Author: kristysholly

NPS Celebrates 100 Years in Seward!

NPS Celebrates 100 Years in Seward!

Kenai Fjords National Park would like to thank the Seward community for celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service with us!  It was an evening of good food, friends, inspiration, music, and arts.  Special thanks to Dot Bardarson and Jennifer Headtke of the Seward Mural Society, Master Artist Byron […]

June 1: Centennial Celebration and Mural Unveiling

June 1: Centennial Celebration and Mural Unveiling

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1, Kenai Fjords National Park would like to invite the Seward community to gather in celebration of the National Park Service 100th anniversary.  As part of the celebration, the park is honored to have National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis provide his vision for the next 100 years of […]

Road Brushing in the Exit Glacier Area

Within the boundaries of Kenai Fjords National Park, all vegetation along the north side of the Herman Leirer Road and within 40 feet of the road will be cut and removed by the end of October. The work will start at the west side of Resurrection Bridge and extend approximately […]

Finding of No Significant Impact Available for the Herman Leirer Road Flood Mitigation Project Environmental Assessment

The Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document has been signed by the National Park Service and is available to the public.  During the environmental assessment process, four comments were received and addressed in the FONSI document. The FONSI can be viewed at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/documentsList.cfm?projectID=54877. Annual seasonal flooding of the NPS-managed […]

Kenai Fjords National Park Earns Pinnacle Award

Kenai Fjords National Park Earns Pinnacle Award

Kenai Fjords National Park recently earned a coveted Pinnacle Award for the 2014-2015 school year from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for their newly established distance learning program. CILC is recognized nationally and internationally as the leader in content aggregation, consulting, and support services that assist organizations […]

Kenai Fjords in the Field: Summer 2015 Edition

Kenai Fjords in the Field: Summer 2015 Edition

If you are wondering what the biologists, physical scientists, and archeologists at Kenai Fjords National Park do in the summertime, come read our park blog at http://www.nps.gov/kefj/blogs/kenai-fjords-in-the-field-2015.htm.  On our blog, we share experiences, photos, and even videos about our field projects.  You can learn about how we deal with the […]

Potential Flood Hazard in Bear Glacier Lagoon

Potential Flood Hazard in Bear Glacier Lagoon

In recent years, Kenai Fjords National Park has been documenting annual glacier lake outburst floods affecting Bear Glacier Lagoon. This documentation can be found at http://www.nps.gov/kefj/learn/nature/bear-glacier-outburst-flood.htm. Recent observations indicate that the source lake is full of water, and there exists a potential hazard of sudden release of this water resulting […]

Herman Leirer Road Community Weed Pull

Herman Leirer Road Community Weed Pull

The annual Herman Leirer Road community weed pull is scheduled for this Friday, June 26 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. What to Bring: Wear bright colors.  Bring protective gloves, lunch, and WATER. Where to Meet: Herman Leirer Road mile 6.5 at the Resurrection River Trailhead Come out and help […]

Seward 6th Graders Celebrate National Park Week With Seaweed

Seward 6th Graders Celebrate National Park Week With Seaweed

What is red, green or brown, kind of slimy and often edible?   Seaweed!   This year’s National Park Week programs introduced all of Seward’s 6th grade students to their local seaweeds.   They spent last week with Kenai Fjords National Park rangers to learn which seaweeds they can eat with sushi, which seaweeds release sulfuric acid to […]