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BLM-Alaska Fairbanks District Office

1150 University Avenue Fairbanks, Alaska 99709-3844
Tel: 907-474-2264 Fax: 907-474-2238

News Release No. F-04-01
BLM-Alaska Northern Field Office

Date: March 8, 2004

Contact for additional information:
Jeanie Cole (907) 474-2340

BLM to Develop Land Use Plan for Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Area

FAIRBANKS -- The Northern Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is inviting public comment on a new land use plan the agency is developing for northwestern Alaska.

The Kobuk Seward - Peninsula Resource Management Plan will cover 13 million acres of public land on the Seward Peninsula and in the Nulato Hills, the Selawik Basin, the DeLong Mountains, and the Squirrel and Kobuk River Valleys. The RMP will guide BLM's management of natural resources, activities and uses on the public lands during the next ten to fifteen years.

The plan will be introduced at a series of public meetings during March and April. Meetings will be held in the following communities:

AnchorageMarch 9Loussac Public Library6:30-8:45 p.m.
FairbanksMarch 11Noel Wien Public Library6:00-8:45 p.m. 
ShaktoolikMarch 23 To be announced 6:00-9:00 p.m. 
Nome March 24 Old St. Joseph Church 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
KoyukMarch 25City Office6:00-9:00 p.m.
KianaMarch 29 Community Center6:00-9:00 p.m. 
Kivalina March 30City Government Building 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Kotzebue March 31 Alaska Technical Center 6:00-9:00 p.m. 
Buckland April 1 City Office 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

During the 90-day public scoping period, which ends April 29, BLM encourages the public to submit issues, concerns and information to guide development of the RMP. More details about the RMP, including the planning schedule, are available at the Northern Field Office's website at http://aurora.ak.blm.gov.

An Environmental Impact Statement will be developed as part of the planning process. Throughout the project, stakeholders and residents will have the opportunity to participate and share their insights and comments.

To receive further information or to provide comments, contact Jeanie Cole at 1-800-437-7021 or 907-474-2340.

Last updated: 06-09-2016