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    Headsup-The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Kenai Refuge is proposing to close camping along the Upper Kenai (downstream of Sportsman's) and the Middle Kenai within 100 yds of the river, except in designated campsites. Currently there aren't any designated campsites, so if you have thoughts on where they should or shouldn't be, how many of them there should be, or how feasible it is to camp 100 yds from the river, now is the time to let the refuge know. Camping is already prohibited within 1/4 mile of the Sterling Highway, which overlaps much of the Upper Kenai. The proposal would also expand the Russian River ferry fishing closure area to 100 feet upstream of the ferry's landing area on the southern shore for safety and bank protection. You can see the documents and comment at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketD...NWRS-2014-0003

    Proposal--Camping prohibited:
    (xi) Within 100 yards of the Kenai River banks along the Upper Kenai River from river mile 73 to its confluence with Skilak Lake (river mile 65), and along the Middle Kenai River downstream of Skilak Lake (river mile 50 to river mile 45.5), we allow camping only at designated primitive campsites. Campers can spend no more than 3 consecutive nights at the designated primitive campsites.
    (xii) (A) Within 1/4mile of the Sterling Highway, Ski Hill, or Skilak Loop roads, except in designated campgrounds.

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    These new 'managers' are all from the lower 48, and fresh out of our most liberal colleges. They'll keep taking until there is nothing left for us to use. They forget it is OUR refuge. They believe it is all belongs to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeRoss View Post
    These new 'managers' are all from the lower 48, and fresh out of our most liberal colleges. They'll keep taking until there is nothing left for us to use. They forget it is OUR refuge. They believe it is all belongs to them.
    If it was up to them they'd make all of Alaska a national park......
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    The feds like to confine all users to one area. Swanson river road is a prime example. Several years ago they put piles of dirt on old parking spots off the road used by hunters and hikers so no one could park there. They only want you to access where they say you can.

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    I guess the good news, is that this only effects the silly humans who just love to drive 100 miles so they can snuggle and co-habitate with thousnds of other humans. Very strange behavior even for animals. I just don't understand humans.

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