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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...
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...
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...
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...
An Outdoor View: Together again

...River, for example, salmon populations have been lost to hydroelectric development (Cooper Creek); important riparian vegetation is being lost to the infrastructure associated with recreational development and use; wetlands are being filled and drainage...
Statebound skiers ready to finish season of misery

...Skyline just before Christmas," Harbison said. "I'd never been up there that time of year."There was no snow and no vegetation. You can see all over the place. That was kind of wild."And therein lies a hidden nugget to this winter. While both...
Refuge Notebook: The lively winter life of quaking aspen

...through the winter woods, take time to contemplate the hidden hardiness of this remarkable tree. Elizabeth Bella is the vegetation ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Visit for more information...
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...


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