Superintendent’s MessageDear Friends,
Since spring of this year, the NPS has been conducting Alaska Native consultation for the upcoming EEA for the 20 mile stretch of the proposed Ambler Access Road that crosses NPS lands. As of this writing, we've invited 52 Alaska Native organizations to consult on this issue and have received an affirmative response from 29. Some organiza-tions have requested face-to-face meetings, others have joined tele-conferences, and still others have asked for periodic project updates. We view consultation as an ongoing process that will be integrated throughout the project.
In response to your requests, we are initiating a series of periodic newsletters to share project developments and opportunities for you to provide input. Thanks to all those who have taken the time to participate in this process to date. Your input is very valuable and much appreciated.
I look forward to continued dialog with you as the EEA progresses.
Greg Dudgeon, Superintendent
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve