Please bear with me as I am about at the end of my rope. Looks like the temporary fencing will not be approved for this year and next year, there is no protection involved for the North side of the Kasilof.
Having been down there shows me that there is a lot of work to do to educate the public on habitat protection. People driving all over the dunes with 45 foot homemade campers, made from drilling rig houses to 4 wheelers doing wheelies, to cab overs planted like they are there for the duration.
People overflowing Garbage dumpsters with room to spare in their pick-ups, and just no thought for their surroundings.
That said, I am asking everyone that knows people that dip that river or dip it themselves, to pass on the idea to respect the habitat.
Education is the key and I have the Kenai watershed forum working up a Public Service Announcement, to be played on Soldotna/Kenai/anchorage radio stations, and, the director of sportsfish has agreed to put out a press release asking people to respect the dunes. Hopefully this will help but what it comes down to is personal responsibility.
All I can say is people... act like you really do respect the great outdoors.
I'm pulling my hair out by government regulation, outdoor slobs and people that are such greedy souls, they really don't care who or what they hurt for thier own benefit.
OK, I'm off of my soapbox but come on people, get a clue and pass it on.
Enough rant. Carry on and a big thank you for those that do. Ken F.