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 |
Monday, June 29th, 2015
AQRC is opposed to approving a proposal to repair the Butterfly Lake Trail to the ATV standard before the revised management plan is approved which will determine if ATV traffic is allowed on this trail.
Tags: AK State Park
Saturday, June 27th, 2015
AQRC is concerned that the FS’s interpretation of “traditional activities” allows routine recreational snowmachining into the WSA, and thus designated Wilderness, and as a consequence distorts the number of acres designated as closed to motorized vehicles.
Sunday, June 14th, 2015
AQRC objects to the noise created by the Navy in its exercises in the Gulf of Alaska which adversely affects marine mammals and requests the Navy delay the start and move all activities further offshore.
Tags: Military (Navy)
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
AQRC supports a recommendation for Wilderness and the Wild & Scenic Rivers’ designation for the segments of the rivers identified. AQRC is particularly interested in how this planning effort will meet and satisfy the over-snow vehicle travel plan regulations.
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.
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
AQRC appreciates the enforcement action taken against trespassing snowmachiners in Hatcher Pass.
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.