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Issues 
 
 
 
The BLM has identified the following preliminary issues, which will be refined through public scoping. The public may also identify additional issues. For a more complete discussion of issues and management concerns see the Preparation Plan on the Documents & Reports Page.

 1.   Increasing demand for and impacts from recreational use along the Dalton Highway
 2.   Access and off-highway vehicle use, particularly along the Dalton Highway
 3.   Increasing demand for mining
 4.   Impacts from mining on fish and aquatic habitats
 5.   Opening lands to new mineral entry
 6.   Mineral material (sand and gravel) disposal along the Dalton Highway
 7.   Modification the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Corridor withdrawal allowing the State of Alaska to select lands within the Corridor for conveyance
 8.   Location and size of existing areas of critical environmental concern
 9.   Potential additions to the Wild and Scenic Rivers system
10.  Management of wilderness characteristics
11.  Protection of resources important to maintaining a subsistence lifestyle
12.  The importance of subsistence to local economies and traditional lifestyles
13.  Impacts from climate change