Girdwood Alliance is opposed to the proposed changes in the DNR Permitting Process for the following primary reasons:
- The proposed regulations do not adhere to the Turnagain Arm Management Plan, a community led document that outlines the approved uses of the Turnagain Arm area.
- The 5 year duration of a permit is not long enough to encourage appropriate investment in the area and should be extended.
- Relying simply on a “high bidder” model for these permits ignores critical areas of importance for recreation and appropriate stewardship of the area, and is not in the state’s or our valley’s best interest.
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