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Out of the Office: Furry friend
Adventuring in Alaska has been much better with my fur buddy. Moving to the Kenai Peninsula from the Lower 48 is a pretty large feat… Continue reading
Refuge Notebook: Forest regeneration efforts benefit moose on wildlife refuge
From time to time, we reshare past Refuge Notebook articles. We selected this article as part of our efforts to commemorate the Kenai National Wildlife… Continue reading
Fill out the squares of the Alaska Adventure Bingo Card
Moose, bears, sled dogs wolves, whales oh my: Alaska offers many adventures to check off.
Refuge Notebook: Names of living things have much to say
As we at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge seek to know about the living things that call this place home, we come across many interesting… Continue reading
Out of the Office: Sticking to New Year’s resolution
I’m still trying to find out where I belong in Homer. You’d think after nine months on the peninsula that I’d have some idea of… Continue reading
Refuge Notebook: Blessed to live the Alaska dream
Note: In celebration of the Refuge’s 80th year, the Refuge Notebook articles will periodically feature stories from past members of the refuge team reflecting back… Continue reading
Out of Office: Chasing sunshine
The winter solstice fell on a beautiful Tuesday last month. I woke up to flickers of sunshine peeking through the gaps in the curtains and… Continue reading
Out of the Office: Skiing doesn’t have to be perfect to be good
“You know,” he said, “we used to groom the ski trails by packing them down with snowshoes.”
80 years of conservation and counting
Just a few weeks ago, on Dec. 16, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge turned 80.
Tangled Up In Blue: We’ll meet again someday
Over the five years that I’ve written Tangled Up In Blue, a lot has happened that seems so insignificant now.
Refuge Notebook: Checking on the little things that fish need
Whether or not we care about these tiny animals themselves, fish depend on them as food.
Celebrating 80 years of refuge
Out of the Office: Solace in skating
I’m used to the cold, but Alaska’s darkness has proved difficult to get used to. In my hometown in Idaho temperatures used to drop below… Continue reading
Refuge Notebook: A needle in a peatland haystack
Touching down, we could feel the widened skids sink, yet securely, on what was a soggy layer of peat. With a nod from the pilot,… Continue reading
Tangled Up in Blue: Marathon training
I didn’t run any marathons this past month, despite three months of semiserious training. The Space Coast Marathon went off in Orlando the Saturday after… Continue reading
Refuge Notebook: Missing dog, Kenai Peninsula — Red and WILD!
This past summer, I was working on a project outside of Fairbanks. While I was there, I stayed with my cousin. Upon arriving, I could… Continue reading
Juneau woman completes a mile in near-freezing water
The 49-year-old mother of two and longtime Juneau resident swam Saturday for more than half an hour.
Out of the Office: For Alaska Bush cred, head out and harvest a Christmas tree
If you don’t have your own tree lot, harvest trees on public lands.
Refuge Notebook: It’s more fun than walking
I’m not sure which one of us was more excited about the fresh snow, my ski partner or me. We rushed out the front door… Continue reading
Refuge Notebook: Thankful for winter’s natural wonders — A beautiful disorientation?
There’s a good chance I may be in the minority on this one, but I love winter. Most people I know prefer summer and shoulder… Continue reading