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AQRC comments on public land use plans, decisions and conflicts in Alaska which affect our core values, such as quiet recreational opportunities, natural sounds and natural quiet. We review actions taken by the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and other political entities.

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Alaska’s Special Areas

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Audubon Alaska • Alaska Center for the Environment • Alaska Community Action On Toxics • Alaska Fisheries Incorporated • Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition. Alaska Wild Animal Recovery • Alaskans For Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge • Alaska Wildlife Alliance • Anchorage Audubon Society Cascadia Wildlands • Coal Point Seafoods • Center for Biological Diversity […]

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Navy Use of Gulf of Alaska EIS

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest 9/21/14 attention: Ms Amy Burt—GOA Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203 Silverdale, WA 98315-1101 Dear Planners, The Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition is a statewide non-profit group with members and supporters from all parts of the state. Our mission statement includes representing the rights of wildlife to natural […]

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AQRC Comments on USFS Draft Regulation re OSV Travel Management

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Joseph Adamson Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources Staff 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Stop 1125 Washington, DC 20250-1125 Dear Mr. Adamson: The purpose of this letter is to offer the comments of the Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition (AQRC) on the proposed travel management rule for over-snow vehicle (OSV) use in our national forests. AQRC is a […]

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AQRC July 2, 2014 Alert re USFS Draft Rule re OSV Travel Management

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

The US Forest Service recently released a draft rule outlining how National Forests, including the Chugach and Tongass, should manage winter motorized travel. The draft requires each national forest to designate appropriate trails and areas for winter motorized use. A forest could adopt a system of routes and areas closed to snowmachine use except where […]

“Off Road Warriors” filming permit

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Dear BLM, The following comments on the Original Productions application for an “Off Road Warriors” filming permit are submitted on behalf of the Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition (AQRC). Founded in 1996, AQRC’s mission is to maintain and restore natural sounds and natural quiet in Alaska through advocacy and education for the benefit of people and […]

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Denali NP & P: is snowmachine use being monitored ?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

April 4, 2014 Superintendent Don Striker Denali National Park & Preserve P.O. Box 9 Denali Park, AK 99755-0009 Dear Superintendent Striker: The Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition (AQRC) is a state-wide nonprofit organization which, like the National Park Service, believes natural sounds and natural quiet are resources of our public lands which deserve protection. We appreciate […]

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Lake Clark NP & P General Management Plan Amendment/EA

Monday, March 24th, 2014

March 24, 2014 Lake Clark GMP National Park Service Denver Service Center-Read PO Box 25287 Denver, CO 80225 To whom it may concern: The purpose of this letter is to offer the comments of the Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition (AQRC) on the Lake Clark NP & PGeneral Management Plan Amendment/EA. AQRC is a state-wide nonprofit […]

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