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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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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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Crystal Lake Management Plan Comments

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commission 350 E. Dahlia Avenue Palmer, AK 99645 email: joshua.allen@matsugov.us Ref: Crystal Lake management plan Dear Planning Commission;   The Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition’s (AQRC) applauds the Mat-Su Borough for having a mechanism in place to create lake management plans that protect water quality, nesting birds and a peaceful setting for area residents. […]

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Opposition to HB 351allowing ATVs in Nancy Lakes SRA

Friday, March 7th, 2014

To:  House Resource Committee members Ref:  Oppose HB 351 Dear House Resource Committee Members; The Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition opposes HB 351 and asks you to vote no.  This bill would authorize the use of ATV’s in the Nancy Lakes State Recreation Area.  ATV use has been destructive to public lands, has disrupted public use […]

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