National Park Service Accepting Comments on Proposed Ambler Road Crossing Gates of the Arctic National Preserve Lands

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Date: November 14, 2017
Contact: Lois Dalle-Molle, (907) 455-0635

The National Park Service (NPS) is currently accepting public input for an Environmental and Economic Impact Analysis (EEA) in response to a right-of-way application submitted by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority as part of the proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project. Approximately 20 miles of the proposed road crosses NPS lands in the Kobuk River unit of Gates of the Arctic National Preserve. Two alternative routes across NPS lands were identified in the project application materials. The EEA will examine each of these routes.

The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) requires that right-of-way access be permitted across NPS lands for this project. In addition, ANILCA directs that an EEA be prepared to: 1) determine a pre­ferred route alignment across NPS lands, and 2) develop appropriate terms and conditions for the right-of-way permit. The NPS is seeking public comment on both of these elements.

Comments will be accepted through January 31, 2018 and may be submitted as follows: 

  • Online (preferred): https://parkplanning.nps.gov/Ambler
  • Email: yuga_ambler_road@nps.gov 
  • Mail: Greg Dudgeon, Superintendent, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, 4175 Geist Rd, Fairbanks AK 99709

Additional information is available on the park website: https://www.nps.gov/gaar/learn/management/ambler-row.htm



Last updated: November 14, 2017

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