Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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.