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
BLM 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 / Location||Date / Time|
|Akiak Community Center||Tues, Feb 25, 2 p.m.|
|Bethel Cultural Center||Wed, Feb 26, 6 p.m.|
|Red Devil (DOT Building)||Tues, March 4, 1 p.m.|
|Sleetmute Community Center||Wed, March 5, 1 p.m.|
|Chuathbaluk Tribal Office||Thurs, March 6, 1 p.m.|
|Kalskag Multi-purpose Building||Wed, March 12, 1 p.m.|
|Lower Kalskag Town Hall||Thurs, March 13, 1 p.m.|
|Crooked Creek Tribal Office||Tues, March 18, 1 p.m.|
Use the link at right to view a summary of the 2014 community meetings.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org