Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Subsistence board: no kings for Kenai gillnet fishery

The upcoming subsistence gillnet fishery on the Kenai River can target sockeye, but kings are off limits.  An emergency Special Action of the Federal Subsistence… Continue reading


Card Street Fire advances

Firefighters continued to battle the human-caused Card Street fire in Sterling, estimated to be at 2,000 acres, Tuesday evening. Crews of nearly 100 firefighters constructed… Continue reading


Kenai refuge’s new visitor center opens

SOLDOTNA — Kenai National Wildlife Refuge staff said that their new visitor center, which began construction in 2013 and opened to the public for the… Continue reading


Brown bear harvest cap lowered by BOG

The Alaska Board of Game voted to give Kenai Peninsula brown bears a bit more protection by lowering the cap on how many can be… Continue reading

Variety of groups join forces to preserve the Anchor River

At first glance, the Anchor River seems remote and wild. After all, Anchor Point is small, even by Alaska standards, and the river’s headwater streams… Continue reading

Scientists, managers and public connect at Kachemak Bay Science Conference

In an ideal world, science would enlighten us about how the things around us work, and managers would use that knowledge to steward resources in… Continue reading

Breeding Bird Survey conducted by listening to songs

I saw the moon for the first time this summer. Waking up at 2 a.m. brings a new perspective to the seemingly perpetual daylight of… Continue reading

Rain helping Funny River firefighters

After several days of fighting to keep the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire from burning homes in communities along the Sterling Highway and Funny River… Continue reading

Families in Funny River area evacuated

With just a few minutes notice, families in Funny River were evacuated Sunday afternoon as firefighters fought to contain the 156,041 acre wildfire that lit… Continue reading

Open fires banned in state, federal parks

In response to current extreme fire danger on the Kenai Peninsula, effective immediately and until further notice, all open fires are prohibited in the Kenai… Continue reading

Funny River Trail fire grows to 67,000 acres

High, dry winds from the southwest could increase activity on the Funny River Horse Trail fire Friday afternoon. In a press release this morning, the… Continue reading

Funny River Trail fire grows to 67,000 acres

Smoke affects all of southcentral Alaska; Funny River Trail fire grows to 67,000 acres   High, dry winds from the southwest could increase activity on… Continue reading

Funny River fire grows, blankets Homer in smoke

As the Funny River Horse Trail fire raged about 50 miles north of Homer, a long plume of smoke extending out into the Gulf of… Continue reading

Maritime refuge hires environmental educator

Kendra Bush-St. Louis has started work as the new environmental educator for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, with offices in the Alaska Islands and… Continue reading

New wildlife refuge visitor center taking shape in Soldotna

Despite an interruption from nature, construction for the new $6 million Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Soldotna is on schedule with the completion… Continue reading

Fishing guides caught in consequences of shutdown

Cooper Landing resident Alec Lamberson had intended to take a furloughed government worker fishing Monday. Plans changed when he and other guides received a call… Continue reading

Moose population healthy, bulls recovering

In thinking about our own backyard, the wilderness and near-wilderness surrounding us isn't just our playground. It's the home of the almost 3,000 moose that… Continue reading