Since 1996, AQRC has worked to protect quiet, human-powered outdoor recreation on Alaska’s public lands.  We are growing our organization and need your help.  Learn more about who we are and how you can help.

IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING KACHEMAK BAY STATE PARK PLAN AND PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE –  JANUARY 22, 2021

12/31/2020 NEW INFORMATION regarding jet skis in Kachemak Bay.  

AQRC response to Kachemak Bay Management Plan 2021 (January 19, 2019)

The Department of Natural Resources committed to issuing an Intent-to-Adopt version of the Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park Management Plan based on Commissioner Feige’s December 7, 2018 Determination. The Intent-to-Adopt (ITA) version of the plan is now available for public review and comment. Once adopted, this plan will serve as the basis for management of park lands for the next 20 years.

As part of this process an Issue Response Summary (IRS) has been prepared that addresses the public comments received on the September 2018 Public Review Draft of the plan. A list of recommended revisions is included in the IRS. These revisions have been incorporated in the ITA version of the plan. Comments on the Intent-to-Adopt version of the plan will be accepted until Friday, January 22, 2021 and can be sent to:

Kachemak Bay State Park Planning   550 West 7th Ave, Suite 1050   Anchorage, AK 99501             Fax: (907)269-891       Email:  kbsp.comments@alaska.gov

To get more information on the planning process, view the Intent-to-Adopt version of the plan, and the Issue Response Summary visit: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/plans/kbay/kbayplan.htm

WINTER WILDLANDS ALLIANCE 2021 BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL COMING SOON!                                                           

Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands through education, outreach and advocacy.  Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition is partnering with WWA to bring you documentaries and ski movies about athletic pursuit in the mountains, artistic vision, friendship, and how the snowsports community is adapting to a changing environment.  The films can be viewed online from January 15, 2021 through February 15, 2021.  For more information and how to purchase your tickets please see below.  Proceeds support AQRC.  Thank you!

Sounds in Nature Workshop, Feb. 6, 2021 1-4 pm

Why they matter to Alaska and how they are measured – more info here. Virtual program registration: www.crowdcast.io/e/sounds-in-nature-why