Fish & Game Wants To Burn Alphabet Hills So ATV Hunters From Eureka Have Something To Shoot At. You Can Comment Up To May 31st

53,000 Acre Burn Would Not Just Be This Summer – But Go On For Several Years  Almost two hundred vehicles typically converge at Eureka by op...

53,000 Acre Burn Would Not Just Be This Summer – But Go On For Several Years 

Almost two hundred vehicles typically converge at Eureka by opening day of hunting season. Each vehicle is towing a trailer with two to four ATVs. (Photo courtesy AITRC)

Fish & Game Plans Major 53,000 Acre Burn North Of Lake Louise This Summer. The Object? More Moose For Wasilla And Anchorage Hunters 


The Alaska Department Of Fish & Game is on a mission to make new moose forage in the Alphabet Hills. In a recent Zoom presentation to the Greater Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce, ADF&G representatives stated: "Our goal is to make more moose available for hunters." 

The "hunters" Fish & Game is talking about are the hundreds of Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks residents who come to Eureka every fall to take their ATVs into state lands looking for wildlife. 

During the presentation, Fish and Game showed the numbers of additional moose they thought they could bring into existence in Game Management Units 13A and 13B by burning the wildlands in the Alphabet Hills near the Gulkana National Wild and Scenic River.

BLM Is accepting comments through Monday, May 31st

Because the burn uses the Gulkana River as its "natural boundary" you can submit comments about what you think of the proposed burn to BLM.

Here is a link where you can make online comments:



You can email: Tim Skiba, Forester, tskiba@blm.gov 

Or Write A Letter To:
Bureau of Land Management  
Glennallen Field Office  
Attn: Alphabet Hill Rx  
P.O. Box 147  
Glennallen, AK 99588  

Photos The Country Journal Took Last Fall Of Hunting Rigs At Eureka Summit  







Press Release From BLM In Glennallen:

GLENNALLEN, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comments on the Environmental Analysis (EA) for an Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) proposal to burn about 53,000 acres of wildlands in the Alphabet Hills near the West Fork, Gulkana and Susitna Rivers to improve wildlife habitat. 

ADF&G has requested use of the BLM-administered Gulkana National Wild and Scenic River as a natural boundary for the prescribed fire planned to be burned in a mosaic pattern to improve wildlife habitat. 

Comments will be accepted through May 31 for the project, which is expected to begin this summer and may continue for several summers.  

The EA is available for public review with a link for submitting comments online at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2013379/510. 

Comments can also be emailed to Tim Skiba, Forester, tskiba@blm.gov or mailed to:  
  
Bureau of Land Management  
Glennallen Field Office  
Attn: Alphabet Hill Rx  
P.O. Box 147  
Glennallen, AK 99588  
  
The BLM welcomes and values diverse views about the public lands it manages on behalf of the American people.  
 
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to. 
 



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