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Kenai Fjords in the Field 2014

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The continuing story of glaciers, fish, wildlife, and cultural resources from scientists working in remote areas of the park.

Finding Foam a New Home: Cleaning up Foam and Other Marine Debris on the Outer Coast.

September 26, 2014 Posted by: Sharon Kim

On a marine debris scouting mission to the Outer Coast of Kenai Fjords National Park, staff find more foam than they have time to collect and bring back. Read about what other "treasures" were found and the adventure had while finding it all!

 

Coho Salmon: Radio Tagging and Telemetry on the Resurrection River

September 19, 2014 Posted by: Andrew Kirby

Learn how researchers capture and radio tag Coho salmon and what can be learned from tracking them on their journey up river.

 

Observing Without Disturbing: Wildlife Trail Cameras

September 12, 2014 Posted by: Sam Stark

Biological Science Technician Sam Stark explains how advanced camera technology helps Kenai Fjords National Park monitor Black Oystercatchers

 

Visualizing Glacial Processes: Using Time Lapse Photography at Exit Glacier

September 04, 2014 Posted by: Sean LaHusen

Park researchers use time lapse photography to "fast forward" through time as Exit Glacier recedes over the summer.

 

A Day in the Life of an SCA Intern

August 20, 2014 Posted by: Cory Smith

Cory Smith, a Student Conservation of Association intern, describes his time working at Kenai Fjords National Park this summer.

 

Mussel Mania: Monitoring Nearshore Vital Signs in the Fjords

August 08, 2014 Posted by: Laura Phillips

Researchers from Kenai Fjords National Park and the USGS collaborate to monitor mussel populations along the shore.

 

Exotic Plant Management Team: Preserving Native Vegetation along the Coast

July 25, 2014 Posted by: Nick Kainrath

The Exotic Plant Management Team travels to the furthest reaches of the park to control invasive species.

 

Rangers and Archeologists: Teaming Up to Protect and Preserve Kenai Fjords’ Cultural Heritage

July 18, 2014 Posted by: Jon Hardes

Park Archeologist Jon Hardes travels with Visitor Resource Protection rangers on a tour of the park's remote cultural heritage sites.

 

Where the Raptors Roost: Searching for Peregrine Falcons

July 10, 2014 Posted by: Jordan Green

Researchers board the 53' park boat, the Serac, and travel the coastline in an attempt to locate Peregrine nests on the high sea cliffs of the fjords.

 

Keeping the Fjords Free of Marine Debris

June 30, 2014 Posted by: Fiona Ritter

Park employees travel to remote beaches to record and remove marine debris.

 

Archeology in Aialik: Over 600 Years of Coastal Occupation

June 20, 2014 Posted by: Jon Hardes

The park's new Archeologist, Jon Hardes, writes about historic and pre-historic settlements along the rugged Kenai Fjords coastline.

 

Finding Bald Eagle Nests on the Coastline

June 12, 2014 Posted by: Jordan Green

A wildlife technician's first hand account of searching for bald eagle nests!

 

Keeping Track of Weather on the Harding Icefield

June 04, 2014 Posted by: Sean LaHusen

Fly with us to the Harding Icefield to get an inside look at monitoring weather in this harsh alpine environment!

 

Welcome to the 2014 Season!

May 15, 2014 Posted by: Sean LaHusen

This blog is the place to stay up to date on all of the exciting projects that the Resource Management team at Kenai Fjords National Park are working on this summer.

 

Did You Know?

State of Alaska superimposed on the contiguous 48 states

With 570,374 square miles, Alaska is twice the size of Texas and 1/5 the size of the rest of the United States. It stretches 2,400 miles east-to-west and 1,420 miles north-to-south. Its 6,640-mile coastline is 50 percent longer than the combined east and west coasts of the United States.