BLM seeks comments on Environmental Assessment for proposed guided hiking tours on Carlanna Lake Trail

GLENNALLEN, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments through May 21 on an Environmental Assessment of Mindfulness Rainforest Adventures’ request for a Special Recreation Permit to conduct guided hiking tours on the Carlanna Lake Trail in Ketchikan.

If the permit is approved, the operator would be subject to mitigation, including:

  • Limiting operations to one trip on the trail per day,
  • Limiting trips on the trail to no more than eight clients per day,
  • Ceasing operations if there is excessive degradation of the trail, and
  • Working with other operators to stagger operating times.

The BLM welcomes and values diverse views about the public land it manages on behalf of the American people. 

The Environmental Assessment can be found on the BLM ePlanning website.  A link to ePlanning can be found at  Comments can be submitted electronically through ePlanning, by email at, or by mail at:

Bureau of Land Management
Glennallen Field Office
Attn: Mindfulness Rainforest Adventures SRP
P.O. Box 147
Glennallen, Alaska 99588

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.Your comments on our environmental reviews are critical. To learn more about BLM Alaska planning efforts and how to make comments that make a difference, visit

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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Glennallen Field Office


Marnie Graham
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