Superintendent’s MessageDear Friends,
Welcome to the second installment in this newsletter series dedicated to keeping our tribal partners and members of the public informed about the EEA for the 20 mile stretch of the proposed Ambler Access Road that crosses NPS lands.
In recent weeks, NPS staff travelled to many neighboring towns and villages for BLM scoping meetings on the Ambler Road EIS. We’ve enjoyed meeting with residents in Alatna, Allakaket, Ambler, Anaktuvuk Pass, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kobuk, Kotzebue, Shungnak and Wiseman. The meetings were engaging and informative.
I want to personally thank each and every one of the villages and participating tribes and residents for their warm hospitality and for taking the time to provide input on this important issue.
Tribal consultation is an ongoing process that will continue as the EEA develops. In addition, the NPS public comment period remains open through January 31, 2018. Please see below for details. We are interested in hearing from you.
Greg Dudgeon, Superintendent
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve