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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Fairbanks District Office
 
Release Date: 05/21/12
Contacts: Craig McCaa , 907-474-2231 , cmccaa@blm.gov
  Stacie McIntosh , 907-474-2310 , s05mcint@blm.gov
News Release No. FDO-052112

Notice of Tundra Closure for National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska


FAIRBANKS, AK — The Bureau of Land Management’s Arctic Field Office today announced the closure of winter overland tundra travel for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) effective this morning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2012.
 
Snow and weather conditions in the NPR-A are no longer adequate for winter overland tundra travel.
 
For additional information, contact Stacie McIntosh at (907) 474-2310, or the Arctic Field Office at (907) 474-2200 or Arctic@blm.gov.
 
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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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 05-22-2012