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My Turn: Real oil spill solution long overdue

...comprehensive process to identify protections needed on public lands and waters in the spill region. To date, the habitat protection...ignoring comparable protections on state and federal lands and waters. As these areas are already in public ownership...
My Turn: Reconsider the ferry system

...that created the Alaska Ferry System; the study by Dr. George W. Rogers of the University of Alaska that compares land and water transportation; the rationale of Foss Trucking, which shows the impact on the distance between the warehouse and...
My Turn: Somerville's opinion hypocritical authority on federal land and waters within Alaska's manage resources on federal lands and waters in Alaska. This was yet manage resources on federal land and waters.Well played, Ron.? Peter...
My Turn: Continuing the work of Katie John

...rights, at least on federal waters. We still have a long way to go in making sure those rights are protected on all lands and waters across the state.I am hopeful that one day we will no longer have to struggle against the state for the right to...
Tribal groups seek greater role in land management co-management and could ultimately simplify wildlife management in Alaska.Currently, the state manages most land and water. The Board of Fisheries and Board of Game are responsible for most policy and allocative decisions; the Alaska Department...
Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board recruiting for board opening

...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 related subjects, which may include...
Unmanned aircraft prohibited in America's National Parks

...this week that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service. "We embrace many activities in national parks because they enhance visitor...
My Turn: Far-fetched scenarios possible if EPA's power left unchecked

...predictable, and fair.This bipartisan measure does not eliminate EPA's veto power or prohibit the protection of any lands and waters. It does not make it easier for a project to win approval, or weaken the environmental review process that major...
DNR seeking input on Interior land offerings

The Division of Mining, Land and Water is seeking public input on its preliminary decision to reoffer two remote recreational cabin site staking areas in Interior Alaska...
My Turn: House Bill 77 cuts permitting inefficiency that harms Alaskans

...projects passed the Legislature.However, DNR's efforts through House Bill 77 to increase the efficiency of our land and water-use authorizations did not pass last year. It is important to note that most provisions of the bill did not trigger...


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