U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Squirrel River SRMA Plan|
The Bureau of Land Management will amend its Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Resource Management Plan (RMP) to address recreation decisions for the Squirrel River Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). The Amendment will also consider whether to retain the SRMA designation for the Squirrel River. The Squirrel River SRMA consists of 655,000 acres of public lands in northwest Alaska. Key issues for this planning effort include recreation, subsistence, and commercial guiding.
Public scoping for the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula RMP Amendment is complete and the Scoping Report is now available. This report addresses issues identified during the scoping period, which was initiated by a Notice of Intent on May 13, 2010, and ended on December 23, 2010. The BLM held public scoping meetings in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kiana, Kotzebue, and Noorvik to identify relevant issues.
As of September 2011, the BLM is formulating alternatives to be analyzed in the planning process. Please check this website again for future updates on the plan.
For more information about the Kobuk-Seward Resource Management Plan Amendment, contact the BLM at (907) 271-3202, via e-mail at AK_CYFO_GeneralDelivery@blm.gov, or by fax at (907) 474-2282.