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