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Red Devil Mine - Community Involvement & Tribal Consultation

Lower Kalskag tribal members express concerns during the tribes' 2015 Tribal Gathering
Village of Lower Kalskag tribal members share their concerns about the Red Devil Mine project during the tribe's 2015 Annual Tribal Gathering.

Community and tribal involvement are an important and ongoing part of the Red Devil Mine project.

BLM has hosted 35 meetings in local Kuskokwim River communities since the CERCLA investigation began in 2009. BLM has also presented at the Alaska Forum on the Environment and provided regular briefings to interested Native corporations.

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

BLM hosted an information session during the 2014 Alaska Forum on the Environment. BLM also held community meetings and tribal consultations in 2014 about the proposed early action at the site to hear residents' comments, questions and concerns. BLM met with the following communities in 2014:

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

Since 2010, BLM has consulted regularly with interested tribes and communities in the project area. BLM also used newsletters to keep residents 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.

 Photo of BLM officials and Lower Kalskag tribal members during 2015 Tribal Gathering
The Village of Lower Kalskag invited BLM to its 2015 Tribal Gathering to talk with residents about the Red Devil Mine project.

Red Devil Mine
Project Newsletters:

Newsletter #10, Feb 2016
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