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Contact: Megan Richotte, Acting Superintendent – 907-644-3639
Lake Clark National Preserve, Alaska – The National Park Service has completed the selection process for three concession contracts authorizing hunting guide services within Lake Clark National Preserve. Arno Krumm and Seth Kroenke have been selected to receive ten year contracts beginning on January 1, 2017. Mr. Krumm will operate in the Stony River Guide Area. Mr. Kroenke will operate in both the Mulchatna and Lake Clark Guide Areas.
The Stony River Guide Area includes that portion of GMU 19B within Lake Clark National Preserve. The guide area is within the Stony River drainage and its tributaries, including the Telaquana, Necons, and Merrill Rivers. Boundaries of the guide area are the exterior preserve boundaries on the north and west, the park/preserve boundary on the east and GMU 17B boundary within the preserve on the south. It includes all of Uniform Coding Units (UCUs) 1302, 1303 and portions of UCUs 1301, 1401, and 1402.
The Mulchatna Guide Area includes that portion of GMU 17B within Lake Clark National Preserve. The guide area is within the Mulchatna River drainage and its tributaries including the Chilikadrotna River. Boundaries of the guide area are the exterior preserve boundary on the west, GMU 19B boundary on the north, the park/preserve boundary on the east and GMU 9B boundary on the south. It includes portions of UCUs 0203 and 0204.
The Lake Clark Guide Area includes that portion of GMU 9B within Lake Clark National Preserve. The guide area encompasses portions of the Lake Clark and Tazimina lakes basins and includes portions of the Tazimina River and those parklands adjacent to the north bank of the Chulitna River. The guide area extends from the exterior preserve boundary on the south and west, to the GMU17B boundary on the north, and to the park/preserve boundary on the east. The area includes portions of UCUs 0501, 0602, 0701, and 0702.
PRIVATE (NON-NPS) LANDS EXIST WITHIN AND ARE EXCLUDED FROM THESE GUIDE AREAS.
The competitive process for awarding the concessions contracts was initiated on December 7, 2015 with the release of a prospectus. The deadline for submitting proposals to the agency was March 25, 2016. An evaluation panel of National Park Service employees outside Lake Clark National Park & Preserve performed a comprehensive analysis of the proposals and selected the best proposals based on factors identified in the prospectus. For more information about the prospectus and concessions contracts in the National Park Service visit: https://concessions.nps.gov/
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