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Interagency biologists working on northern pike control last week in Captain Cook State Recreation Area noticed fragments of a bright green, whorled-leaf aquatic plant washed up on the shore near a boat launch.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:58pm

On Monday of this week, while fishing for silver salmon on the lower Kenai River, I boated a silver salmon. This fish was on the small side, about seven pounds, not one of the 10-pound-plus silvers that usually arrive this time of year.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:57pm

This year's 4-H Sustainable Harvest Camp may be over, but the knowledge shared among participants is likely to last a lifetime.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:58pm

What do you get when you put 10 ecologists and 10 musicians in one room? No, it is not another bad joke from your Uncle Jerry.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 4:30pm

On the lower Kenai River, where Dillon Kimple and I fished for silver salmon Tuesday morning, only two other boats were within shouting distance, and nobody was shouting. For two hours, no one caught anything but an occasional hapless pink salmon.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 4:29pm

In exchange for ice cream, my 10-year old daughter, Charly, and her friend, Anya, were picking currants when a couple of sedge darners landed nearby.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 4:28pm

This time of year, the harvest season, is my favorite. There's something about putting away food for the winter that makes me feel happy, secure and satisfied. We Alaskans are fortunate to have the opportunity to harvest many wild foods.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 4:28pm

There are two kinds of fishermen: those who fish, and those who fuss. Take your fussers. Please. Fussers are people who spend much of their lives messing with bait, tackle and petty details instead of having their lines in the water, fishing.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 2:52pm

Wild berry season has arrived on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Bears enjoy big clusters of devil's club and mountain ash berries, while robins and thrushes devour red elderberries. Wildlife and humans alike enjoy blueberries and cranberries.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 2:52pm

Facing the Gulf of Alaska like a giant lacrosse basket, the .4-mile long Gore Point east beach catches much of the Pacific Ocean's marine debris.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 2:51pm

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