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The National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) is a network of 545 protected areas designated to manage and protect wildlife in the U.S. The 1997 NWRS Improvement Act requires the NWRS to be managed in a manner consistent with the preservation of its biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health. I used the principles of representation, redundancy, and resilience as indicators of biological integrity and diversity of 43 waterfowl species on NWRS lands. Waterfowl plays an extremely important role in the life of the American public and has been a priority conservation target for the NWRS for over 70 years. I evaluated the representation and redundancy of waterfowl species on National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs)...
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This Comprehensive Conservation Plan is a revision of the 1988 plan currently used to manage Arctic Refuge. The revised plan describes six alternatives for Refuge management and assesses the effects of implementing each of the alternatives. The document, with links, is divided into four volumes: an introduction, appendices, comment analysis, and sample of public comments.
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PURPOSE: The exchange of lands between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Doyon, Limited is proposed to enhance the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska. Since the refuge was established in 1980, Doyon has been interested in acquiring federal oil and gas interests in the south-central portion of dedicated area. Under the terms of an agreement in principle between the FWS and Doyon, the U.S. government would receive fee title to at least 150,000 acres of Doyon lands, including both surface and subsurface rights, with priority fish and wildlife habitats that can be incorporated into the refuge. Doyon would receive fee title to approximately 110,000 acres of refuge lands, including both surface...
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If you are interested in applying for Kobuk Valley National Park SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at P.O. Box 1029, Kotzebue, AK 99752, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/kova/contacts.htm. If you are interested in applying for Denali National Park SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at P.O. Box 9, Denali Park, AK 99755, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/dena/contacts.htm.
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The boundary change that resulted from the "Addition of Kurupa Lake and Adjoining Lands to the Park" was not included in the legal description published in the Federal Register on September 30, 1992, because that legal description was required by Section 103(b) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act Pub.
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As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (92, 86 Stat. 770), , the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Lake Clark National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) will hold meetings to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. If you are interested in applying for Lake Clark National Park SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at 240 W. 5th Avenue, Suite 236, Anchorage, AK 99501 or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/lacl/contacts.htm.
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PURPOSE: The implementation of a revised comprehensive conservation plan for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska is proposed. The plan, which would perpetuate or replace the currently in force 1985 management plan, would guide management of the refuge for the next 15 years. The 1.32-mllion-acre refuge, which lies on the Kenai Peninsula along the Turnagain Arm and Cook Inlet, has been described as "Alaska in miniature" with reference to its cross-section of Alaskan habitats. Key issues identified during scoping include those related to large-scale habitat changes and the use of fire, management of existing facilities for public use while ensuring natural resource protection, enhancement of wildlife-dependent...
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PURPOSE: The implementation of a revised comprehensive conservation plan for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska is proposed. The plan, which would perpetuate or replace the currently in force 1985 management plan, would guide management of the refuge for the next 15 years. The 1.32-million-acre refuge, which lies on the Kenai Peninsula along the Turnagain Arm and Cook Inlet, has been described as "Alaska in miniature" with reference to its cross-section of Alaskan habitats. Key issues identified during scoping include those related to large-scale habitat changes and the use of fire, management of existing facilities for public use while ensuring natural resource protection, enhancement of wildlife-dependent...
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Like many protected areas, Denali National Park and Preserve faces a variety of challenges in its management planning. As an Alaska conservation unit that has been significantly expanded by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA), Denali faces the additional responsibility of acknowledging that its management of controversial issues affects how other wilderness areas are managed throughout the state. In dealing with controversies such as the appropriate types and levels of snow mobile use and in amending its general management plan; the park has recognized the importance of non-material values to the overall significance of this sub-arctic ecosystem. Non-material values such as recreational...
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If you are interested in applying for Lake Clark National Park SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at 240 W. 5th Avenue, Suite 236, Anchorage, AK 9950, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/lacl/contacts.htm. If you are interested in applying for Aniakchak National Monument SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at P.O. Box 7, King Salmon, AK 99613, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/ania/contacts.htm.
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Pursuing a wilderness study in this plan did not emerge as an important issue, and the NPS has decided this plan should focus on providing for visitor use while protecting park resources and values. [...]the NPS is deferring the wilderness study and requisite environmental impact statement.
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The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Shadura Natural Gas Development Project is available for public review. The EIS was prepared pursuant to the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA); the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (Refuge Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (Refuge Improvement Act); and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). It describes five alternatives for accessing the subsurface natural gas estate owned by Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), and provides analysis of the effects of those alternatives. The Service does not have a preferred alternative. DATES: Following...
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The Resource Stewardship Strategy 2008 - 2027 (RSS) provides strategic guidance for the research, resource management, and resource education programs of the National Park Service at Denali National Park and Preserve. The RSS is a program planning document that serves as a bridge between the qualitative statements of desired conditions established in the park General Management Plan (GMP) and the measurable goals and implementation actions determined through park strategic planning. The RSS is not a decision-making document. It is an analytical document that focuses on identifying and tracking indicators of desired conditions, recommending comprehensive strategies to achieve and maintain desired conditions over...


map background search result map search result map The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: a special report Incorporating non-material values in wilderness planning for Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, draft revised comprehensive conservation plan, draft environmental impact statement, wilderness review, and wild and scenic river review YUKON FLATS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE LAND EXCHANGE, ALASKA. [Part 2 of 3] REVISED COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN, KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, ALASKA. [Part 3 of 5] REVISED COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN, KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, ALASKA. [Part 4 of 4] Revised comprehensive conservation plan and environmental impact statement: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Fire management Plan Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan (Plan, Revised Plan) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Arctic Refuge, Refuge) Notice To Terminate the Wilderness Study and Environmental Impact Statement on a Lake Clark National Park and Preserve General Management Plan Amendment Denali National Park and Preserve Final Backcountry Management Plan. General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement January 2006 Draft revised comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment: Selawik National Wildlife Refuge Denali National Park and Preserve Resource Stewardship Strategy 2008 - 2027 Bering Sea-Western Interior Reource Managment Plan Revised Descriptions of Park, Preserve and Wilderness Boundaries, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Kobuk Valley National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) and the Denali National Park SRC; Meetings Lake Clark National Park Subsistence Resource Commission; Meetings Cape Krusenstern National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), Lake Clark National Park SRC, Aniakchak National Monument SRC, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC, and Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC Meetings Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Soldotna, AK; Environmental Impact Statement for the Shadura Natural Gas Development Project Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Fire management Plan REVISED COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN, KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, ALASKA. [Part 3 of 5] REVISED COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN, KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, ALASKA. [Part 4 of 4] Revised comprehensive conservation plan and environmental impact statement: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Soldotna, AK; Environmental Impact Statement for the Shadura Natural Gas Development Project Notice To Terminate the Wilderness Study and Environmental Impact Statement on a Lake Clark National Park and Preserve General Management Plan Amendment Lake Clark National Park Subsistence Resource Commission; Meetings Draft revised comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment: Selawik National Wildlife Refuge Denali National Park and Preserve Final Backcountry Management Plan. General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement January 2006 Denali National Park and Preserve Resource Stewardship Strategy 2008 - 2027 Incorporating non-material values in wilderness planning for Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA Revised Descriptions of Park, Preserve and Wilderness Boundaries, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: a special report Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, draft revised comprehensive conservation plan, draft environmental impact statement, wilderness review, and wild and scenic river review Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan (Plan, Revised Plan) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Arctic Refuge, Refuge) Kobuk Valley National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) and the Denali National Park SRC; Meetings Bering Sea-Western Interior Reource Managment Plan Cape Krusenstern National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), Lake Clark National Park SRC, Aniakchak National Monument SRC, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC, and Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC Meetings YUKON FLATS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE LAND EXCHANGE, ALASKA. [Part 2 of 3]