A new interagency public lands display has been installed at the Kenai Municipal Airport.
Mary Bondurant, airport manager for the city of Kenai, said the installation started Friday and was completed by Monday afternoon.
According to information supplied by Bondurant, a 17-year-old public lands exhibit was taken down due to the renovation project at the airport.
The three original partners in the exhibit — Kenai Municipal Airport, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Alaska State Parks — decided to pursue a new display that would be larger and more eye-catching than the old display.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service also joined the current project.
The resulting murals stretch from floor to ceiling in the ticketing area of the newly remodeled airport, spanning over 78 linear feet. The murals have over 50 photos of wildlife and nature. The budget of the project is $35,000.
The exhibit has a special acknowledgement to Alaska Native people of this region and their culture.
It also has displays describing how to access public lands, best times of the year to visit and trip planning. It also has suggestions for what to see and do, such as fishing, wildlife viewing, hunting, photography, hiking and boating.