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New wildlife refuge visitor center opens

...found on the Kenai Peninsula, including wetlands, tundra, and streams. Refuge staff...in its text related to ice fields and wetlands, both of which are anticipated to shrink...habitat shifts and changes, we'll see wetlands turning into meadows." Another change...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/new-wildlife-refuge-visitor-center-o
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Kenai road proposal criticized

...road Kenai is seeking to build in the wetlands near the southern mouth of the Kenai...permit, required for construction through wetlands, in February 2015. Since then the permit...to be built between the beach and the wetlands. A 2008 Kenai ordinance identified the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-07/kenai-road-proposal-criticized
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Refuge Notebook: What do you value about living on the Kenai Peninsula?

...silt into our rivers. Non-glacial streams are getting warmer even as salmon seek colder waters. Alpine tundra and lowland wetlands are being colonized by trees and shrubs. White spruce forests killed by bark beetles are converting to open woodlands and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-09/refuge-notebook-what-do-you-valu
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Flocking together: Weather affects bird migration, still plenty for birders to see

...they'd normally use within easy sight distance of Bridge Access road. "Typically we'd have a lot of birds that use the wetlands on that upriver side of Bridge Access where the pipeline construction activity is happening, so you're not going to expect...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/weather-affects-bird-migration-still
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Apache unveils north road extension plans

...along the Tyonek pipelines through the wetlands. A mile into the trail is a creek that...by vehicle. In the summer months the wetlands are too swampy to travel and in the winter...road construction would be undertaken on wetlands, the company is working with the corps...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-04/apache-unveals-north-road-extension-
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Borough urges caution for K-beach flooded homes

...issues that come with building and buying on wetlands and areas adjacent to wetlands, said Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre...has raised the groundwater, persistent in a wetlands area. Residents in the area have reported inundated...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-10-1
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Enstar proceeds with pipeline

...originally planned to transport these machines through the wetlands surrounding Bridge Access on an ice road, but the warmer-than-usual...different technique to achieve the same result of protecting the wetlands," Hobson said. "Overall, it's certainly more cumbersome...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-24/enstar-proceeds-with-pipeline
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Refuge Notebook: Finding the meaning of the moose

...exhibit hall is "Icefield to Ocean," a nod to the Refuge's broad mix of habitat types. Icefield, tundra, boreal forest, wetlands and rivers are all represented. It's why the Kenai Peninsula is often called "Alaska in Miniature."There is a newly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-26/refuge-notebook-finding-the-mean
Outdoors
Are the Kenai's drying wetlands sources or sinks of CO2?

...climate change be on our Kenai Peninsula wetlands? A bit of reading turned up recent work...into Kenai Peninsula sphagnum-sedge wetlands. Northern peatlands, such as the large...change is globally important. As these wetlands dry and woody vegetation moves in, two...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102408/out_270470992.shtml
K-Beach residents not getting equal treatment

...be faulted, no, punished, for building near or in former wetlands where water tables had fallen 10 to 15 feet over the past 60...clairvoyant and surely realized in the future those former wetlands would inevitably become inundated again. Any Monday morning...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-06/k-beach-residents-not-get
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