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The Funny River Fire burns high in the Andrew Simons Wilderness Unit on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge this past summer. This unit is the largest of three that make up the 1.3 million-acre Kenai Wilderness. (Kenai National Wildlife Refuge photo)

Refuge Notebook: Celebrating 50 years of Wilderness

Just a few weeks ago, the Wilderness Act celebrated its 50th anniversary. Signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on September 3, 1964, the Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System by designating 54 U.S.

by Andy Loranger

An Outdoor View: Distractions

While waiting for a bite the other day, it dawned upon me that the main reason I don't catch many fish is because of distractions. For example, when people around me are catching fish, I find myself losing focus.
Les Palmer

EarthCache trail teaches geology of Missouri River

FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) - Just down river from Fort Benton stands Signal Point. The knob along the Missouri River is made up of glacier till, deposited during multiple periods in geologic history when much of the area was covered in...
ERIN MADISON

Go wild: Plant species tulips for early color

Maybe it's time to rethink the way we landscape using tulips. True, the familiar, large, goblet-shaped blooms make a colorful springtime splash grouped in beds and pots.
DEAN FOSDICK

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