Date: January 15, 2020
Contact: Peter Christian
The National Park Service invites the public to comment on proposed changes for park compendiums in Alaska through February 15, 2020. A compendium – one for each NPS area in Alaska – is a compilation of designations, closures and restrictions adopted under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. This regulatory tool helps manage Alaska's national park areas for the public’s enjoyment, use and protection.
A handful of changes are proposed for this year. They include, but are not limited to:
All national park units in Alaska are proposing provisions governing the use of electronic bicycles (e-bikes)
Denali National Park proposes to change the hours generators may be operated in the Riley Creek, Savage River, and Teklanika River campgrounds.
Glacier Bay National Park proposes changes to the use of the Bartlett Cove dock.
Lake Clark National Park is proposing to require bear resistant electric fencing when camping on national park lands along the coast.
Katmai National Park proposes to relax parking restrictions at Lake Camp.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is proposing changes related to use of the Dyea Campground and also proposes mandatory registration for overnight use of the Chilkoot trail during the shoulder seasons.
Information on how to view all proposed changes and instructions on how to comment is available at https://www.nps.gov/locations/alaska/proposed-compendiums.htm. A written copy may be requested directly from a park or the National Park Service, 240 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501, Attn: Compendium.
Last updated: January 15, 2020