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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Alaska State Office
 
Release Date: 07/26/12
Contacts: Ruth McCoard, 907-271-4418, rmccoard@blm.gov    
  KJ Mushovic, 907-271-3322, kjmushovic@blm.gov    
News Release No. 12-16

BLM-Alaska Announces Scoping Period for Hunting Guide Capacity Study


BLM-Alaska is seeking public input on a planned statewide commercial hunting guide capacity analysis.  BLM is proposing to establish allocation thresholds for special recreation permits authorizing commercial hunting guiding on BLM managed lands in Alaska.  Interested parties are asked to identify issues and concerns that should be considered during an environmental analysis of the proposal.  Detailed comments related to social issues or potential user conflict related to commercial hunting guiding in specific Guide Use Areas will be most useful for this analysis. 

 

Comments and requests to be added to the mailing list may be submitted through September 9 by any of the following methods:

 

Email: BLM_AK_Hunt_Guide_Capacity_Study@blm.gov

Fax: (907) 271-5479 Attn: GUA Comments

Mail: BLM Alaska State Office, Attn: Hunting Guide Capacity Comments, BLM Alaska, 222 West 7th Avenue, Suite 13, Anchorage, AK 99513

 

For additional information, contact Bill Overbaugh at 907-271-5508 after July 31, or visit the BLM website at:  http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/planning/Hunting_Guide_Capacity_Study_EA.html



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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Last updated: 10-19-2012