BLM seeks comments on Environmental Assessment of sale of bettle-killed spruce near Richardson Highway

GLENNALLEN, Alaska – The BLM is seeking comments on an Environmental Assessment of a proposal to sell beetle-killed spruce trees for harvest on up to 500 acres of  BLM-managed lands between Mileposts 60 and 70 of the Richardson Highway, an area known as the Tiekel Block.

The harvest is part of the BLM’s fuels and forest management program. It is intended to respond to numerous requests by small firewood suppliers seeking to fill the local demand for fuel wood and personal-use forest products while also reducing hazardous fuels for wildfire mitigation.

The BLM welcomes and values diverse views about the public land it manages on behalf of the American people. Comments will be accepted through Oct. 24. For more information on the project and to view the Environmental Assessment visit

Comments can be submitted electronically at, by email to, or by mail to:

BLM Glennallen Field Office
Attn:  Tiekel Biomass Salvage Sales
P.O. Box 147, Glennallen, AK  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.

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


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