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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.

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?

River Otter

River otters defecate in certain spots to mark their territory. Researchers in Kenai Fjords National Park have discovered that these "latrine sites" enrich the soil, allowing plants to grow in those spots that aren't found anywhere else close by.