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Red Devil Mine - Community Involvement & Tribal Consultation

Community and tribal involvement are an important and ongoing part of the Red Devil Mine project. BLM has met regularly with interested Kuskokwim River communities since the CERCLA investigation began in 2009.

In 2015 BLM will use project newsletters and this website to keep tribes and communities informed as we collect additional data necessary to complete the Feasibility Study. We will then develop a Proposed Plan to present to communities in the fall of 2015 or the following spring.

2014 Community Involvement

Community meeting in Akiak, February 2014BLM hosted an information session during the 2014 Alaska Forum on the Environment, held in Anchorage. BLM also contacted communities and tribes to schedule community meetings and tribal consultations in February and March of 2014. The purpose of the meetings was to consult with interested communities about the proposed early action at the site in 2014, and to hear residents' comments, questions and concerns.

The following communities accepted the BLM's offer to meet:

Community / LocationDate / Time
Akiak Community CenterTues, Feb 25, 2 p.m.
Bethel Cultural CenterWed, Feb 26, 6 p.m.
Red Devil (DOT Building)Tues, March 4, 1 p.m.
Sleetmute Community CenterWed, March 5, 1 p.m.
Chuathbaluk Tribal OfficeThurs, March 6, 1 p.m.
Kalskag Multi-purpose BuildingWed, March 12, 1 p.m.
Lower Kalskag Town HallThurs, March 13, 1 p.m.
Crooked Creek Tribal OfficeTues, March 18, 1 p.m.

Use the link at right to view a summary of the 2014 community meetings.

Elders attending Kalskag community meeting (May 2012)

Prior Community Involvement

In 2013 BLM consulted with several federally recognized tribes in the project area. BLM also used newsletters to keep communities informed of the progress of the Remedial Investigation. Use the links at right to view newsletters and meeting notes from previous community meetings.

If you'd like to be added to the project mail list to receive future newsletters, please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page.

How to Contact Us
  • Alan Bittner, Anchorage Field Manager, 907-267-1246 or toll-free 800-478-1263
  • Mike McCrum, Red Devil Mine Project Manager, 907-271-4426
  • Contact Us form or email
Return to Red Devil Mine CERCLA RI/FS homepage.

DHSS associate collects a hair sample from resident for mercury testing

An Alaska Division of Public Health associate collects a hair sample for mercury testing following a 2014 community meeting.

Red Devil Mine
Project Newsletters:

Newsletter #9, Jan 2015
Newsletter #8, June 2014
Newsletter #7, Dec 2013
Newsletter #6, May 2013
Newsletter #5, Aug 2012
Newsletter #4, Jan 2012
Newsletter #3, Aug 2011
Safety Advisory, Jan 2011
Newsletter #2, Nov 2010
Newsletter #1, Nov 2009

Community Meeting Summaries:

Spring 2014
Spring 2012
Spring 2011

Talking Circle, 2012 AK Forum on the Environment:

Talking Circle handout
Comment summary