-on
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Refuge Notebook: Common grass has uncommon attributes

...investigators with the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve showed that bluejoint, acting as a "keystone" species, reduces riparian vegetation diversity by outcompeting other native flora. On the other hand, visiting scientists from Minnesota and Washington thought...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-07-02/refuge-notebook-common-grass-has
Outdoors
Refuge weighs impacts of Card Street fire

...on the refuge from above. The lines will disturb the landscape and wildlife to a certain degree, he said. "In Alaska, vegetation doesn't recover very well," Loranger said. "Any disturbed site nowadays has the potential for being colonized by some...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-21/wildlife-refuge-takes-hit-to-protect
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