Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry Area Forester Hans Rinke hosted a presentation/Q&A on Wednesday, April 19th at The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. He gave an update on the spruce aphid infestation first reported in Homer in 2015. Rinke says no live spruce aphids were found during their most recent sampling.

Kenai Peninsula Burn Permits Suspended

Apr 25, 2016
Courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game


The Kenai Peninsula is under high fire danger. Poor snow and rainfalls have left the area dry and at risk. Plus a low pressure storm system in the Gulf of Alaska is sending high winds up to the Kenai. The State Division of Forestry is suspending people’s burn permits to reduce the threat. Howie Kent, a Fire Management Officer with the Division of Forestry spoke to KBBI’s Quinton Chandler about fire danger and necessary precautions.