BLM seeks input on proposed Campbell Creek Science Center fees
Fees haven’t been updated since 2008 and will allow for expanding services and amenities
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on its proposal to impose new fees and adjust existing fees associated with use of Campbell Creek Science Center (Center) amenities and services by February 12, 2022. The Center has not increased its fees since 2008.
Since the Center was established in November 1996, programming has expanded statewide to include increased interpretive experiences for the public, both virtually and in person. It provides an abundance of outdoor education experiences for more than 41,000 annual visitors. The Center also serves as the primary education, interpretation, and outreach entity for BLM Alaska, providing programs throughout the state to more than 5,000 members of the public.
“The small changes to the existing fee schedule will allow the Center to continue to expand their services,” said acting District Manager Kent Slaughter. “The continued expansion will also align this statewide resource with what other organizations are charging for similar types of amenities at their related facilities.”
Learn more about the proposed fees and the Center’s mission, programs, and services in the proposed Campbell Creek Science Center Business Plan.
The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 requires that all fees collected from recreation sites be reinvested for services, maintenance, and improvements to the sites. Fees may be adjusted from time to time to reflect changes in costs, due to inflation, and to ensure a fair return for the use of public lands.
Public comments will be accepted during a 30-day comment period that runs through Feb. 12, 2022. Comments may be submitted to:
Mail: BLM Campbell Creek Science Center
5600 Science Center Drive
Anchorage, AK 99507
Questions about the proposed fees may be directed to the Center Director Nancy Patterson at 907-267-1255.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.