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Contact: Adrienne Lindholm, 907-644-3628
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and Alaska Regional Planner staff are beginning an amendment to the 1984 General Management Plan. The park’s new general management plan and its accompanying environmental impact statement will outline how the park’s resources and recreation opportunities will be managed for the next 15 to 20 years. The park and region will host the first set of open houses in Homer, Soldotna, and Anchorage, AK.
July 12; 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center
95 Sterling Hwy
Homer, AK 99603
July 13; 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Donald E Gilman River Center
514 Funny River Road
Soldotna, AK 99669
July 14; 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel
401 East 6th Avenue
Visits to other communities will occur during the last week of July. Meetings in Nondalton (July 26), Pedro Bay (July 27) and Iliamna (July 29) will be at the community building from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Lake Clark National Park & Preserve Visitor Center will host a community meeting for Port Alsworth on July 28 from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.
The open houses will be informal forums where the public can learn about the park and share their ideas on issues and concerns relating to the park. Park Service technical experts will be present to answer questions and record public comments. Attendees can offer comments through a variety of media ranging from comment cards, transcribed verbal comments to a “graffiti wall” where people can write their personal comments and read the views shared by others. This is an initial step in identifying the issues that the planning team will address in the general management plan amendment. We want to create a relaxed atmosphere where people feel open to share their views and experiences and locations in the park most important to them.
Additional open houses will be held at other milestones in the planning process. The park will also publish newsletters, make periodic presentations, and post updates on the Internet to keep the public informed about the planning process. We look forward to working with our friends, neighbors, and visitors to find ways we can preserve, protect, and enjoy these resources for future generations.
For further information contact Adrienne Lindholm, park planner: 907-644-3628