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Proposed Kasilof River Special Use Area

In a committed effort and in direct response to overwhelming public and agency concerns regarding the impacts from the intense use patterns on state land during the personal use fisheries surrounding the mouth of the Kasilof River, the Department of Natural Resources, Southcentral Regional Land Office has initiated the process of designating the lower Kasilof River, and vicinity, a Special Use Area.  This proposed designation would directly affect approximately 2,665 acres of state owned and managed lands on the lower Kasilof River. The draft Kasilof River Special Use Area decision is now available for a 45 day comment period beginning October 1, 2010 and can be viewed at: http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/kasilof/.

The Department has scheduled two public informational meetings during the 45 day comment period. The first meeting will be Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 6:30-8:30PM at Central Middle School in Anchorage.  The second meeting will be Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 6:30-8:30PM at Tustumena Elementary School near Kasilof, Alaska.

Comments must be received in writing on or before 5:00 PM November 15, 2010.  Any questions about this project or how to submit comments should be directed to Adam Smith at (907) 269-8557 or Raymond Keough at (907) 269-8566.

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