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Alaska State Lands Advisory Group

On January 14, 2015, CACFA passed a resolution under its authority at Alaska Statute 41.37.230 establishing the Alaska State Lands Advisory Group (ASLAG). Among other things, ASLAG has been tasked with understanding, discussing and advising on the viability of and potential for transferring the ownership and/or management of federal public lands in Alaska to the State. Nominations and applications for appointment were invited via public notice, announcement at CACFAís January meeting in Juneau, web posting on the CACFA website and newspaper posting. Submissions were accepted from January 16 through February 14, 2015. From the 24 nominations and applications received, nine members and one alternate were selected and appointed. The groupís commission and mandate run through June 30, 2017.


Meeting Information


Anchorage & Fairbanks - Thursday, October 27, 2016

The advisory group will hold its next meeting in both the Anchorage and Fairbanks Legislative Information Offices. Public participation and meeting attendance will be available at either location. Fairbanks attendees will be able to watch a live-stream of the Anchorage location and participate via teleconference. The meeting will run from 9am to 4pm. The following locations and resources provide the details on attending in-person or remotely:

Anchorage: 1500 Benson Boulevard*
Fairbanks: 1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308
Teleconference: (844) 586-9085
Online Livestream: http://www.akl.tv*

* due to the relocation of the Anchorage Legislative Information Office, availability to watch the meeting online or to participate at this location is tentative and may change; in-person attendance at the Fairbanks Legislative Information Office and via teleconference will remain available.

The draft agenda is as follows:

0900-0930: Opening Comments/Introductions; Approve Agenda/Meeting Minutes
0930-1130: Discussion of Draft Report
1130-1200: Public Participation
1200-1330: Lunch
1330-1530: Discussion of Draft Report
1530-1600: Public Participation; Closing Comments

The Draft Report will be posted below (under Documents and Resources) in advance of the meeting. Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; and Display Advertising. Draft meeting minutes will be posted here following the meeting.



Teleconference - Monday, August 8, 2016

The advisory group met via teleconference on August 8 from 10am to 1pm; seven members were in attendance. One 30-minute opportunity for public participation was provided at 12:30pm.

Click on the following text to access meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; and, Meeting Minutes (to be approved).



Anchorage & Fairbanks - Thursday, May 5, 2016

The commission and the advisory group held a joint work session from 10am to 4pm to discuss the groupís progress and next steps, including the development of a report and recommendations. Eight advisory group members and seven commissioners were in attendance. One 30-minute opportunity for public comment was provided at 3:30pm. Public participation and attendance were available via teleconference and in both the Anchorage and Fairbanks Legislative Information Offices.

Click on the following text to access meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (to be approved).



Teleconference - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The advisory group met via teleconference on May 4 from 1pm to 5pm; eight members were in attendance. A pre-proposal conference was held from 1:30pm to 3pm to field questions from potential bidders on an Informal Request for Proposals to develop a draft report of the groupís efforts. One 30-minute opportunity for public participation was provided at 3:30pm.

Click on the following text to access meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (to be approved).



Teleconference - Friday, March 4, 2016

The advisory group met via teleconference on March 4 from 10am to 4pm; seven members were in attendance. One 30-minute opportunity for public participation was provided at 1:30pm.

Click on the following text to access meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Agenda; and Meeting Minutes (approved 5/4/16).



Juneau - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The advisory group met in Juneau on January 27 from 10:30am to 4pm in the State Capitol Building, Room 106. All members were in attendance when the meeting was convened, five in person and four telephonically. One 30-minute opportunity for public participation was provided at 1:30pm.

Click on the following text to access meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 5/4/16).



Teleconference - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The advisory group met via teleconference on January 19 from 10am to 12pm (noon); seven members were in attendance. One 30-minute opportunity for public participation was provided at 11:30am. The meeting was a continuation of the December 10 teleconference.

Click on the following text to access meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 1/27/16).



Teleconference - Thursday, December 10, 2015

The advisory group met via teleconference on December 10 from 2pm to 4pm; all members were in attendance. One 30-minute opportunity for public participation was provided at 3:30pm. The meeting recessed to the call of the Chair and the group reconvened via teleconference on January 19, 2016.

Click on the following text to access meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 1/19/16).



Teleconference - Friday, October 9, 2015

The advisory group met via teleconference on October 9 from 9am to 11am; all members and the alternate were in attendance. One 30-minute opportunity for public participation was provided at 10:30am.

Click on the following text to access meeting resources: Public Notice; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 12/10/15).



Anchorage - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The advisory group met in Anchorage on August 19 from 9am to Noon in Suite 106 of the Atwood Building, 550 West Seventh Avenue. Eight group members and the alternate were in attendance. One 30-minute opportunity for public participation was provided at 11:30am. DNR Deputy Commissioner Ed Fogels and Congressman Don Young presented and engaged in a dialogue with the membership.

Click on the following text to access meeting resources: Public Notice; Agenda; PowerPoint Presentation; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 10/9/15).



Fairbanks - Tuesday, June 9 & Thursday, June 11, 2015

MEETING
ASLAG held its first meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 9am to 5pm at the Fairbanks Legislative Information Office; eight group members and the alternate were in attendance. Two 30-minute opportunities were provided for public comment. The morning session included several very informative presentations on the history of land ownership and management in Alaska, as well as a brief history of subsistence and federal-state coordination. In the afternoon, the group unanimously elected Mead Treadwell as Chairman and Stan Leaphart as Vice-Chairman.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
ASLAG and CACFA hosted a special presentation on Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 3pm to 5pm, also at the Fairbanks Legislative Information Office. The presentation centered on the legal basis for the transfer of public lands and had an opportunity for Q&A and dialogue with the presenter, John Howard, an attorney specializing in these issues.

An audio archive of the meeting and the special presentation are available here. Click here to download a video of the special presentation (1 GB). Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 8/19/15).


Documents and Resources

Date
Title
pdf
01-14-15
Establishing Resolution 65KB
06-09-15
Draft Charter 199KB
08-13-15
Memorandum on Senate Bill 1230 60KB
09-10-15
Fact Sheet (with bios) 39KB
10-14-15
Report to CACFA 158KB
01-27-16
Recommended Resolution to CACFA 51KB
05-04-16
Draft Outline of Report to CACFA 130KB
10-20-16
Draft Report to CACFA 295KB