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Refuge Notebook: Upcoming free fall events at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center! Candace Ward is a park ranger who has worked in the Refuge's Visitor Services Program for over 30 years. She is excited to share nature programs at the new Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor...
Refuge Information Techs bring workshop to Kenai Peninsula to share some of its own outreach techniques with Refuge Information Technicians. Matt Conner, the chief of visitor services for the refuge, presented on his work using archery classes to connect people to nature. Painter said the Refuge...
Refuge Notebook: Refuge intern has best summer by far

I didn't know what to expect when I accepted the visitor services internship at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. I'm from Oklahoma, also known as the Sooner State. I grew up in a fairly...
Fireweed yields tasty treats from local bees

...invasive as it is known for taking over land scarred by natural disasters, said Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Chief of Visitor Services Matt Connor. It is generally referred to as a "pioneer species" because it is one of the first varieties to prosper...
Refuge Notebook: The Kenai Crusader - Tales of a Kenai refuge intern here, restoring the connection to nature and serving environmental justice. The job description for Youth and Visitor Services Intern at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge did not include mobs of nature-deprived children or tights and a cape...
Rising water causes flood advisory, takes dock down Kenai River

...River, effectively shutting down the Russian River Ferry service for the rest of the season.Matt Conner, chief of visitor services for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, said he got a call Thursday morning from Russian River Ferry employees that...
Cottonwood Creek Trail reopens following bear attack

...the wake of a bear attack and investigation by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge staff.Matt Conner, chief of visitor services for the Refuge, said the trail opened around 4:15 p.m. Thursday following a secondary investigation by a team...
Bear-human interactions increase at confluence of Russian, Kenai rivers

...National Wildlife Refuge work together to regulate the area surrounding the Russian River Ferry, said Refuge Chief of Visitor Services Matt Conner. The Code of Federal Regulations outlines the requirements visitors in the area must adhere to. Code...
Business news

...visitor center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. A tour the new visitor center and an update from Matt Conner, Chief of Visitor Services for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, are planned. RSVP to 262-9814. ? The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will...
Refuge weighs impacts of Card Street fire

...nests, might experience loss in the immediate aftermath of the fire, but will bounce back, he said. Chief of Visitor Services Matt Conner said the Card Street fire was able to burn so quickly through the refuge once it moved east of the Kenai...


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