DNR Permitting Change – Last Day of Public Comment

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. 

Click here to read the full document regarding the permit change.

If you agree with one or more of the comments above, feel free to copy/paste them and email them to: dnr.permitting.regulation@alaska.gov