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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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Copper River Basin Area Plan: Scoping Comments

Friday, April 29th, 2016

In this plan, AQRC urges ML & W to recognize the values of natural sound and natural quiet to the user and the wildlife, to manage motorized recreation, to recognize the necessity to separate areas and trails for the non-motorized/ motorized users of this area and adopt the CCA listing of trails and areas to set aside for quiet recreation.

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White Mountains NRA Management Plan Revisions

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

AQRC advocates that BLM apply eight principles in their planning process to insure that natural quiet and natural sounds are valued, considered, and preserved in developing revisions to the White Mt. NRA management plan.

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Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Plan Revisions

Monday, April 4th, 2016

AQRC is skeptical that DPOR can or will provide sufficient monitoring to prevent natural resource damage from permitted motorized users and believes that the new permit policy will not preserve the natural setting, for which the area is noted, for the property owner, recreationist or wildlife.

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Norse Flight, Inc. Helicopter Permit for KBSP &KBSWP

Friday, March 11th, 2016

AQRC advocates that processing of Norse, Inc. permit application for helicopter landings in KBSP and KBSWP be postponed until the revised management plans are completed, including the public review of the helicopter landing policy in these two parks.

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AQRC Comments on Chugach National Forest Plan Revision

Friday, February 19th, 2016

AQRC focuses its comments on the natural soundscape, ANILCA 1110 (a) and Wilderness in this proposed Forest Plan revision.

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Chugach National Forest Plan Revision group letter

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The groups find that the proposed revisions to the Chugach National Forest plan fail to adequately protect the WSA, lessens protections for Wilderness values, permits recreational snowmachining as a “traditional” activity and urges the CNF to recommend a Wilderness designation for all lands contained in the original WSA.

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AQRC Questions re: CNF Plan Revisions and Over-Snow Vehicle Rule

Monday, January 25th, 2016

AQRC raises questions as to how the new Over-Snow Vehicle Rule will affect the Chugach Plan Revision process and ANILCA snowmachining interpretation.

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