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Refuge Notebook: Thousands of feet on the ground are a challenge in Changbai Mountain, China

...melancholy fragment of its former self. What today's visitors see are principally geologic features with remnants of native vegetation and even fewer wildlife. In contrast, we are able to visit protected lands in Alaska like National Wildlife Refuges, National...
Homer neighbors look to stop beach abuse

...trail from Main Street down to the beach. Over the years, vegetation has grown up in the Vanns' protected area - a dramatic contrast...lands, but we also want to protect the beach berms and the vegetation," Delehanty said.No formal proposals on restricting access...
With changes coming, borough needs strong leader

...grandchildren. Look around; land is being cleared from corner to corner, without any provision to save a percentage of existing vegetation or new landscaping. Shops and industrial are being built faster than houses. Next will be the demand for more services...
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...
Research links the forests of the Kenai Peninsula and Amazon

...detection and Ranging) that scans the vegetation structure and provides a detailed picture...Kenai are replaced by other types of vegetation, for example lighter-colored grasses...structure is replaced by a different type of vegetation, such as grasses, wind patterns near...
Lava threatens Hawaiian homes

...moving very slowly with very little vegetation burning. They said the flow had advanced...area. The forest's thick tangles of vegetation and tall trees make it difficult to...flow to prepare for smoke from burning vegetation and low levels of sulfur dioxide. The...
Sterling Highway erosion project scheduled to begin in spring

...the Sterling Highway Erosion Response Project Milepost 150-157 in 2010.The project involves five construction steps - vegetation removal, soil removal to 8 feet below the original surface, riprap - large rock - placement, embankment construction and...
Text message helps searchers locate lost hiker

...Creek valley, based on the vantage point and the subalpine vegetation he could see in the photo. "I was able to recognize what...he was, and I could see how high he was based on what the vegetation looked like," Main said in a phone interview Monday...
LNG review board holds first meeting

...and resource reports that cover air and noise quality; reliability and safety; cultural resources; fish, wildlife and vegetation and socioeconomic, among other reports."All of that was really interesting and gave me ... complete comfort that the...


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