Public Meetings for the Central Yukon Land Use Plan Scheduled


FAIRBANKS – To better prepare for developing the Central Yukon Resource Management Plan (RMP), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting a series of public meetings scheduled from mid-January through mid-March 2017 to gather vital public input from the many users of public lands. This plan will guide management of 13.1 million acres of public lands in central and northern Alaska for the next 15 to 20 years.

A meeting is scheduled in Anchorage on Wednesday, February 22, at the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center (5600 Science Center Drive) with an open house at 5 p.m. followed by a presentation and public comment period at 6 p.m. A meeting is scheduled in Fairbanks on Monday, February 27 at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center (101 Dunkel Street) with an open house at 5 p.m. followed by a presentation and public comment period at 7 p.m. Staff from the Fairbanks District Office will engage participants in preparing a range of alternatives for the Draft RMP. Additional meetings are scheduled in Venetie, Coldfoot, Wiseman and Nenana. The complete meeting schedule is available at the project website at http://bit.ly/BLM-CYRMP.

Issues to be addressed at these public meetings include subsistence resources, mineral exploration and development, special management area designations, as well as other topics of interest to the public. Those unable to attend one of the meetings are encouraged to participate via BLM’s project website http://bit.ly/BLM-CYRMP, which includes maps, reports, and meeting materials. Comments and input may also be submitted by email to CentralYukon@blm.gov. The comment period is from January 17 to March 17, 2017.

For additional information, contact Project Manager Chel Ethun at (907) 474-2253. 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Release Date

Friday, February 17, 2017


Bureau of Land Management


Fairbanks District Office


Craig McCaa