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Kenai Fjords in the Field

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Resource Management staff often conduct research and field observations in areas of the park few others will ever see. Use this blog to discover new places and current research happening in Kenai Fjords National Park this summer.

Camps on the Coast, Water in the Waders

August 16, 2012 Posted by: William C. Clark

The coast of KEFJ is a series of fjords. Born of glaciers, this sinuous collection of bays, coves, and lagoons are now often ruled by wind, waves, and rain. Yet, kayakers seek these areas for solitude, scenery, tide-pooling, whale-watching, and seal-seeking opportunities. One of the responsibilities of resource management is to monitor potential impacts of visitor use. In late July, with the assistance of the Marine Vessel Serac, six KEFJ staff did just that…

 

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.