Public workshops upcoming for the proposed Susitna Basin Plan overhaul


A potentially controversial overhaul of the 30-year-old Susitna Basin Recreation Rivers Management Plan continues by a panel of local officials, recreation users and stakeholders, local residents are invited to participate in the first in a set of public workshops and an online questionnaire on the subject.

The current plan, approved in 1991, is an almost 300-page document outlining use and management of six rivers in the Susitna Basin: Alexander Creek, Deshka River, Lake Creek, Little Susitna River, Talachulitna River and Talkeetna River. The plan impacts about 460 miles of waterway and about 260,000 acres. The vast majority of that land is state owned.

Officials with the state’s Department of Natural

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