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
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.
Learn more about APH >>
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
"Shared Trails" dog safety workshop in Mat-Su
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)
Ever thought about parking your RV or camper at
either Cottonwood Creek or Reflections Lake some summer and getting reimbursed
to do it? This summer could be that summer. Volunteer hosts are needed this
summer to provide overall supervision of visitor use at the two locations noted
about. Curious? Learn more >>
2014 Annual Summer
Join us for a full day of summer
at Reflections Lake in the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge. Enjoy
Circus Arts, and Alaska Bird TLC. Mid-day music by Miracle Drummers and Dancers.
Wooden toy houses for the kids to paint. Kayaks will be
available for rent. See our brochure >>
SHOP AT FRED MEYER -
EARN $$ FOR APH
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million
per year to non-profits like
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 >>
Head on over to Mat-Su College the
last Wednesday of the month and learn about Ahtna history, Denai'na caches,
non-ative blackfish research and wolves' use of snow machine trails. Series
starts February 26l.
See you there!
See the flyer >> or
View calendar >>
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OPENINGS
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 >>