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BLM to Amend Kobuk Seward Peninsula Land Use Plan to address Squirrel River Special Recreation Management Area

    Fairbanks—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will amend its Kobuk-Seward
Peninsula Resource Management Plan (KSP/RMP) to address recreation
decisions and travel management decisions for the Squirrel River Special
Recreation Management Area (SRMA). The Squirrel River SRMA consists of
644,000 acres of public lands in northwest Alaska.

Key issues included in the plan are recreation, subsistence, commercial
guiding and travel management.

The BLM invites public participation during the development of the KSP/RMP
amendment and planning for the Squirrel River area. The public scoping
period began May 13, 2010, when the Notice of Intent was published in the
Federal Register, and will end December 3, 2010..

Public scoping meetings will be held in Kiana, Noorvik, Kotzebue, Fairbanks
and Anchorage. Meeting dates, times and locations are as follows:

November 8, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Kiana School cafeteria, Kiana, Alaska
November 9, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Noorvik Community Center, Noorvik, Alaska
November 10, 2010, 3:00 p.m., Northwest Arctic Borough meeting chambers,
Kotzebue,Alaska
November 15, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Campbell Creek Science Center, Anchorage,
Alaska
November 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m., BLM Fairbanks District Office, Fairbanks,
Alaska
An open house will be held 30 minutes prior to each scheduled meeting time.

Written comments may be submitted at the public scoping meetings or sent to
BLM Central Yukon Field Office, Attn: KSP/RMP Amendment, 1150 University
Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3844. Comments may also be submitted via
e-mail to AK_CYFO_GeneralDelivery@blm.gov or by fax at (907) 474-2282.
Comments must be received before the end of the scoping period to be fully
considered. For information about the amendment to the KSP/RMP for the
Squirrel River planning area, contact the BLM at (907) 271-3202, or visit
our web page http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/planning.html


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The BLM manages 245 million acres – more land than any other federal
agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is
primarily located in 12 Western states, including 75 million acres in
Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700
million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The
BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the
public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor
recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production,
and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on
BLM to Amend Kobuk Seward Peninsula Land Use Plan
to address Squirrel River Special Recreation Management Area

Fairbanks—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will amend its Kobuk-Seward
Peninsula Resource Management Plan (KSP/RMP) to address recreation
decisions and travel management decisions for the Squirrel River Special
Recreation Management Area (SRMA). The Squirrel River SRMA consists of
644,000 acres of public lands in northwest Alaska.

Key issues included in the plan are recreation, subsistence, commercial
guiding and travel management.

The BLM invites public participation during the development of the KSP/RMP
amendment and planning for the Squirrel River area. The public scoping
period began May 13, 2010, when the Notice of Intent was published in the
Federal Register, and will end December 3, 2010..

Public scoping meetings will be held in Kiana, Noorvik, Kotzebue, Fairbanks
and Anchorage. Meeting dates, times and locations are as follows:

November 8, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Kiana School cafeteria, Kiana, Alaska
November 9, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Noorvik Community Center, Noorvik, Alaska
November 10, 2010, 3:00 p.m., Northwest Arctic Borough meeting chambers,
Kotzebue,Alaska
November 15, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Campbell Creek Science Center, Anchorage,
Alaska
November 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m., BLM Fairbanks District Office, Fairbanks,
Alaska
An open house will be held 30 minutes prior to each scheduled meeting time.

Written comments may be submitted at the public scoping meetings or sent to
BLM Central Yukon Field Office, Attn: KSP/RMP Amendment, 1150 University
Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3844. Comments may also be submitted via
e-mail to AK_CYFO_GeneralDelivery@blm.gov or by fax at (907) 474-2282.
Comments must be received before the end of the scoping period to be fully
considered. For information about the amendment to the KSP/RMP for the
Squirrel River planning area, contact the BLM at (907) 271-3202, or visit
our web page http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/planning.html


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The BLM manages 245 million acres – more land than any other federal
agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is
primarily located in 12 Western states, including 75 million acres in
Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700
million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The
BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the
public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor
recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production,
and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on
public lands.public lands.

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