From the online public notice:
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has initiated the development of the Eastern Tanana Area Plan (ETAP). The existing area plan within the ETAP boundary, the Tanana Basin Area Plan (TBAP), is dated and needs revising to account for changes in land ownership; to reflect the current and anticipated economic, social and environmental conditions in the area; and to provide a sufficient land-base for the development and conservation of the state’s natural resources.
Event tonight: Tok – Tues: April 21st 6:30 – 8:30pm Tok School
The ETAP boundary contains approximately 6.5 million acres of general state owned and selected lands located within the eastern portion of the existing TBAP boundary with the exception of Tangle Lakes Special Use Area. The remaining portion of the TBAP will now be addressed in the new Yukon-Tanana Area Plan (YTAP). Together, the ETAP and the YTAP will constitute the revision of the existing TBAP and will provide up-to-date management direction for the state owned and selected lands in the area. Both planning efforts are expected to take between 2 -3 years to complete and will be conducted concurrently in order to ensure consistency in approach and management policy. These plans will not affect federal, borough, Mental Health Trust, University, Native, or other private lands, and will not affect oil and gas lease sales or gas only lease sales.
Tok – Tues: April 21st 6:30 – 8:30pm Tok School
CTC: Ray Keough (ETAP, Project Manager)
Department of Natural Resources
550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 1050
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3579
Phone: (907) 269-6290 or Fax: (907) 269-8915
Note: Comments should be received by June 5, 2009 and can be submitted by mail, fax or email to the contact listed above.
FYI: Tanacross -To Be Determined (Spring-Summer 2009)