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...limiting available forage for both wildlife and livestock."They worked four days on the ranch removing weeds, planting willows and improving the trail. They also worked two days at The Conservancy's Tensleep Preserve collecting insects and removing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-14
Outdoors
Mystery defoliation at treeline in the Kenai Mountains

About this time last year, I wrote a story about how subalpine willows in the Kenai Mountains were being defoliated by an outbreak of both native and exotic species of Geometrid moths. The caterpillars...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-09-20/mystery-defoliation-at-treeline-
Outdoors
Arctic Spring

Pussy willows, soft as pillows Arctic Spring again. Daylight hours sprout tundra flowers That sun...farewell. Alas, we sing bout this joyous thing, Our long lost warmly friend Pussy willows, soft as pillows Arctic Spring again.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/040810/pul_603564051.shtml
Pulse
Fresh, new and a surprise, or two: Waiting at a Market Near You

...unexpected caught my eye. There, just beyond the produce, amongst flowers like tulips, lilies and irises, were bunches of pussy willows, a vision I've not seen in a very, very long time. Onions notwithstanding, in that moment, I knew spring had arrived...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/033110/foo_598586625.shtml
Food
Landmark urethane igloo in Alaska for sale

...nearest community at Cantwell, is prime snowmobiling country in winter and hiking in summer, a land of rolling hills and willows surrounded by mountains and splendid views.Fisher, 55, envisions the igloo as an eye-catching seasonal restaurant and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-29/landmark-urethane-igloo-in-alaska-fo
News
Winter plant identification workshop, other events planned

A yearling moose browses through snow-covered willows earlier this year. Those interested in learing to identify...exercises, workshop participants are asked to bring a copy of "Willows of Southeast Alaska" and/or "Alaska Trees and Shrubs...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120707/outdoors_3441.shtml
Outdoors
DOT looking for funds to study moose-car accidents

...said. But the department is uncertain if its efforts have reduced accidents, he said. The department felled and removed willows around the Sterling Highway, it cut back brush on Kalifornsky Beach Road, and it cleared and grubbed other moose browse from...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-03/dot-looking-for-funds-to-study-moose
News
Everyone has an opinion

...I asked her to go with me and take the girls to find pussy willows. She couldn't go because she had to wash and iron her curtains...goals. And still take the granddaughters to find the pussy willows. Virginia Walters lives in Kenai.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2013-10-18/everyone-has-an-opinion
Community
Showshoe hares and moose interact to change browse

...above the girdle dies. At high population densities, hares kill many small shrubs, and moose may kill some of the larger willows thus making them unavailable as food for future hare and moose populations.Fortunately, there is usually an increase in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-03-14/showshoe-hares-and-moose-interac
Outdoors
Poor area browse a winter moose killer

...try to look at it with that eye," he said. "If I'm a moose, what the hell is there to eat?" Moose rely primarily on willows, cotton woods and birches for food - the cambium layer in the thin shoots provide the nutrition - but moose have already chewed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-04/its-awful
News

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