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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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Maclaren Summit Trail Extension-Phase II

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

AQRC is strongly opposed to the proposed extension of the Maclaren Summit Trail (motorized); rather DNR should increase quality opportunities for quiet, contemplative, appreciative non-motorized recreational trails.

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Chugach State Park Management and Trails Plan

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

AQRC still finds that the Management Plan is unbalanced and stresses development and facilities over the existing park experience and may occasion damage to park resources while finds the Trail Management Plan to lack analysis to determine whether, or where, trails should be developed.

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Denali National Park & Preserve Future Trails Plan

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

AQRC advocates that the Park develop and manage a range of hiking activities, protect the soundscape, limit bicycles to roads and designated trails and allow snowmachining in the Preserve only on a trail system.

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Knik River Public Use Area: regulations scoping

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

AQRC advocates that to protect the area’s wildlife (particularly waterfowl) and recreational resources, motorized uses need to be restricted; 6-inch rule repealed, ORVs to be registered and non-motorized recreational opportunities enhanced.

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Chugach State Park: regulations

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

AQRC generally supports the proposed regulations which clarify boundaries and offer more opportunities for non-motorized recreation for fat tire cyclists.

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Chugach National Forest

Monday, June 29th, 2015

AQRC believes the Forest Service’s interpretation of “traditional activities” is incorrect and leads to significantly fewer acres “closed” to snowmachining than reported.

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Nancy Lake SRA: Butterfly Lake Trail Repair

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.

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