Environment

Inlet Keeper

A Cook Inlet Health Check
Guests: Angela Doroff from the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Bob Shavelson from Inlet Keeper.

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.

Citizen Scientists Track Crane Population

Sep 27, 2016
Photo courtesy of Nina Faust

Every spring, hundreds of sandhill cranes visit Homer to mate and nest. You’ll often find them looking for tasty morsels along the shoreline or silently strutting across your backyard.

For the last thirteen years, Kachemak Crane Watch has organized a “sandhill crane count” to keep track of their population.