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Public invited to April 7 scoping meeting on Kachemak Bay park plan

(Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Department of Natural Resources will host an open house on Monday, April 7, to gather public input on its planning process for revising the Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park Management Plan. The meeting will be from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Lidia Selkregg Chalet, located at Russian Jack Park on 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane in Anchorage.

The purpose of the plan revision is to address issues the park is facing due to changing patterns in recreational use and increased visitation, as well as updating recommendations for park management and facility development. Additionally, a trail plan will be developed to provide specific guidance for trail management and development in these areas. An initial open house was held in Homer in November 2013 and more scoping meetings will be scheduled in the future.

Planning staff will be available at the Anchorage meeting to discuss issues, gather information, and learn more about current or future goals and uses related to the management plan revision. The open house is an opportunity for the planning team to include local input in the early stages of plan development.

To view the existing park plan and learn more about this process visit: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/plans/kbay/kbayplan.htm

Written comments are encouraged throughout the planning process. The deadline for submitting initial scoping comments is May 15, 2014. They can be sent via mail, email or fax to: Kachemak Bay State Park Planning, 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1050, Anchorage, AK 99501, Fax: 907-269-8915, Email: shawana.guzenski@alaska.gov

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