The number of farms on the Kenai Peninsula is up 60% in 2020.

The borough has a land grant of 150,000 acres and we estimate that there are probably about 4,000 acres that the borough could allocate to agricultural ventures…We’re seeing more farms, more small farms, more high tunnels and more market connections. There’s more product variety and quality, more interest in food security, more local foods and food stories, and there is more farm tourism … The borough has land and is ready to engage some of its land in agriculture to facilitate this growth.

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse $15.54

Forest Technician

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

-complete Training program

$36,555 average salary yearly

Wildlife Biologist

Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in a biological science that includes the following course work: 1) at least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; AND 2) at least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects; AND 3) at least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences.

$88,321 average salary yearly