Izembek State Game Refuge Draft Management Plan

Dear Governor Palin:

I am writing on behalf of the Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition about the ADF & G draft management plan for the Izembek State Game Refuge.

We urge you to support the recommendation in the draft plan to prohibit the recreational use of jet skis, air boats and similar craft in the Refuge. That recreational use, in our opinion, is simply and totally incompatible with the protection of the eel grass beds and wetlands on which hundreds of thousands of migrating birds and other wildlife depend. It is also incompatible with the purposes for which the Refuge was established.

Continuing access by ordinary boats into the Refuge is NOT affected in any way. We urge your support of the ADF & G decision.

Sincerely yours,
Susan Olsen, President, AQRC