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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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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.


Chugach National Forest: concerns about FS’s interpretation of “traditional activities”

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.


Navy’s Noise in the Gulf of Alaska

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.


Chugach National Forest:Preliminary Need to Change, Wild & Scenic Rivers and Wilderness

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.


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.


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