DCC Supports NPS Proposal to Protect Denali Wolves

NPS submitted a proposal to the Alaska Board of Game offering two potential seasonal closures to protect wolves that den in Denali. DCC supports Closure Proposal 1.

The Alaska Board of Game will meet in Fairbanks March 6-14, 2020, to consider a variety of proposed policy changes for the Interior and Eastern Arctic region. Written comments were due February 21, and DCC provided short responses to a number of region-wide proposals as well as several that are of local concern, including changes to allow more motorized hunting access in the Wood and Yanert River Controlled Use Areas. However most of DCC’s comment letter focused on reasons why we support the NPS proposal to seasonally close the Wolf Townships and nearby areas to protect wolves that den inside the park. Read a PDF of the entire letter by clicking on the link.

DCC is looking for members who would like to testify at the Board of Game meeting. Please contact Nancy Bale at nancy@denalicitizens.org if you can help.

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