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DEC head says enough land is set aside for conservation

...Ballard had been running her own consulting firm in Ketchikan. In the speech, Ballard criticized the direction public-land management agencies have moved in since the 1960s and 1970s, when laws such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act...
My turn: Sealaska land bill denies years of public investment

The opening paragraph of Chris McNeil's Feb. 18 My Turn column clearly sets the tone for the attitude of Sealaska Corp. and Alaska's congressional delegation toward the rest of us who do not stand to benefit from the Sealaska land bill, S. 881: "The Tongass National Forest is a Native Place." Clearly this implies that those of us who are non-Natives do not belong here, should not have a say, and our opinions are dismissible.
Alaska editorial: Streamlining: Federal working group could promote progress

...follow the guidelines presented in Hayes' paper.In another 2006 paper for the institute, Hayes outlined four public land management principles that he said Democrats would do well to follow: 1. Get a fair return for taxpayers from private use...
BLM seeks nominations to Resource Advisory councils

...the west, where most BLM-managed land is located. Each RAC consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest in public land management. Participants include conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials...
Tongass Futures Roundtable

...the agency's participation in the roundtable raises serious legal questions.Alaskans do not deserve to have public land management considerations aired even partially by an exclusive, privately funded, and self appointed group such as the...
Too much too fast

...serious setback to the progress made over the past 30 years in allowing citizens to play meaningful roles in major public land management decisions. Federal lands in Alaska are essential for subsistence, commercial and non-commercial use by all...


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