Science for a Thriving Kachemak Bay

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KBNERR Adds Motus tower

The Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR) installed a MOTUS tower on May 8th to track migrating birds passing through the highly productive shores of Kachemak Bay and the pacific flyway. Thanks to a NERR Science Collaborative Grant, the partners...

2023 Fourth Quarter Report

Regional partnerships are thriving and collaborating to bring science, conservation, and climate resilience funding to our region.

The Kachemak Sponge

The City of Homer is experiencing the mixed blessings of growth. Development can have positive economic impacts, but it also taxes municipal resources and affects quality of life.

Tracking Alaska’s Least Wanted

Once established, European green crabs are extremely difficult or impossible to remove. The key, according to Maurer, is early detection and rapid response.

Ever wonder how deep the peatlands are? Or where our groundwater comes from? Or what kind of crab that is? If you have a question about Kachemak Bay…

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