When the Alaska Legislature created Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge in 1975, its boundary encompassed mostly publicly owned wetlands between the upstream end of Rabbit Slough and the mouth of Cottonwood Creek. Wetlands don’t respect surveyed boundary lines. Although the wetlands on private...
Former Alaska wildlife biologist Rick Sinnott retired in 2010 after nearly 30 years in the field. He's now a regular Alaska Dispatch columnist.