Red Devil Mine - Community Involvement & Tribal Consultation

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

Community engagement is an important and ongoing part of the Red Devil Mine project. BLM has hosted 35 meetings in Kuskokwim River communities since 2010. BLM also presented at the Alaska Forum on the Environment and provided regular briefings to interested Native corporations.

2016 Community Involvement

In March 2016 BLM released an Interim Proposed Plan for treatment of contaminated tailings, waste rock, soil and creek sediment at Red Devil Mine. The plan is available for public comment through May XX, 2016.

BLM will hold public meetings in Anchorage, Bethel, Aniak and a number of communities in the Kuskokwim region. Below is the schedule of public meetings. We will update the schedule as additional public meetings are added. If your community would like to participate, contact Teresa McPherson at tmcphers@blm.gov or phone 907-267-1420.

Community / Location Date / Time
Kalskag Multi-purpose BuildingWed, March 16, 11 a.m.
Lower Kalskag Town HallWed, March 16, 2 p.m.
Anchorage (BLM Campbell Creek Science Center)Wed, March 23, 6 p.m.
Nunapitchuk Council OfficeTues, April 5, 1 p.m.
Bethel Cultural CenterTues, April 5, 6 p.m.
Kwethluk IRA Town HallWed, April 6, 2 p.m.
Crooked Creek Traditional CouncilThurs, April 14, 1 p.m.
Aniak (Auntie Mary Nicoli Elementary School)Thurs, April 14, 6 p.m.
Chuathbaluk Traditional CouncilFri, April 15, 1 p.m.
Sleetmute Community HallTues, April 19, 1 p.m.
Red Devil (DOT building)Tues, April 19, 4 p.m.
Stony River Council OfficeThurs, April 21, 2 p.m.
  

Prior Community Involvement

Elders attending Kalskag community meeting (May 2012)

In 2015 BLM used project newsletters and this website to keep tribes and communities informed as we collecteded additional data necessary to complete the Feasibility Study. During this time, BLM also worked with our cooperating agencies to develop a Proposed Plan to present to communities in 2016.

Since 2010, BLM has consulted regularly with interested tribes and communities in the project area. 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 blm_ak_reddevil@blm.gov
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 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