• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

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A Student Conservation Association intern's path toward effective environmental education.

Mostly on the (Outwash) Plain

August 10, 2013 Posted by: Max Odland

It had to happen. I didn't know when, exactly, but there was no avoiding it. Too many Sewardites warned me, 'this isn't the real Alaska.' I knew it couldn't last, but hope lingered quietly in the back of my mind. That hope finally lost its stare-down with reality. The rain is back.

 

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.