Thursday, May 24, 2012

PUBLIC COMMENT - Wood-Tikchik State Park

Dear Alaskan,

The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, has received an application from Nuvista Light & Electric Cooperative, Inc. to perform a variety of scientific field studies for Summer/Fall of 2012, at locations in and around Chikuminuk Lake and Allen River, located in the northern area of Wood-Tikchik State Park. The field studies are related to the proposed Chikuminuk Lake Hydroelectric Project. You are invited to review the attached application materials and provide comment. If authorized, the term of the Special Park Use Permit would begin June 1, 2012 and expire December 31, 2012; and would authorize a variety of field studies to include: geophysical, geotechnical, survey and mapping, hydrology and water quality, terrestrial and aquatic biology, and recreation.

To submit comments, please write to the Director’s Office of the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation within 30-days of this notice. Please direct written comments to David Griffin, or send an email to david.griffin@alaska.gov, before close of business 5pm, Monday, May 14, 2012. You need not respond if you do not have any recommendations. The purpose of this notice is to gather input before a final determination is made to ensure that issuance of the proposed permit will be in the best interest of the State of Alaska.

If you have any questions please call Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM at (907) 269-8696.