Susan Luescher, Landscape Architect
The purpose of this email is to offer the comments of the Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition (AQRC) on the draft conceptual site plans for the Section 36 parklands.
Â AQRC is dedicated to protecting the rights of Alaskans to quit places for the benefit of public land users, home and cabin owners, communities, businesses, wildlife, visitors and future generations. We are a state-wide nonprofit organization which believes natural sounds and natural quiet are resources of our public lands which deserve protection by land managers.
Â We support the Minimal Development option, Concept 1, as being the most appropriate level of development in view of the location of these parklands, the existing natural conditions of the parklandsÂ and its wildlife. Since these parklands are within the Municipality of Anchorage, motorized recreation, such as snowmachines and ORVs, will not be permitted due to the Municipality of Anchorage’s ordinances. We suggest, however, that to preserve the peace and quiet of this area and maintain the intended type of use, the ability to enforce the ordinances must be a consideration in all your planning efforts.
Â Thank you for this opportunity to comment.
Â Sincerely yours,
Susan Olsen, President
Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition
PO Box 202592Â
Anchorage, AK 99520Â