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NPS Floats Ideas for Kantishna-Wonder Lake Plan

August 28, 2019

NPS Photo by Emily Buhr

The National Park Service has released a range of proposals for a Kantishna and Wonder Lake Area Plan, with comments due on October 31, 2019. NPS is continuing with its recent practice of seeking public input on a range of ideas before preparing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance document (Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement) that contains formal alternatives and a preferred alternative that the agency actually intends to implement. Responding to this document is thus a great way to get involved and make your thoughts known before the agency has largely made up its collective mind.

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Attend DCC’s Annual Meeting!

May 28, 2019

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PLEASE COMMENT BY THIS FRIDAY: Denali Winter and Shoulder Season Plan

November 25, 2018

Planners at Denali National Park are asking the public to answer several questions on how to address potential recreational uses during winter and shoulder seasons at Denali.  The plan is available on the Planning Website at the following link:
https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=9&projectID=83470&documentID=91014

For more information on the plan and how to comment, see our alert at https://conta.cc/2Re3D4W

 

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DCC Annual Meeting scheduled for June 8, 2018

May 12, 2018

Join us at Tonglen Lake Lodge for refreshments, networking and discussion of local issues on Friday, June 8, 2018.

We’ll start at 6:30 PM with refreshments, and will call the meeting to order at 7 PM.

Bring a friend, as non-members are welcome. Members are encouraged to vote in our board election, which will close that evening.

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Help advocate for Denali Wolves at Board of Game: Comments due Feb 3

January 23, 2017

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Map showing extent of DCC-AWA Proposal

The Alaska Board of Game will be holding its Region III meeting in Fairbanks from February 17th through February 25th. During that meeting the board will be considering two proposals for areas closed to wolf hunting adjacent to the northeast corner of Denali National Park.

Denali Citizens Council and the Alaska Wildlife Alliance have supported a complete closure of wolf hunting-trapping in the Stampede Townships and Nenana Canyon, areas where radio-locations of wolves show they are vulnerable to hunting and trapping on state lands.

Read the DCC-AWA Proposal here.  It will be considered by the Board of Game as Proposal 142.

We urge you to send the Alaska Board of Game a comment in support of our proposal. Important points to consider are:

  • The predictable vulnerability of wolves that den and spend summers inside Denali Park when conducting forays onto state lands in winter and spring.
  • The importance of wolf conservation in this region of the state of Alaska, where tourists from around the world come to see diverse animal groups.
  • The economic importance of the conservation of wildlife in this region to the state of Alaska, bringing millions of dollars into the local economy yearly.
  • The clear statutory authority of the Board of Game in providing for conservation of resources, and the appropriateness of making that type of decision for these particular lands.

How to comment.

Click on this link on the Board of Game website, and provide your comments on the form provided. Due February 3, 2017. Be sure to select Interior/Northeast Region in the drop-down header.

 

The National Park Service has submitted a proposal for seasonal closures on a slightly different map.Read the NPS Proposal here. It will be considered by the board of game as Proposal 141. We do not oppose this proposal, but feel it does not go far enough toward providing adequate protection for wolves in this area. You may submit comments on this proposal at the same link above.

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Support Proposal 141 to Protect Denali Wolves – Comments due Friday March 4, 2016

March 2, 2016

Proposal 141 (by the National Park Service) was just recently approved for hearing at the Board’s statewide regulations meeting in Fairbanks from March 18-28th. Proposal 141 asks the Board to shorten the wolf hunting season on lands north of Denali National Park. Currently, the wolf hunting season runs from August 10-May 31st. Proposal 141 shortens it to run from Aug 10 – April 15th.

This Proposal is intended to protect Denali wolves when more hunters are on state lands north of the park for bear baiting (season starts April 15th). It also seeks to protect wolves during a time when more pregnant females are afield. The risk to the wolves is not theoretical. Two wolves from the East Fork Pack were killed near a bait station last spring, one of them a pregnant female. These deaths resulted in an emergency hunting closure by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

We at DCC tried twice over the past year to get a more comprehensive solution before the Board of Game, in the form of a buffer, but our efforts were rebuffed. Somehow, Proposal 141 got through the restrictive process. Adding to its momentum, the Middle Nenana River Advisory Committee has voted to support it.

Read Proposal 141 here.
WE URGE YOU TO SUPPORT PROPOSAL 141 Time is short, but a few simple sentences identifying your interest, emphasizing your familiarity with the Denali area, and supporting protection of the wolves, are appreciated and valued.
Talking points include:
  • The international importance of these wolves for tourism and scientific study.
  • The specific risk these wolves experience in spring, when more hunters are on state lands nearby.
  • The heightened risk for disruption of packs if pregnant females are killed.
  •  Any personal interest or expertise you have.
  • The advisability of adopting the regulation for the 2016 hunting season.
Ask the Board of Game to amend the proposal to even better protect the wolves by:
  • Ending hunting season earlier – April 1, or March 15th, to better protect pregnant females.
  • Enlarging the area where the regulation would be enforced.
  • Ending trapping season on the same date as hunting season. Currently trapping season ends April 30.
Click below to read
DCC Comments to Board of Game – March 2016
 

HOW TO SEND A COMMENT

Online: Click on the link below to visit the Board of Game Comment Page, where you can submit a short or long comment for the statewide meeting by 3/4/15. Click on the tab, “Alternative Submissions” for email, snail mail and fax addresses and numbers.

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=process.comments
 
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Middle Nenana AC looks at NPS proposal to shorten wolf season – Tuesday Feb 16

February 15, 2016

wolfWhat: Middle Nenana River Fish and Game Advisory Committee
Where: Anderson Lion’s club
Time: Tuesday, February 16th, 6 PM
Agenda: Middle Nenana River AC Agenda 2016 Feb 16

Recently, DCC filed an agenda change request for the Board of Game to consider a wolf buffer at its March 2016 meeting in Fairbanks, in order to protect Denali Park wolves when they venture onto state lands northeast of the park. The National Park Service, unbeknownst to us, had also filed an ACR, using similar arguments but asking for a different solution. NPS asked that the Board shorten wolf hunting season from the current season, Aug 10 – May 31, to Aug 10 – April 15th, to help spare wolves that venture from the park during reproductive season and when more hunters are in the field at bear baiting stations (season starts April 30th).

The NPS ACR, ACR #20 (click to read), was accepted, and will considered as a proposal at the Board of Game meeting March 18-27 in Fairbanks.  On Tuesday February 16th, the Middle Nenana Fish and Game AC, our local advisory group, will meet in Anderson to discuss this and other proposals, and vote on its recommendations to the Board of Game.

Although a long drive, this meeting should prove to be interesting, as the Committee considers a variety of proposals destined to be heard by the Board of Game at its upcoming meeting.

 

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COMMENT DEADLINE OCTOBER 31: Denali National Park Trails Plan

October 30, 2015

 Transportation in Denali?
 PLEASE COMMENT ON TRAILS PLAN SCOPING – COMMENTS DUE SAT, OCT 31, 2015

We urge our members, especially those of you with long-term experience in the park, to provide comments during the  scoping process, which seeks input on a variety of issues, the trails vision, formal trails, maintenance issues, pets, bicycles and winter use.

You may comment using the PEPC website, or by email at dena_planning@nps.gov
 

Below are some of the issues and positions DCC plans to raise in our comments:

  • Vision for trails – We support retaining the vision (most recently voiced in the Backcountry Management Plan, 2006) of no formal (built) trails in Denali’s backcountry beyond those already approved in existing planning documents.
  • Social trail mitigation – We support the social trail monitoring program established in the Backcountry Management Plan (2006), and encourage NPS to implement it more fully by 

      –  developing indicators for when social trail formation is approaching impairment of resources.
    –  committing to specific actions it will take to mitigate impairment.
      –  educating bus drivers, guides and local businesses to direct hiking traffic away from more
    impacted social 
    trailheads.
    –  establishing a social trails working group.

  • We generally support the formal trails that have already been authorized – We think that a Formal Trails Plan should focus on taking a comprehensive look at Denali’s formal trails, both existing and proposed, and consider their overall impact on park resources and finances.  
  • Pets and bikes on trails – Family pets, on leash, could be acceptable on formal trails in the headquarters area only, but not the Triple Lakes Trail. Recreational dog mushing is acceptable in winter, subject to impact monitoring. Bicycles are acceptable on the park road, on designated former mining roads in Kantishna, and possibly on some formal trails in the headquarters area, but not Triple Lakes or the proposed Nenana River Trail.
  • Winter trails and river trailsWinter cross country skiing routes in the headquarters or Mt. Vista Rest Stop area could be laid out, subject to available funds. Otherwise, winter and river trails should not be mapped or developed on the north side of Denali Park. All forms of winter recreation must be monitored for impacts on wildlife. Development of any infrastructure to support winter recreation, even if temporary, must be analyzed through NEPA.
  • State and municipal lands at the park boundaries can provide a wider range of trail opportunities, if they are desired. One example of an area where this wider range could be considered is the planned South Denali Visitor Center. Denali National Park should maintain its commitment to wilderness recreation, dispersed, non-mechanical access, and scrupulous prevention of wildlife impacts.
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COMMENT DEADLINE OCTOBER 31: Denali Borough planning recommendations

October 30, 2015

Color_Borough_Logo_WebThe consulting firm of Agnew::Beck was recently hired by the Denali Borough to assist with creating a management system for Borough-owned lands. Agnew::Beck has produced a draft set of recommendations and is looking for public comment on it. Download a copy of the Agnew::Beck land management recommendations, along with a trove of information on borough land planning, at the Denali Borough Land Management page

If you live, part or full-time, in the Denali Borough, or own lands in the borough, you have an interest in this process!  Review the recommended classifications for areas near your home and decide if this is what you want.


Your comments are important!
You may email comments to Agnew::Beck at the addresses below:
Adam Smith at adam@agnewbeck.com or Chris Beck at chris@agnewbeck.com
Phone: (907) 222-5424


DCC’s comments will express the following:

  • The Agnew::Beck process must result in action by the Denali Borough, to establish a vision for its lands using the classification process.
  • The vision is important, and includes identifying lands that are strategically located for economic development and lands that are better left to provide opportunities for dispersed recreation and wildlife habitat. Planners must think carefully about both the benefit and the cost to the borough of classification for development.
  • We urge the Denali Borough to move forward from classifying its own lands to establishing a coherent land classification and management system for the entire borough. The borough must develop its capacity to manage, especially as corporate interests eye lands within the borough for their pet projects.
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Denali Borough to have meetings to discuss Agnew::Beck land planning recommendations

September 29, 2015

Color_Borough_Logo_WebATTEND A MEETING AND SHARE YOUR VIEWS 

The consulting firm of Agnew::Beck was recently hired by the Denali Borough to assist with creating a management system for Borough owned land. Agnew::Beck has created a draft report and is looking for public comment on it.  Read a copy of the Agnew::Beck land management recommendations, along with a trove of information on borough land planning at the Denali Borough Land Management page.


To learn more and share your views, please attend one of the following meetings:
October 12, 2015 6 pm – 7:30 pm   Tri-Valley Community Center in Healy
October 13, 2015 6 pm – 7:30 pm   Anderson City Council Chambers (before the Anderson City Council meeting)
October 14, 2015 5 pm – 6:30 pm   McKinley Park Community Center (before the Denali Borough Assembly meeting)
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Denali Trail Plan scoping deadline extended

September 28, 2015

TrailsThe National Park Service is conducting scoping on future trail projects and on visioning for trails in Denali. DCC wanted more time to comment on this complex plan, so we asked for an extension of the deadline, and our request was granted. You now have until October 31st to submit comments.

Read the invitation to provide comment on the park’s planning website at this link.

More information on the history of trails in Denali is at the following link;
http://www.nps.gov/dena/learn/management/trails-management-compilation.htm


Look for alerts including DCC suggestions for comments on trails proposed by this plan and on general visioning for trails in Denali.

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Open Letter to Alaska Director of Wildlife Conservation supports closure

May 9, 2015

From: nancy@denalicitizens.org
Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2015 12:55 PM
To: bruce.dale@alaska.gov
Subject: Denali wolves emergency closure

Dear Mr. Dale,

I spoke with you briefly at the recent Board of Game meeting regarding wolf numbers in Unit 20C overall and adjacent to Denali Park. At that time I mentioned that ADF&G had, in its most recent management report, established a density goal for wolves, and that numbers both inside the park portion of 20C and in the GMU as a whole are well below that density number.

Although it is unclear if the Department intends to adopt management practices to support that density goal, it is nevertheless in print as a goal. Despite this goal, the Board of Game recently increased the hunting bag limit from 5 to 10 wolves in 20C, next to the park, and continues to maintain a late hunting season, until May 31st.  Now, with wolf numbers lower inside Denali and packs vulnerable to hunting in the townships north of the park, the density numbers will fall again.

I, and my organization, the Denali Citizens Council, support an emergency closure of the remaining wolf hunting season on state lands northeast of Denali National Park, as a way to support wolves who den in the park and predictably venture into the Wolf Townships, and as a way for the department to manage for its stated density goals.  This pattern of wolf out-migration from Denali has been in place since the 1980s and happens whether or not the park has a “prey problem,” following late winter cyclic-migration of caribou. It is well known that the East Fork wolves denned close to the northern boundary this year, and the pack has already suffered three trapping/hunting losses, one a pregnant female. There are 22 days left in the season and no guarantee that the alpha female of the East Fork pack will not be shot.

It is well within your purview and authority to do an emergency closure now, based on Fish and Game-stated density goals and management vision for wolves. The fact that the statewide population of wolves is not threatened should not be an impediment to making this closure, as the Department often manages at the subunit level when the situation demands. Many folks have stressed to you the importance of these wolves to those who visit the Denali region. Their importance for the viewing public is not simply a National Park goal, it is a stated goal in published ADF&G documents.

In the history of this issue, there has been a tendency for the biologists to tell us that we must go the board of game and then for the board of game to send us back to the biologists. This reluctance to address the issue of Denali wolves from either side of your department has placed it in a sort of regulatory limbo for almost six years now.  Meanwhile the wolf numbers have declined inside Denali to numbers so low that every single death gains significance, especially if the wolf is pregnant.  Controlling human take at such times can be an effective tool for supporting Department goals.

The Denali Citizens Council is composed of close to 300 members, most of whom have lived or now live in communities around the park. Many of our members recently wrote to the Commissioner asking for this closure.  Please don’t hand this closure off to the Board of Game.  They will not be able to handle it before the end of the season. If you or the Commissioner do not perform this closure, it will not happen.

 

Respectfully,

Nancy Bale
Denali Citizens Council

 

 

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