Field Trip Options

 
 

 

Salmon in the Watershed
2018 Kachemak Bay Science Conference
Thursday March 8  10:30 - 3:00

Join the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve staff on a fun and informative field trip along the lower Anchor River.  This event will be led by watershed specialist Coowe Walker, who will talk about the Kenai Lowland’s freshwater habitats and how they relate to juvenile salmon health.  You will learn about ecosystem services and functions, important landscape pieces, groundwater connectivity, and how it all supports the local juvenile salmon populations.  The short hike will culminate at a groundwater seep, where overwintering juvenile salmon and other fish will be pulled from a pool and made viewable for guests. Bring a lunch, water bottle, rubber boots, weather appropriate clothing!  SPACE IS LIMITED - YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS FIELD TRIP!

 
 
Benefits of Storm Berms In Kachemak Bay
2018 Kachemak Bay Science Conference
Thursday March 8 10:30 - 3:00
This field trip is based on a KBRR-led project looking at the geophysical, ecological, economic and recreational role of the system of storm berms that front Homer’s central business district.  The goal of that project is to develop community consensus on the management of those storm berms in the face of increasing residential population, seasonal tourism and climate change.
During this trip participants will walk down to a storm berm at one of the following locations: Bishop’s Beach, Mariner Park or Mud Bay. You will see how it functions, how it is used and valued by the community, and consider the risks looking forward.  Bring a lunch, water bottle, rubber boots, weather appropriate clothing!  SPACE IS LIMITED - YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS FIELD TRIP!

 

Virtual Field Trip - Underwater Tour of Kachemak Bay
2018 Kachemak Bay Science Conference
Thursday March 8 2:00 - 3:00
Full description coming soon!

 

Community Monitoring  - Homer Harbor
2018 Kachemak Bay Science Conference
Saturday March 10 1:30 - 3:00
During this two part field trip you will first be introduced to the KBNERR Community Monitoring Program that focuses on Harmful Algal Blooms and Invasive Species (European Green Crab and invasive tunicates). Second, you will be guided by Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies staff with their ROV monitioring program! This field trip will take place in the Homer Harbor. PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!  Limited transportation is available - please pre-register.