BLM hosting public listening sessions for Alaska Long Trail National Scenic Trail feasibility study

Media Contact
Charlie Ebbers

The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to attend upcoming listening sessions to inform a congressionally-directed feasibility study of the proposed Alaska Long Trail National Scenic Trail. The BLM will host these public, in-person meetings the week of April 8 in Anchorage, Seward, Wasilla, Cantwell, and Fairbanks.  

These listening sessions provide BLM the opportunity to share more information about the study process and gather input on this proposed National Scenic Trail, including information about potential trail routes.  

The BLM is analyzing the feasibility, suitability, and desirability of designating the route as a national scenic trail as directed by Congress. Public input is critical to this study. Once completed, the feasibility study will be transmitted to Congress, which has the sole authority to enact legislation to designate new national scenic trails. 

Meeting times and locations are listed below. 

  • Anchorage: April 8th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Z.J. Loussac Library Learning Commons Room 
  • Seward: April 9th 5 PM – 7 PM | Gateway Hotel   
  • Wasilla: April 10th 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Wasilla Public Library 
  • Cantwell: April 11th 5 PM – 7 PM | Cantwell School Gym 
  • Fairbanks: April 12th 5 PM – 7 PM | Birch Hill, 101 Wilderness Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712 

These listening sessions are one venue for incorporating public input into this study. Virtual listening sessions will be held in early summer 2024 for those who are unable to attend in April. To learn more and keep updated on the project visit the Alaska Long National Scenic Trail Feasibility Study project pages, or at the Alaska Long Trail StoryMap.