Like many coastal communities, the City of Homer is experiencing the mixed blessings of growth. While development can have positive economic impacts, it also taxes municipal resources and affects quality of life.
In July of 2022, the day Jasmine Maurer dreaded finally arrived. As invasive species coordinator for Alaska’s Kachemak Bay Reserve, she’d been tracking the progress of the European green crab up the Pacific Coast since 2019 …
An unprecedented number of young people want to work in the environmental sciences. Reserves around the System, in collaboration with the Hollings Scholarship Program, are helping them get the experience they need.
When the COVID-19 crisis hit, it underscored the need for Alaska’s Kachemak Bay Reserve to support fisheries-dependent jobs build current and future resilience in the face of climate change and acute disaster.
The Kachemak Bay Reserve is not your typical classroom, but its high-quality education programs and partnerships offer opportunities that Alaska’s students can find nowhere else. These students don’t just learn about science—they do it!
Reserve staff from around the System are receiving formal accolades for their work in support of estuaries and coastal communities. A big congratulations to these NERRS superstars—and thank you for all you do!