Kenai National Wildlife Refuge


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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 2139
Soldotna, AK 99669

Phone:907-262-7021
Fax:907-262-3599
Web: kenai.fws.gov
Established: 1941 as Kenai National Moose Range; designated a NWR and got its new name in 1980.
Location:South-central Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, 110 miles south of Anchorage.
Facilities:Visitor center, campsites, cabins, picnic areas, viewing sites, trails, auto tour route, canoe trail.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, educational programs.
Special Features:The refuge is called a "miniature Alaska" as it contains every major Alaska habitat. The cultural history of the Peninsula spans 10,000 years; there are five distinct cultural tradtions and both Indian and Eskimo occupations.
Habitats: 2 million acres of ice fields and glaciers, forest, tundra, lakes, wetlands, rivers.
Access: Open 24 hours a day; accessible from Sterling Highway. Developed facilities are available year round for day and overnight camping.
Wild life: Moose, Dall sheep, mountain goat, caribou, coyote, wolf, bear, trumpeter swan, lynx, wolverine, and beaver.

See other parks in Alaska.
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The fire has burned more than 222 square miles south of Anchorage in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, authorities said.
Steep mountains rise on both sides and most of the land is managed by the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Several state recreation sites line the Kenai River.
So, one option we are throwing out there is facilitated translocation," John Morton, head biologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, which is also considering facilitated translocation, told DW.
Burke, who works at Alaska's Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, said: "It looked like a very unhealthy bear, not just its appearance, but its behaviour.
All Alaskan refuges, except for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, are also mandated to provide the opportunity for continued subsistence use by local rural residents, but only if this use does not interfere with the wildlife conservation and treaty obligation mandates.
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, nearly 2 million acres of boreal forest located in south central Alaska, was established as the Kenai National Moose Range by Executive Order in 1941 and was managed specifically to conserve and protect moose until the Refuge's purposes were expanded in 1980.
I had to pry open my copy to find the label number (24) for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. This map would have been better as a foldout, like the map of vegetation types on the following pages.
In a corner of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, ongoing waste discharges and spills have polluted large areas, with the toxins causing deformities in flogs and tainting groundwater.
"It leaves a toxic legacy of oil spills and pollution that threatens birds and wildlife in the very habitats meant to protect them." Matson authored a report called "Toxic Tundra" which outlines how oil drilling in Alaska's Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has resulted in hundreds of spills, fires and explosions while contaminating massive amounts of soil and groundwater with oil and other toxic substances that are known to cause mutations and birth defects in wildlife.
We'll continue by van to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, famous for its abundance of moose.
At the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, oil and gas exploration has led to evidence of PCB contamination; while at the D'Arbonne refuge in northern Louisiana, the use of improper equipment was linked to mercury contamination in the late 1980s.