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.« Older Posts |
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
AQRC requests that until funding is available to construct all of the South Denali Visitor Center, construction under Phase I not proceed. AQRC is concerned that without a revenue stream to provide adequate funds and staffing and without management guidelines in place, particularly a trails plan to manage the winter recreational uses for the South Denali development, this multi-agency project will fail: to protect the resource; the surrounding area; and, provide a quality visitor experience.
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
AQRC urges BLM to provide opportunities for quiet recreation and to provide a conservation alternative for this DRMP. We believe BLM has failed to acknowledge the magnitude of disruption created by helicopter noise on wildlife, particularly mountain goats, backcountry non-motorized recreationists and communities.
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
AQRC supports Alternative B for the White Mountains Subunit to protect its recreational values and absolutely oppose opening the subunit to hardrock mining. We support Alternative B for the Steese and Fortymile Subunits and creation of ACECs in each unit.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
AQRC agreed to join in a group letter opposing opening ANWR to oil and gas development on the grounds that preserving the wilderness values, including natural quiet and natural sounds, of this intact ecosystem outweighs the benefits, and inevitable costs, of oil and gas development.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
AQRC opposes opening the Jodphur Motorcross Track to snowcross-snowmaching racing, freestyle practice and events due to the noise to the neighbors, adverse effects including trespass on the world-class crosscountry ski trails and safety issues. Moreover, we believe the master plan would need to be revised to even consider this activity.