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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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Group Letter to Secretary Jewell re Wilderness in WRST Backcountry and Wilderness Stewardship Pland

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Group letter offers comments on the Proposed Action for WRST Backcountry and Wilderness Stewardship Plan which oppose allowing recreational snowmachining in designated Wilderness in the Park.

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AQRC offers Additional Comments on Proposed Action for WRST NP & P Backcountry and Wilderness Stewardship Plan

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

AQRC adds additional comments on the Proposed Action as it relates to airplanes, helicopters and flightseeing in Wilderness as well as on cumulative effects and believes strict enforcement and monitoring will be necessary to preserve the Wilderness values for humans and wildlife in the Park.

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Letter to Secretary Jewell, DOI re Alaska Wilderness

Monday, July 11th, 2016

AQRC requests the Secretary to re-interpret Sec. 1110(a) of ANILCA in order to prohibit snowmachining as a “traditional activity” in the Wilderness areas of WRST and throughout the NPS system.

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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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