thewhop asked me to post this for him; he sent me a pdf file, I extracted its textual (only) contents and I post it here for him. You'll have to imagine the fancy letterhead it was on, ok? The formatting is a little not-nice, but that's what happens when you extract text from a nice, pretty PDF file.__________________________________________________ ___________________
I have also attached to this post the actual PDF file if you want to see it in its original format/letterhead/etc.
SEAN PARNELL, GOVERNOR
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
550 WEST 7TH AVENUE, SUITE 900C
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA 99501-3577
DIVISION OF MINING, LAND & WATER
PHONE: (907) 269-8503
SOUTHCENTRAL REGION LAND OFFICE
FAX: (907) 269-8913
“Develop, Conserve, and Enhance Natural Resources for Present and Future Alaskans.”
October 1, 2010
RE: DRAFT KASILOF RIVER SPECIAL USE AREA - ADL 230992
Dear Fellow Alaskan:
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 (DNR), Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW) Southcentral Regional Land Office (SCRO) has initiated the process of designating the lower Kasilof River, and vicinity, a Special Use Area.
The newly established Kasilof River Special Use Area (KARSUA) boundary is located in the area of the lower Kasilof River system and will directly affect approximately 2,665 acres of state owned and managed lands (including both uplands and tidelands) within the KARSUA boundary. The draft Kasilof River Special Use Area decision is now available for a 45 day comment period beginning October 1st till November 15th and can be viewed at
our website at: http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/kasilof/ .
Please note all comments on the KARSUA must be submitted in writing and received no later than 5:00pm November 15, 2010.
The proposed Special Use Area would protect habitat important for a variety of wildlife including waterfowl, shore birds, fish, and various aquatic resources; it would integrate a system of management designed not to limit overall public use, but to manage it so as to provide for increased public enjoyment of the area’s resource values; and use the opportunity to manage and promote this area as one of the state’s most accessible and highly valuable attractions on the Kenai Peninsula. Specific regulations consistent with this KARSUA would be adopted per the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) after the establishment of this area.
The Department has scheduled two informational public meetings during the 45 day comment period with the locations, dates and times listed below. We encourage the public and other interested parties to attend one of the meetings to learn more about the draft KARSUA and provide your input.
ANCHORAGE: Central Middle School Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:30 - 8:30pm
KASILOF: Tustumena Elementary School Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:30 - 8:30pm
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HOW TO PROVIDE WRITTEN COMENTS:
All comments must be provided in writing and received by the comment deadline to be considered for the final Kasilof River Special Use Area decision.
All written comments on this proposal must be received no later than 5:00 PM on November 15, 2010 to be considered.
To submit comments, please choose one of the following methods:
Postal: Department of Natural Resources
Southcentral Region Land Office
ATTN: Adam Smith or Raymond Keough
550 West 7th Avenue Suite 900C
Anchorage, AK 99501-3577
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Hard copies of the KARSUA are also available on request by contacting the DNR Public Information Center at 907-269-8400. Please note if public comments result in significant changes to this Draft Decision, additional public notice may be given. Questions about this project or how to comment should be directed to either: Adam Smith at 907-269-8557 or Raymond Keough at 907-269-8566.
Natural Resource Manager
SCRO, DMLW, DNR