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Alaska mulls change to land auction procedures

...Joe Carrillo of Wenatchee, Washington, won more than half of the parcels offered in an Alaska Division of Mining, Land and Water drawing sale Sept. 16, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.Carrillo said he was just trying to play the odds...
Murkowski questions fees at glacier

...authorizes several federal agencies (including the Forest Service) to charge and collect fees on federal recreation lands and waters."While I wish we did not need to charge recreation fees, I am generally supportive of FLREA," Murkowski said...
Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting new members

...programs.The primary role of the ORTAB is to assist in evaluating grant proposals for the Recreational Trail Grant and Land and Water Conservation Fund programs. ORTAB members may also be asked for advice on other outdoor recreation related subjects...
Company plans ATV tours in Haines

...operate ATV tours in Haines starting next summer.According to a permit application with DNR's division of mining, land and water, AMGA plans to take up to 12,000 tourists per year on ATV tours of the Haines area.The permit request states that...
Park halts cable project

A proposed undersea communications cable from Juneau to Skagway and Haines has met an unexpected obstacle: A park.
Trans-Canada asks US to suspend pipeline application review

...with a stroke of a pen. It is time to reject and give farmers, ranchers and Tribal Nations peace of mind that their land and water is protected from this risky pipeline."Cell phone and email messages were left with the spokesman for Nebraska Gov...
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One month on, wreck of tugboat Challenger isn't moving anytime soon

...what the Challenger has become - are a matter for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, which oversees state land and water.Where the DEC and Coast Guard rushed into service, the DNR must creep. The DEC and Coast Guard will be reimbursed...
At Alaska Supreme Court, a session of Tracy Arm wrestling between Juneau and Petersburg

...Arm.The CBJ said Petersburg's northern boundary should be much farther south, near Cape Fanshaw, and that the land and water north of that line should belong to the CBJ.In summer 2012, the state's Local Boundary Commission came up with...
Presentation: From Bellingham to Kotzebue in six short months

...responsible for helping make the presentation possible. The nonprofit aims to "lead the effort to preserve wild lands and waters in Alaska by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska...
Alaska Editorial: YouTube the perfect venue for Murkowski video

...harvest, mine or catch to make a living and fill the state coffers.State and Native officials understand that. On the land and water they control, economic development is king. But that's only 39 percent of Alaska, the largest state, which is...


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