The system includes two rivers and 70 lakes, stretching deep into protected refuge lands on the central Kenai Peninsula.
The fire is burning 10 miles from Sterling and isn’t threatening any lives or property.
Safari Club International is appealing a decision from a federal judge to uphold hunting and trapping restrictions in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
In a lot of ways, more visitors to Alaska’s recreation areas is a really good thing, but there are also some major downsides.
The Kenai Peninsula is drying out. And this summer, fires have sprouted up in some unusual places.
Suppression efforts are focused on the southern section of the fire to protect nearby communities. Fire crews have 50% of that portion of the fire contained.
The fire has been burning since early June in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. This past weekend, winds spread the fire to within 2 miles of the Sterling Highway.
The frozen ground gives crews at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge a good opportunity to do preventative work that will help later on during the height of fire season.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists discovered “concerning levels” of the pesticide Penta in soils around power poles running through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
The Trump administration has directed the National Park Service in Alaska and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to reconsider bans on certain state allowed game harvest techniques.