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  MSN Encarta - Alaska
Alaska is a rugged, wild, beautiful land of majestic mountains and deep, high-walled fjords; of slow-moving glaciers and still-active volcanoes; of dense, coniferous forests and desolate, treeless islands; of hot springs and icy streams.
Southwestern Alaska is composed of the narrow Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutian Islands, and Kodiak Island.
The Alaskan Interior is bounded by the Alaska Range on the south, the Brooks Range on the north, the border with the Yukon Territory on the east, and the Bering Sea on the west.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569148/Alaska.html   (2038 words)

 Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is bordered by Yukon Territory and British Columbia, Canada to the east, the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south, the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea to the west, and the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
Alaska Natives, while organized in and around their communities, are often active within the Native corporations which have been given ownership over large tracts of land, and thus need to deliberate resource conservation and development issues.
As of 2004, the population of Alaska was 655,435.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alaska   (3539 words)

 Alaska Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Alaska Peninsula is a peninsula extending about 800 km (500 miles) to the southwest from the mainland of Alaska and ending in the Aleutian Islands.
The southern-most side of the Alaska Peninsula is rugged and mountainous, created by the uplifting tectonic activity of the North Pacific Plate subsiding under a western section of the North American Plate; whereas the northern side is generally flat and marshy, a result of millennia of erosion and general seismic stability.
The Alaska Peninsula and Bristol Bay are home to the world's largest sockeye salmon runs in large part because the Alaska Peninsula is host to so many large lakes, which are an important element in the lifecycle of Oncorhynchus nerka, sockeye salmon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alaska_Peninsula   (446 words)

 ALASKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Yukon Territory, on the southeast by British Columbia, on the south by the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean, and on the west by the Bering Sea, the Bering Strait, and the Chukchi Sea.
The Yukon's principal tributaries in Alaska are the Porcupine, Tanana, and Koyukuk rivers.
Alaska's resident population in the 1990 census was 550,043.
alaskan.com /docs/ak.html   (2929 words)

 Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge
As is the case with most of Alaska's coastal refuges, salmon provide the principal "nutrient engine" for Alaska Peninsula, supporting the species that prey upon them and enriching the rivers and surrounding lands after they spawn and die.
Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge is a land of towering mountains, active volcanoes, broad valleys, fjords, tundra and glacially formed lakes.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory monitors seismic and volcanic activity at several of the active volcanoes on the Alaska Peninsula.
www.fws.gov /refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=74512   (781 words)

 Alaska Geography - NETSTATE
To the south is the Gulf of Alaska and Pacific Ocean.
Alaska covers 656,425 square miles, making it the largest of the 50 states and more than twice the size of Texas, the second largest state.
Extending southwest from the southern Alaska mainland and the Alaska Range, the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands are supported by the Aleutian Mountain Range.
www.netstate.com /states/geography/ak_geography.htm   (862 words)

 Alaska Peninsula bear hunting with Deltana Outfitters
The question as to whether the Alaska Peninsula or Kodiak Island produces larger bears is largely a matter of opinion.
The Alaska Peninsula is wild and remote country with a long history of producing some of the largest bears in the world -- and some of the worst weather you have ever hunted in.
Jens Perto's Alaska Peninsula bear hunt was definitely not boring.
www.deltana.com /uarctos.htm   (1574 words)

 Encyclopedia: Alaska Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Peninsula A peninsula (Latin, literally meaning almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides.
The Bering (or Imarpik) Sea is a body of water above, and separted from, the north Pacific Ocean Ocean by the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands.
Kenai Peninsula Borough is a borough located in the U.S. State of Alaska.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Alaska-Peninsula   (369 words)

 Alaska Peninsula --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The peninsula, which covers about 20,600 square miles (53,400 square km), is about 180 miles (290 km) long by 130 miles (210 km) wide; its average elevation is 2,000 feet (600 metres).
Alaska also fits the definition, though it is very large and has a number of its own peninsulas.
To the southwest stretch the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands chain.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9005365   (949 words)

 Alaska The Last Frontier State Capital Juneau
The name "Alaska" is taken from the Aleut word "aláxsxaq" that refers to an object to which the sea is directed, in this case the Alaska peninsula and mainland.
The Last Frontier: Alaska, admitted as the 49th state to the union is thought of as "America's Last Frontier" because of it's distance from the lower 48 states and because of it's rugged landscape and climate.
During this period, critics of Seward's agreement to purchase the Alaska territory from Russia called the plan referred to the plan as "Seward's Folly." Congress, finally relented and on October 18, 1867, in Sitka, the Imperial Russian Flag was lowered and the Stars and Stripes was raised.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ak_intro.htm   (705 words)

 RecWorld - Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
Alaska: a land that can only be described by superlatives: the tallest, the largest, the longest, the grandest.
Renowned for stunning scenery, the peninsula is home to incredible natural wonders and an abundance of wildlife.
Kenai Peninsula is served by 2 airlines, a bus line, 3 car rental services, an RV/Motorhome rental service, 2 ferries, a railroad and a travel agency.
www.recworld.com /state/ak/fish/kenai/kenai.html   (705 words)

 Kenai Peninsula Alaska Travel Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While most people expect Alaska to be cold, our summers are the weather people dream of with an average high on the Peninsula in the mid sixties, humidity around 50% and less than two inches of precipitation per month.
Winter temperatures can be extreme, but the Peninsula is one of the most mild winter climates in the state with average winter highs in the twenties and snowfall rarely accumulating more than four feet.
While the Peninsula is large in area, some estimate it at near the size of Vermont, it is relatively easy place to navigate due to the limited road system.
www.kenaipeninsula.org /travel_tips.htm   (1121 words)

The motto is meant to represent Alaska as a land of promise.
The trees symbolize Alaska’s wealth of forests, and the farmer, his horse, and the three shocks of wheat represent Alaskan agriculture.
Alaska Day is the anniversary of the formal transfer of the territory and the raising of the US.
fairbanks-alaska.com /alaska-history.htm   (927 words)

 Alaska's Kenai peninsula
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is a hot summer destination for sports fishing.
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is the home of the world famous Kenai River and its celebrated Kenai River Salmon Run.
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula has a myriad of indoor and outdoor activities for all age ranges.
mt.essortment.com /kenaipeninsula_rsxx.htm   (334 words)

 The March of the Seward Peninsula Spruce , Alaska Science Forum
She’s a biologist from Middlebury College in Vermont who is interested in the reaction of Alaska spruce trees to the warmer weather of the 20th century.
Tundra plants dominate most of the peninsula, but spruce trees crowd some river valleys and cling to slopes in the southeast corner of the peninsula.
She has studied the advance of spruce trees throughout northern Alaska, and found similar results—the march of the spruce trees is on, possibly triggered by a warmer climate.
www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF15/1532.html   (696 words)

 Travel America: Alaska's Kenai Peninsula - Brief Article
There is a place south of Anchorage known as "Alaska's Playground." This is the Kenai Peninsula, one of the most scenic and accessible destinations in Alaska.
Kenai, the peninsula's largest city, was founded in 1791 during the days of Russian rule.
Downtown Seward is the epitome of small-town Alaska.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCQ/is_5_17/ai_83552492   (638 words)

 Alaska Range --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The mountains stretch from the Aleutian Range in south-central Alaska to the Yukon boundary in southern Alaska.
The range extends southwestward for about 600 miles (1,000 km) from the west end of the Alaska Range to the head of Cook Inlet of the Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, U.S. The Aleutian Islands represent a southwestern extension of the mountain peaks, which stretch the length of the Alaska Peninsula and include many...
The Alaska cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) is a hardy evergreen common to the cool, wet climate of the Pacific Northwest.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9272775   (857 words)

 Guidebook and CD: Tsunamifactor.com "Destination: Kenai Peninsula, Alaska" Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When Alaska became a state in 1959 the use of fish traps was outlawed.
Fox ranching was common on the Kenai Peninsula during this time but when the market for furs declined after a couple of decades other ways of supporting the family had to be found.
In the early 1960s the Kenai Peninsula was getting crowded so he built a world-class lodge down on the Alaska Peninsula at Bear Lake.
www.tsunamifactor.com /cities.php?cityID=31&category=History   (1207 words)

 Alaska hunting: Kenai Peninsula
If you are a Kenai Peninsula area provider of services or goods for hunters, we invite you to advertise in this space.
Brown bears are found throughout the Kenai Peninsula with the exception of the coastal portion of GMU 7.
The Kenai Peninsula extends approximately 150 miles (240 km) into the Gulf of Alaska and is situated between Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet.
www.outdoorsdirectory.com /areas/hunting/southcentral/kenai_peninsula.htm   (1790 words)

The peninsula offers the opportunity to enjoy nature, wildlife, and wilderness in an area that is populated, on average, to less than 1 person per square mile within a landmass predominately within federal and state managed conservation units.
Our central location on the Kenai Peninsula streamlines and reduces the need to repeatedly move kids and gear around the peninsula helping you to maximize the time your group is touring and fishing.
Razor clams on the Kenai Peninsula are found on most sandy beaches between the Kasilof River to the north and the Anchor River to the south.
www.gwinslodge.com /EXCURSIONS.html   (5507 words)

 Archaeology of Southwest Alaska and the Pacific Coast
It probably represents a regional phase of the central and western Alaska Peninsula and offshore islands of the 4200 BP period.
The Norton influences and possible migrations of the late first millennium of the Christian era, the subsequent Thule influences transformation on the Alaska Peninsula at the beginning of the second millennium, or the ongoing local development cannot explain fully the later prehistoric and ethnographic cultures of the region.
In Cook Inlet and on the upper Alaska Peninsula, Dena'ina Athabaskans were expanding from the east, establishing themselves as far south as Lake Iliamna and Lake Clark.
www.nps.gov /akso/akarc/swest.htm   (1320 words)

 MINING NEWS: Canadians set sights on Alaska Peninsula - January 30, 2005 - Petroleum News
The second agreement is with Bristol Bay Native Corp. to explore approximately 565,000 acres of the southwest Alaska Peninsula.
In the first year Full Metal must spend at least $150,000 on exploration on the Alaska Peninsula, along with a $5,000 cash payment to BBNC and a donation of $5,000 to the Bristol Bay Education Foundation: in practice a scholarship.
The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian chain have experienced continuous volcanic activity for at least 36 million years.
www.petroleumnews.com /pntruncate/696087635.shtml   (723 words)

 Amazon.com: Alaska: Books: Art Wolfe,Nick Jans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wolfe brings a painters sensitivity to light, pattern, and composition in his photography of landscape and wildlife, and Alaska is his personal vision of a truly awesome landscape.
Alaska's mountains are the bones over which the land's skin is stretched.
Most people agree that Alaska is one of the last great wildernesses and that we are unlikely to see anything more exciting in our lives.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/157061217X?v=glance   (1054 words)

 Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper
As people around the world pause to remember the devastating tsunami and the earthquake that triggered it one year ago this week, geologists in Alaska are investigating whether tectonic earthquakes also might trigger activity beneath volcanoes.
See the Kenai Peninsula as you never have before with these immersive videos.
Copyrighted by Peninsula Clarion, a Division of Morris Communications Privacy and terms of use.
www.peninsulaclarion.com   (393 words)

 USGS DDS-40, Volcanoes of the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands
USGS DDS-40, Volcanoes of the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands
Alaska is home to more than 40 active volcanoes, many of which have erupted violently and repeatedly in the last 200 years.
The photographs were selected to portray Alaska’s volcanoes, to document recent eruptive activity, and to illustrate the range of volcanic phenomena observed in Alaska.
pubs.usgs.gov /dds/dds-40   (1589 words)

 Kenai Alaska Lodge ~ Cabins for Rent ~ Alaska Bed and Breakfast
Alaska TreeTops fishing lodge is Seldovia's finest oceanfront lodging establishment.
Alaska lodge typically serve a unique cliental desiring more than that offered from the traditional hotel or motel.
There are not many hostels on the Kenai or for that matter in Alaska as of yet, but with their growing popularity, we are begining to see them show up in Kenai, Homer, Sterling and Seward Alaska.
www.kenai-lodges.com   (608 words)

 Kenai Peninsula Alaska Discovery Vacation Guide - Trip Planning
Our panoramic playground is just the place to ‘Spot the locals’~ wildlife in their natural habitat, Sense the Kenai Peninsula Hands On~ sightseeing, get in the Fish Zone, and Celebrate the Wonders of the Kenai Peninsula at our community festivals.
Travelers who include the Kenai Peninsula in their Alaskan itineraries continuously report that their Kenai Peninsula excursion exceeded their expectations.
They refer the Kenai Peninsula to their family and friends and return themselves time and time again.
www.kenaipeninsula.org   (250 words)

 Paws Off! An unforgettable Alaska Peninsula brown bear hunt
It had rained the day we arrived, and the morning after when we were waiting to be flown out to the spike camp.
As we had not seen anything shootable on the third day, Matt came by around 7 pm and said that Ralph had decided to move the camp to new and hopefully better spot, so we started right away to take down the tents.
In Alaska the hunting regulations very understandably do not allow any hunting the same day as you have been flown into the bush.
www.deltana.com /information/alaska_brown_bear_hunt.htm   (4341 words)

 Alaska Volcano Observatory - Volcanoes - Alaska Peninsula - Emmons Lake - Maps
Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, 1995, Volcanoes of Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Information Circular IC 0038, unpaged, 1 sheet, scale 1:4,000,000.
March, G. D., 1993, Holocene volcanoes of the Aleutian Arc, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public-Data File PDF 93-85, unpaged, 1 sheet, scale 1:2,000,000.
Wilson, F. H., Detterman, R. L., and Harris, E. E., 1991, Generalized geologic map of the Port Moller, Stepovak Bay, and Simeonof Island quadrangles, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 2155-A, unpaged, 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.
www.avo.alaska.edu /volcanoes/volcmap.php?volcname=Emmons+Lake   (515 words)

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