Haines heli-ski updates

Dear Mayor Janice Hill and Haines Borough Assembly members,
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to the Haines Borough Approved Commercial Ski Tour Areas Map.  Based on the studies performed by ADF&G showing that expansion of helicopter skiing into the proposed 16 areas would likely cause disturbances  to mountain goats and denning brown bears the Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition recommends that resolution 17-12-742 be denied.  We urge your support of resolution 17-04-457 which we believe would provide for easy disclosure of critical information to the public and provide a better public process.
Brian Okonek
Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition, president