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Draft Chugach State Park Trail Management Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

Aug. 28, 2009

(Anchorage, AK ) - The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, has released the Public Review Draft of the Chugach State Park Trail Management Plan.  This plan sets forth trail management guidelines and makes recommendations for the development of trails within the park.  The previous trail plan, adopted in 1986, was outdated and needed revision to recognize trails that have been built or improved in the last 23 years, to accommodate new trail development, and to implement the Division’s new trail policy.

The public is invited to review and comment on the Draft Chugach State Park Trail Management Plan.  To learn more about the planning process for parks and trails, and to access the online Public Review Draft, visit the State Parks Planning website at: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach/planning.htm

Printed reference versions of the plan will be made available for review at the Public Information Center in Anchorage and the Chugach State Park Headquarters Office in the Potter Section House during their normal hours of operation.  A CD containing a copy of the plan can be requested through the contact information provided below and a limited number of hard copies of the plan will be printed and available by request.  Written comments can be mailed, emailed or faxed to the addresses below.  To receive full consideration, comments must be received no later than 5:00pm AST, Friday, October 16, 2009.

A series of meetings have been scheduled in Eagle River, Anchorage and Girdwood and the public is encouraged to attend to share their thoughts.  At each meeting, there will be a short presentation and an opportunity to get more information, provide input and ask questions.  Check the schedule below for the meeting site nearest you.

  • Eagle River-September 15th from 6:30-8:30pm

Eagle River Town Center Community Room, 12001 Business Blvd. #170

  • Anchorage-September 16th from 11:30am-8:30pm

Atwood State Office Building, 550 W 7th Ave., Suite 240

  • Girdwood-September 17th from 6:30-8:30pm

Girdwood Community Center Community Room, 250 Egloff Drive

  • Anchorage-September 22 from 6:30-8:30pm

Campbell Creek Science Center Multipurpose Room, 5600 Science Center Dr.

For more information or to send written comments, contact:

Monica Alvarez

Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Chugach State Park Planning

550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1050

Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: (907)269-8145 Fax: (907)269-8915

Email: monica.alvarez@alaska.gov

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