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Special Denali Subsistence Meeting on February 23

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Date: February 7, 2012

 

Release Date:February 7, 2012

Contact:Kris Fister, kris_fister@nps.gov, 907- 683-9583

 

Special Denali Subsistence Meeting on February 23

DENALI PARK, Alaska: The Denali National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) will hold a special meeting via teleconference on Thursday, February 23, beginning at 1:00 pm.The purpose of the meeting is to develop SRC comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) on "Subsistence Collections and Uses of Shed or Discarded Animal Parts and Plants from NPS Areas in Alaska." This document evaluates alternatives for managing subsistence collecting of shed or discarded animal parts and plants to make handicrafts for personal or family uses, for barter, or to sell.

The meeting is open to the public and opportunities for public testimony will be provided. Teleconferencing into the meeting can be arranged by calling the National Park Service (NPS) at 907-683-9544 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Written comments may also be submitted to Amy Craver by Wednesday, February 22 for presentation at the meeting.

The EA is out for public review through April 7, 2012. The EA is posted on the NPS Planning site at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=1&projectID=35955&documentID=45478.

For additional information or a hard copy of the 20-page EA summary please contact Amy Craver, Cultural Resources and Subsistence Manager, at 907-683-9544 or amy_craver@nps.gov.

 

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Did You Know?

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Denali is home to both black bears and grizzly (brown) bears. Black bears inhabit the forested areas of the park, while grizzly bears mainly live on the open tundra. Almost all bears seen by visitors along the Park Road are grizzlies.