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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...
Senate panel considers reworked permitting bill

...activities that adhere to terms of the permit.Wyn Menefee, chief of operations for the state Division of Mining, Land and Water, has said the type of activities that would fall under that category are fairly small, such as boat storage on a...
State | AK legislature
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...
Sullivan campaign blasts new ad as misleading

...several sections of it, his spokeswoman has said.Wyn Menefee, chief of operations for the state Division of Mining, Land and Water within the Department of Natural Resources, said he didn't see a connection between hunting access and the general...
Gas line, permitting bills things to watch this week

...Natural Resources commissioner too much power.Wyn Menefee, chief of operations for the state Division of Mining, Land and Water, said there was misunderstanding about the public comment portion. He said the administration was not trying to limit...
State | AK legislature
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...
Controversial permitting bill nixed in senate

A controversial bill from last session that sought to streamline the land and water use permitting process to make mining easier is dead for the session.Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and chair of the Senate...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska officials need to pay attention to BC mines

My grandmother who raised me taught me an important lesson - take care of the land and water, and it will take care of our present and future generations. I try to live by that principle every day. That's why I'm...
Public invited to open house for proposed land sale near Sitka a release from the state Department of Natural Resources. The proposal would enable DNR's Division of Mining, Land and Water to offer up to 50 parcels of state land for private ownership. The Nakwasina Sound Subdivision project area is located...
State hopes database will speed up Native land claims

...Settlement Act, but claims filed before 1971 remain open until settled. Marty Parsons, deputy director of mining, land and water at the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, said that the database would allow applicants with claims to state...


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