Alaska Region Launches Public Feedback Forum for Outdoor Projects

Contact(s): Erica Keene


JUNEAU, Oct. 22, 2020 - The USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, is launching an interactive web-based map on Oct. 22 to collect public input on proposed outdoor recreation and infrastructure projects for 2022, and ideas for 2023 through 2025. Projects may include work on cabins, campgrounds, trailheads, trails, roads, bridges, parking areas, visitor centers, day-use areas, boat ramps, marine facilities, and picnic areas.

 

A website with general information and a link to an interactive map is available for 13 days at https://arcg.is/0CnD4G. The online forum displays proposed projects for 2022. Each project has a comment section available for feedback.

 

To share an idea for a future project, public, partners, and others can click on the ranger district closest to their project idea and submit a comment detailing the idea for Forest Service staff to take into consideration.

 

"We look forward to hearing project feedback and ideas from the public and other stakeholders as we work together to improve our Alaska National Forests," said Regional Forester Dave Schmid. “We hope to build on work already being accomplished and find new, innovative ways to care for our land.”

The Forest Service hopes a variety of stakeholders, public, partners, tribes, Alaska Native corporations and local government, will help us identify needed work on outdoor projects. The comment period will conclude at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 3.

 

For information on Alaska Forests visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r10/home

 

 

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Key Contacts

Regional Public Affairs

Jackie Chandler
Director, Public Affairs
(907) 586-8803
jacqueline.chandler@usda.gov

Erica Keene
Media Relations Specialist
(907) 586-8892
erica.keene@usda.gov

Forest Public Affairs

Chugach National Forest

Mona Spargo
Public Affairs Specialist
(907) 743-9572
mona.spargo@usda.gov
Chugach National Forest webpage

Tongass National Forest

Paul Robbins
Public Affairs & Partnerships
(907) 228-6201
paul.robbins@usda.gov
Tongass National Forest webpage

 



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