Kenai Peninsula District Office

 It's Fishing Season

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

Dial gauges on pressure canners need to be tested for accuracy every year. This free service is offered at the Kenai Peninsula Extension office. You don't have to bring your whole canner in, but the gauge can still be attached to your lid. Please call ahead to ensure someone is in to test your gauge, 262-5824 or you're welcome to drop it off and pick it up at a later date/time.  

Soil Testing

Understanding what nutrients are available in your soil for your plants is needed in order to supply your garden with the building blocks to promote healthy and vigorous growth.  Taking a soil sample and analyzing a soil test is the only way to know what nutrients are in your soil and how much fertilizer to apply to your garden. Review the documents below for more information on taking a soil sample, testing, and interpreting your results.

 Wildfire and Earthquake Information


Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed during lunch (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.)
Phone: 907-262-5824
Fax: 907-262-3939
Located off K-Beach road in the same building as Fish & Game

Spruce Needle Rust

Are you finding masses of orange spores appearing on the needles of your spruce tree?  If you are, your tree may have spruce needle rust.  Please follow the link below to learn more about this fungus.  

Spruce Needle Rust - Forest Service - USDA

Spruce Bark Beetles: What you need to know 

Spruce Needle Aphids on the Peninsula

Across the southern Kenai Peninsula many trees both young and old are becoming infested with a pest new to our area, the Spruce Needle Aphid, Elatobium abietinum.

Found in coastal communities, you can see the damage to trees of all ages by the browning and dropping of the needles from the trunk outward. Early inspection is ideal since these pest feed on the needles as early as February or March. Click here for more info