Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Kasitsna Bay Lab

The Kachemak Bay Science Conference and Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Symposium will be March 15th through the 18th .

Red Salmon Part II

Aug 3, 2020
Salmon in a seine
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Host Jeff Lockwood returns to the F/V Captain Cook to spend some time with the tool that makes modern seining possible - the Puretic Power Block, then goes to the headwaters of Stariski Creek with the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve to learn about the ways salmon depend on the land.  Plus, making the dish in the picture!  Part two of a two-part episode.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 8/2/2020. 

Harbor porpoises in Halibut Cove Lagoon

Jan 23, 2020
Sebastiaan Koreman Wikimedia Commons

Bring your lunch to Kachemak Bay Campus on Friday, January 24 from noon to 1 p.m. and learn about the secret life of harbor porpoises in Halibut Cove Lagoon.

It’s part of a series of free lectures hosted by the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.


Recorded live in the library at Homer Middle School, science teacher Jen Booz, a raft of 8th grade salmon scientists and Syverine Bentz from the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve talk about clean water, erosion, microplastics and hatchery fry and their effects on local salmon.

Courtesy of the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Two environmental organizations in Homer are gearing up to host the Smithsonian National Board at the end of the month. The Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will host roughly 70 people with the Smithsonian’s advisory board.  

Coowe Walker is the manager and the lead watershed ecologist for the research reserve.

Kachemak Bay NERRS

Tune in this Saturday morning at 11 for Kachemak Science. KBBI is collaborating with local scientists and science students for this new, monthly, hour-long show dedicated to local presentations, discussions, readings and peer review. On the premier, you'll hear highlights from last week's Kachemak Bay Science Conference.

Kachemak Bay Science Conference

This week's Coffee Table is a preview of The Kachemak Bay Science Conference. Guests: Syverine Bentz from Kachemak Bay Estuarine Research Reserve, Beth Trowbridge, Executive Director of The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and Sue Saupe of Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council. The conference is March 7 - 11. It is free to attend. Register at:

Kachemak Bay wetlands could be profitable for landowners

Oct 3, 2017
Courtesy of Ginger Frizzell

What if you could get paid for simply agreeing to not develop any wetlands on your property? The idea is to store carbon in marshes and bogs, preventing the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere, and the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve wants to know if enough carbon is stored around Kachemak Bay to turn a profit.