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Alaska Parks Seek Input on Wildlife Management

By January 21, 2013

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Several National Park Service areas in Alaska have proposed restrictions to hunting wildlife in national preserves and the state is seeking input for the 2013 compendium. The compendium is a tool that manages Alaska's national park areas for public use and enjoyment.

Proposed changes in State of Alaska regulations include the taking of wolves, coyotes, and bears in some game management units, including certain national preserves. Other proposed changes include the closure of an old trail in Wrangell-St. Elias where a newly constructed trail reaches the same destination, and human waste disposal practices in Glacier Bay.

Public involvement in the compendium process began in early December when the National Park Service held the first of seven public hearings to hear input as these restrictions were being drafted. After this round of public comment on the compendium provisions ends on February 15, the NPS will consider revisions and expects to publish the final compendiums in April 2013.

Each of the proposed 2013 compendiums are available online. Comments will be accepted by mail or e-mail between January 15 and February 15, 2013.

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