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Alaska State Office
Release Date: 10/15/12
Contacts: KJ Mushovic, 907-271-3322    
  Scott Guyer, 907-271-3284    
News Release No. 12-21

Yukon Lowlands-Kuskokwim Mountains-Lime Hills Rapid Ecoregional Assessment Community Meetings Announced

Anchorage—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a series of meetings in late October to present information and receive input on a Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA) occurring in the Yukon Lowlands, Kuskokwim Mountains and Lime Hills regions.  Community members are encouraged to attend.  Meetings are scheduled for:
Galena: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Community Center
Newhalen: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Teen Center
Aniak: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Community Center
An ecoregion is an area with similar vegetation, environmental conditions and ecological processes.  This REA will compile existing environmental and ecological data to answer questions about the condition of current and future natural resources in the ecoregion.  Land managers will integrate the results into regional land use planning initiatives.

For more information, contact Scott Guyer at (907) 271-3284 or via email at

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 10-16-2012