Homer Grown: Birch Syrup and Moose Habitat Restoration

May 11, 2021
Homer Grown

Nature provides many cues to alert us to the arrival of spring, whether its the return of migratory birds, the appearence of stinging nettles, or the flow of birch sap. In this episode we visit with Bridge Creek Birch Syrup both in the birch grove and at the sugar shack to discuss the process of making birch syrup. 

Matt James from Homer Soil and Water and Lynn Whitmore, of Kachemak Moose Habitat, Inc. chat about moose, their habitat and the different ways that they are working toward maintaining healthy moose populations.


Feb 16, 2020
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Teri Robl picks the topic on this week's Check the Pantry, and Teri wants to talk about moose!  She brings her friend Nancy Wise into the kitchen at Station Twelve, and Nancy's son Cody Wise talks with Jeff Lockwood about hunting the animal.  Plus, all you ever wanted to know about Swedish møøse management!

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 02/16/20. 

Alaska State Troopers

An Anchor Point resident was sentenced for poaching and wasting three bull moose last week. Rusty Counts will spend nine months in jail. Counts is also required pay over $100,000 in fines and restitution and forfeit his rifle and ATV used while taking the illegal moose. The Homer District Court also suspended his hunting license for three years.

Photo by Scott Moon/Courtesy of Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Kenaitze Indian Tribe in Kenai is taking an innovative approach to drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention. In addition to more overt prevention efforts, like signs and education, the tribe offers culturally-relevant healthy activities through their Yaghanen Youth Center, located in Soldotna, including a moose camp in the fall for young men.   

Homer hunters plead guilty to wildlife charges

May 17, 2016
Alaska State Troopers

Two Homer men pleaded guilty in district court to illegal hunting charges. The charges stem from a September 2015 investigation of a moose hunt near Ninilchik.

According to Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Fadey V. Kuzmin, 43, of Homer, pleaded guilty to taking a bull moose during a closed season and taking more than the limit of moose. Both counts came with fines of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended on each.