The Department of Natural Resources has released the Public Review Draft (PRD) of the Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park Management Plan for public review and comment. The PRD provides management guidance and facility recommendations for the park areas and includes guidance for Diamond Creek State Recreation Site, Eveline State Recreation Site and Overlook Park State Recreation Site as well. Much has happened since the last management plan was adopted in 1995. Changes in community infrastructure, economic trends, and ecotourism have resulted in increased use of the park and raised land use concerns. The goal of this plan revision is to address changing patterns in recreational use, address management issues and update recommendations for facility development. Additionally, a trail management plan that provides trail sustainability recommendations, trail design and management criteria for the park areas is also included for review.
Your written comments are encouraged during the public comment period. To facilitate your review of the PRD, reference copies in print format are available at the Homer public library and the Islands and Oceans Visitor Center. The PRD is also available on DVD by request and online at: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/plans/kbay/kbayplan.htm To receive full consideration, comments must be received no later than October 19, 2018. Comments can be submitted by mail, fax or email to:
Kachemak Bay State Planning
550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1050
Anchorage, AK 99501