Ambler Mining District Access Right-of-Way

Before the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) created Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (GAAR), the likelihood of rich mineral deposits in the Ambler Mining District, to the west of the park, had already been identified. Congress, in considering the establishment of GAAR, recognized that a transportation corridor to the Ambler Mining District might become desirable, and might connect with the Dalton Highway to the east of the Park. The upper Kobuk River area was included in Gates of the Arctic National Park as a Preserve. However, Congress made allowances for a transportation corridor across the new preserve in order to provide access for future development of mineral resources in the Ambler area.

 
A lake in the boreal forest & mountains

Project Background

A transportation right-of-way across the preserve in order to provide access for future development of mineral resources in the Ambler area.

A raft on the Kobuk River

Current Status

Current status of the right-of-way project

Map of Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve

Maps

Maps of the Ambler Mining District Access Right-of-Way

 

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 30
Bettles, AK 99726

Phone:

(907) 692-5494
This is a summer seasonal phone that will be answered from June 1 - September 30, seven days a week. From October 1 to May 31, please contact the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Fairbanks, Alaska at (907) 459-3730.

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