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 |
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.
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.
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.
Tags: Sec'y of Interior Dept.
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.
Tags: AK ML & W
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.
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.
Tags: AK State Park
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.
Tags: AK State Park