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Copper River Scenic Byway Ribbon Cutting

The 52-mile byway begins in Cordova and ends at the Million Dollar Bridge.

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) - Last weekend the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities facilitated a ribbon cutting for the newly designated Copper River Scenic Byway, which begins in Cordova and ends at the Million Dollar Bridge.

The 52-mile corridor runs through 584-square miles of the Copper River Delta and supports the world famous Copper River Wild Salmon fishery. It provides a habitat, or flyway stopover, for over 500,000 migratory birds, and is known internationally as part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve network. This area is rich in opportunities for outdoor recreation including camping, hiking, bird watching and fishing.  The Copper River Delta is home to the town of Cordova and is surrounded by the Chugach National Forest and the Chugach Mountains.

The Scenic Byway designation offers opportunities to promote tourism and economic development along the corridor.

To learn more about the Copper River Scenic Byway visit:  http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/scenic/byways-copperriver.shtml.



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