Inspiration Ridge

Kachemak Crane Watch

Watch the skies over the few next weeks. Sandhill canes are returning to the Kenai Peninsula. They've already been spotted in the air. Nina Faust of Kachemak Crane Watch spoke with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson this week and says she has reports of crane sightings, but hasn't yet received reports of a sandhill crane touchdown. 


“The last few years from 2017 forward, there were fairly early March 29th in 2017, April 7th in 2018, April 2nd in 2019 and April 9th in 2020. And then this year, the first report was on April 1st,” said Faust

On this episode, learn how to join the sandhill crane count and next month's beluga whale count. Also, Dr Katrin Iken talks with  reporter Amanda Compton about sea ice algae and Professor Debbie Boege Tobin previews upcoming classes at Kachemak Bay Campus. To see the  proposal for the Ecological Baseline and Management Plan for Inspiration Ridge Crane Preserve, go to:
https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/136566