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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Inspired by life growing up along the Kenai Peninsula with a father who was the former manager of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, West was raised knowing the concerns of minimizing human and bear interactions during the summer sockeye salmon runs.
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.
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.
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Biologists in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge are drafting a moose-management plan that includes burning some 2,000 acres perpetually to maintain a healthy population.
The new visitor center will be located within the nearly 2-million-acre Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, which is the most visited refuge in Alaska.
Elias and Sitka national parks, plus the Klondike Historic Site (Dawson City), Yukon Charley National Preserve, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Misty Fjords National Monument and Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge.
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Elias National Park (Hubbard Glacier), Sitka National Historical Park, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and Misty Fjords National Monument.
A second exploration well drilled last winter, this one by an Alaska-based independent, NordAq Energy, was in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on subsurface lands owned by CIRI.