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Denali Overflights Advisory Council Meeting Re-scheduled for May

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Date: February 18, 2010
Contact: Kris Fister, 907 683-9583

The seventh meeting of the Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council that was to take place on Thursday, February 25 in Wasilla, Alaska has been re-scheduled for Thursday, May 6. It will be held at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge in Talkeetna, Alaska.

The Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council advises the Superintendent, through the Secretary of the Interior, on mitigation efforts that should be made to reduce the impacts from aircraft overflights at Denali National Park and Preserve. The group is developing voluntary measures for assuring the safety of passengers, pilots, and mountaineers and for achieving desired future resource conditions at Denali that were outlined in the 2006 Backcountry Management Plan. Council membership contains broad representation of interested stakeholders and has a balance of local, state, and national interests.

Information on the Advisory Council can be found at http://www.nps.gov/dena/parkmgmt/currentprojects.htm.

Information on Denali's 2006 Backcountry Management Plan is located at http://www.nps.gov/dena/parkmgmt/gmp.htm.

For additional information on the meeting, please contact Miriam Valentine at (907) 733-9102 or via email at e-mail us.

Did You Know?

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Warmer average temperatures over several decades have resulted in expansion of woody vegetation. If this warming trend continues, it will change Alaska's ecosystems and drastically alter the physical appearance of Denali's landscape, as treeline marches higher up the mountains.