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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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Spencer Whistle Stop Outfitter and Guide Opportunities DEA

Monday, April 13th, 2015

We still find the proposed number of participants for the various guided opportunities to be too large and believe such numbers will overwhelm the promised backcountry experience.


Enforcement Action in Hatcher Pass

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

AQRC appreciates the enforcement action taken against trespassing snowmachiners in Hatcher Pass.

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Crystalline Hills Trail in Wrangell-St. Elias NP & P

Monday, January 12th, 2015

AQRC protests the proposed decision not to maintain one of the few non-motorized trails in Wrangell-St. Elias NP & P.


Alaska’s Special Areas

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Audubon Alaska • Alaska Center for the Environment • Alaska Community Action On Toxics • Alaska Fisheries Incorporated • Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition. Alaska Wild Animal Recovery • Alaskans For Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge • Alaska Wildlife Alliance • Anchorage Audubon Society Cascadia Wildlands • Coal Point Seafoods • Center for Biological Diversity […]


Navy Use of Gulf of Alaska EIS

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest 9/21/14 attention: Ms Amy Burt—GOA Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203 Silverdale, WA 98315-1101 Dear Planners, The Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition is a statewide non-profit group with members and supporters from all parts of the state. Our mission statement includes representing the rights of wildlife to natural […]


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 […]


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 […]

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