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 |
Thursday, September 29th, 2016
AQRC finds that the proposed regulations do not adequately protect the unique resource values of the Jim Swan wetlands area though some improvements may be forthcoming, such as relates to the shooting range.
Tags: AK ML & W
Monday, August 29th, 2016
Interpretation of 1110 (a) of ANILCA argues that recreational snowmaching is NOT an authorized activity in Wilderness areas as a transportation method for “traditional activities”. Please note legal citations are excluded in version of letter posted.
Please note that the legal citations are not included in posted letter.
Friday, August 5th, 2016
AQRC supports the three proposed goals and strategies and are concerned that youth are not spending more time in outdoor recreation. We suggest that more attention must be paid to the effects, positive and negative, the tourism industry has on the condition of state parks.
Tags: AK State Park
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