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Inventory & Monitoring at Kenai Fjords National Park

Sea Otter at Kenai Fjords
Sea Otter at Kenai Fjords

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For more information contact: Amy Miller, Program Manager, Southwest Alaska Network

At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. Native Alutiiq relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Today, shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.

The mandate that guides monitoring efforts in Kenai Fjords National Park states, “to maintain unimpaired the scenic and environmental integrity of the Harding Icefield, its outflowing glaciers, and coastal fjords and islands in their natural state; and to protect seals, sea lions, other marine mammals, and marine and other birds and to maintain their hauling and breeding areas in their natural state, free of human activity which is disruptive to their natural processes.”

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