NPS Announces the Availability of Applications to Offer Transporter Services
The National Park Service has announced the availability of applications to offer big game hunter transporter and incidental big game hunter transporter services in Noatak National Preserve. The application is available on the park website at: http://www.nps.gov/noat/index.htm Hardcopies are available upon request. Applications must be received by the National Park Service no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 11, 2010.
The National Park Service (NPS) will limit the number of companies authorized to provide commercial transportation services to big game hunters in Noatak National Preserve in 2010-2011. All companies transporting big game hunters in Noatak National Preserve will be required to have a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) specifically authorizing big game transporter services.
A maximum of eight (8) CUAs will be issued to provide these services. CUAs will be issued on a competitive basis. This is the only time the NPS currently plans to offer the opportunity to apply for CUAs for big game hunter transportation services for 2010-2011.
In addition, a maximum of 357 big game hunters per year will be authorized for all of the CUAs issued. Transporters licensed by the State of Alaska may apply for a maximum of 150 big game hunters per year. Incidental transporters may apply for a maximum of 20 big game hunters per year. The annual number of big game hunters each CUA will be authorized to transport has been capped in order to provide hunters a reasonable variety of transporter services.
For additional information, contact George Helfrich, Superintendent, Noatak National Preserve, P.O. Box 1029, Kotzebue, AK 99752. You may also phone 907 442-3890 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
Approximately 90% (5.8 million acres) of Noatak National Preserve is designated wilderness, making it the fourth largest wilderness in the United States. It is the largest area with an indigenous name.