Chugach National Forest Plan Revision group letter

The groups find that the proposed revisions to the Chugach National Forest plan fail to adequately protect the WSA, lessens protections for Wilderness values, permits recreational snowmachining as a “traditional” activity and urges the CNF to recommend a Wilderness designation for all lands contained in the original WSA. … Continue readingChugach National Forest Plan Revision group letter

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

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. … Continue readingChugach National Forest: concerns about FS’s interpretation of “traditional activities”

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

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. … Continue readingChugach National Forest:Preliminary Need to Change, Wild & Scenic Rivers and Wilderness