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January 23, 2014

Construction crews in Kenai refuge took a break to let bald eagles nest

  • The $6 million wildlife visitor center in Soldotna is back on schedule, and due to open this fall.
  • By DAN BALMER
    Peninsula Clarion

    KENAI, Alaska — Despite an interruption from nature, construction of the new $6 million Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Soldotna is on schedule with the completion date set for the end of September.

    A bald eagle nesting in the area halted construction for 45 days late last spring. Jason Hayes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service project manager, said when the nest was abandoned in early June, refuge biologist Todd Eskelin gave the OK to continue.


     
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