Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats
Promoting responsible use and enjoyment of Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge
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Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge - An Alaskan Treasure

The Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge is 45 square miles of wetlands, forest, lakes and tidal sloughs located 30 minutes north of Anchorage and within close proximity to over half of Alaska’s population. Ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, moose, muskrats, salmon and many other birds, mammals and fish call it home.

It is because of this rich diversity of habitat and wildlife, and its all around natural beauty, that many Alaskans from all walks of life and recreational preferences make the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge one of the most important and cherished recreation areas in Alaska.

Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats (APH) is dedicated to preserving this stunningly beautiful and valuable recreation area for all Alaskans to enjoy. It truly is an Alaskan treasure.

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From The Director

As the Alaska state government moves forward on plans to rewrite the management plans for our wild spaces, I urge you to do what I did: read the 1-page Action Alert message, and sign the online petition available now for your immediate response, forwarded from our Friends of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge (FAR). For more information, read the article in Rick Sinnott's piece for the Alaska Dispatch News.

This is a critical time in Alaska’s Refuges and Critical Habitats for Alaskans to stand up for the continued protection of these areas. Please take a few minutes to review the FAR Action Alert and sign the on-line petition.

Thank you for your rapid response to help protect our Refuges and Special Habitat Areas.

Terri S. Reynolds-Rogers, Executive Director APH

Consider a Donation

Please help us continue our work of fostering stewardship of public lands by making a gift of any amount. Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats is dedicated to the preservation and responsible stewardship of the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge through conservation, public awareness, education and enhancement projects. Your donation supports these efforts.

Items of Interest

Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge offers a great slide program about Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge. Schedule an informative presentation about this "gem in our midst" for your club, organization or agency. Learn about the beginnings of this special place from Native historical times to colonization and its geological transformation to an important migratory stop on the Pacific Flyway. It will open your eyes to wild habitat and four-season recreational possibilities you were never aware of until now. Call (907) 357-8711 or Contact us to schedule a showing.

We are pleased to share with you this web link to the Last Frontier Magazine’s January posting of APH’s interview by Anne Sanders, editor, describing Reflections Lake history and development.


Press Releases of Interest

February 10, 2014
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Trappers present "Shared Trails" dog safety workshop in Mat-Su

January, 2014
Great Land Trust
Great Land Trust enhances public access to the Palmer Hay Flats [State] Game Refuge through purchase of 917 acres

 Events & Happenings (All events)

Head on over to Mat-Su College one Wednesday a month and learn about great horned owls, grouse and ptarmigan, seals, McNeil river brown bears and more! The next lecture is Wednesday, October 29th. See you there!
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Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits like Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flatsn Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. See how easy it is to give just by shopping! Learn more >>


Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats (APH) is now seeking Board members who hold the principles of our mission statement in high regard, and who wish to contribute their unique perspectives and expertise toward achieving the vision it holds. Read more >>

Natural Science Education/Community Center

Learn more about our proposed Natural Science Education/Community Center including the master site plan, cost estimates and other planning aspects of this unique project designed for youth and adult education programs, recreational enjoyment and general community use. Learn more >>


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