Copper River Basin Area Plan

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PDF File of Entire Plan (45 MB) Note: Once this PDF file is open, clicking on items in the Table of Contents will take you to corresponding sections.

Chapter 1. Introduction (pdf)

Includes: Summary of Purpose, How this Document is Organized, Description of Planning Area, Why Plan for Public Land, Planning Process and Management Structure, Summary of Plan Implementation, Summary of Process for Modifying the Plan

Chapter 2. Areawide Land Management Policies
Chapter 3. Land Management Policies for each Management Unit


Includes: Surface and Subsurface Land Use Designations, Resource Management Areas, Management Guidelines, Areas Proposed for Legislative Designations, Flexibility of the Plan

Map of Management Units

  1. Nelchina River/Tazlina River
  2. North of Nelchina River
  3. North of Tazlina River
  4. North of Glenn Hwy. Near Snowshoe Lake
  5. Lake Louise Road Area
  6. Crosswind Lake Area
  7. Crosswind Lake
  8. Tazlina, Kaina, & St. Anne Lakes Area
  9. Between Tazlina & Klutina Rivers
  10. West of Tazlina Lake
  11. Chugach Mountains
  12. Klutina Lake & River
  13. Chugach Glaciers
  14. Tonsina Lake
  15. Thompson Pass
  16. Tiekel/Richardson
  17. Tonsina Plateau
  18. Lower Tonsina/Edgerton Highway
  19. Squirrel Creek/Mount DuRelle
  20. Willow Creek
  21. Tazlina
  22. Mount Drum Bluffs
  23. Glennallen/Gulkana
  24. Long Lake/Fireweed Mt.
  25. McCarthy/Nizina River
  26. Lower Gakona River
  27. Gulkana River/Richardson Hwy.
  28. Summit Lake
  29. Upper Gakona, Chistochina, & Slana River Drainages
  30. Alaska Range
  31. Slate Creek/Chisna River
  32. Slana/Mentasta
  33. Copper & Chitina Rivers, Other Navigable Tributaries (Not Mapped)
Chapter 4. Implementation (pdf)

Includes: Introduction, Proposed Selections, Relinquishments and Exchanges, Land Use Classifications, Management Plan Priorities, Recommendations for Legislative Designations, Procedures for Plan Modification and Amendment

  1. Explanation of Resource Policies in the Plan
  2. Glossary
  3. Publications Related to the Area Plan (References)
  4. Trails
  5. Summary Brochure of the Plan


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