BLM announces additional public meetings for supplemental analysis of Ambler Road Proposal

Public invited to participate in the ongoing comment period to inform analysis


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Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management is announcing public meetings and subsistence hearings in December to continue seeking input on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Ambler Road project proposed by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA).

The draft supplemental EIS released in October is available for public review and comment until December 22, 2023. Consultation with Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations informed the supplemental analysis and BLM will continue to consult with Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations throughout the National Environmental Policy Act process.

The BLM has held public meetings in Fairbanks, Kotzebue, and five communities near the proposed industrial road route. The meetings feature a presentation about the analysis, opportunities for public comment, and a hearing considering potential impacts to subsistence resources and activities under Section 810 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). The current meeting schedule for December is:

Dec. 06 | 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Ambler at the Ambler School

Dec. 07 | 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Huslia at the Multipurpose Building

Dec. 11 | 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Selawik at the Multipurpose Building

Dec. 13 | 4:30-8:00 p.m. | Anchorage at the Z.J. Loussac Public Library, Wilda Marston Theatre

Dec. 14 | 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Alatna at the Alatna Tribal Office

Any updates to this meeting schedule, including additional meetings or schedule changes due to weather or other circumstances, will be posted on the project webpage. At that webpage, the public can also review the draft supplemental EIS or submit written comments on the analysis by selecting “Participate Now” before the public comment period closes December 22, 2023.


Bureau Of Land Management, Fairbanks District Office, 222 University Avenue, Fairbanks, AK  99709

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