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Special Use Permit Contacts

Geological Studies or Oil/Gas Exploration 

Lynnda Kahn, Refuge Operations Specialist
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 2139; 1 Ski Hill Road
Soldotna, AK 99669

phone: 907-260-2818
fax: 907-262-3599
Email: lynnda_kahn@fws.gov

A Special Use Permit is required for all geological studies occurring on National Wildlife Refuges. The permit application and an operational plan should give Refuge staff the information needed to determine whether or not to allow the activity and what special conditions may be needed to safeguard Refuge resources and the experiences of visitors. Because of this, an early teleconference or a meeting between Refuge staff and the project leader is recommended. A $100 fee may be required.

Special Use Permits for Commercial Operations 

Leah Eskelin, Park Ranger 
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 2139; 1 Ski Hill Road
Soldotna, AK 99669

Phone: 907-260-2811 
Fax: 907-262-3599
Email: leah_eskelin@fws.gov 

For commercial permits, please request a permit information guide and send completed information packets to the person listed below for each type of permit.  Learn more... 

Special Use Permits for other Scientific and Other Activities 

Todd Eskelin, Biologist
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 2139; 1 Ski Hill Road
Soldotna, AK 99669

phone: 907-260-2817 
fax: 907-262-3599
Email: todd_eskelin@fws.gov 

Scientific Studies

A special use permit is required for all scientific studies or research activities occurring on National Wildlife Refuges where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not an active participant in the activity. The permit application and a study or operational plan should give Refuge staff the information needed to determine whether or not to allow the activity and to decide what special conditions may be needed to safeguard Refuge resources and the experiences of visitors. Because of this, allowing a minimum of 30 days for the permit consideration period is required.

Permits for other Activities

Permit requests which do not fit under any of the above categories may be allowed on the Kenai Refuge if they are compatible with the purposes of the Refuge. A $100 fee may be required.

 

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2014
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