Central / Southern Southeast Area Plan

Adopted November 2000

The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) adopted the Central/Southern Southeast Area Plan in November 2000. The adoption of this plan establishes management policies for approximately 3 million acres of state owned and state selected uplands, as well as tidelands, submerged and shorelands within the planning boundary as depicted on Map 1-1 (link to map). The area extends from the southern boundary of the City and Borough of Juneau at Tracy Arm in the north to Portland Inlet on the south, adjacent to Canada. The western boundary is formed by Clarence and Sumner Straits and includes Kuiu Island. The eastern extent of the planning area is delineated by the Canadian border.

This plan documents the manner in which the state intends to manage lands over the long term. The area is rich in natural resources and this plan will help ensure that state resource management takes into account the sustained yield of renewable resources and that there is a balance between development and environmental concerns. This plan also ensures and that public access to state lands is maintained.

The Central/Southern Southeast Area Plan is the product of over two years of work by State and Federal agencies, other land owners in the area, local governments, special interest groups as well as the public. Public input was solicited during two rounds of public meetings held in Ketchikan Petersburg and Wrangell. Information and comments gathered throughout the process were used to develop the final plan.

Below are the links to the different parts of the plan. Because of the size of the plan separate .pdfs were created for the various divisions of the text. Black and white subdivision maps and resource allocation tables are included within the text portion of the two regions.

Complete Plan

Note: Due to the size of color map files, and to allow for faster downloading, color maps have all been given separate links. The text files contain pages labeled with the map names in place of the color map. This was done to keep page numbering consistent and to indicate where the maps fit into the text.

Map of the Planning Area 1-1.

Cover, Adoption and Table of Contents (pdf)
Chapter 1: Introduction and Background (pdf)

Summary of Purpose of the Plan |Description of the Planning Area |Submerged Lands, Tidelands, Uplands and Shorelands as Described in This Plan |Planning area | How the Plan is Organized |Why this Plan Was Developed |The Mandate |What the Plan Will Do |How This Plan is Used |The Relationship Between the Central/Southern Southeast Area Plan and Other Plans |How the Plan Was Developed |Process of Plan Preparation |Who Developed the Plan? |Uses and Resources Within the Planning Area |What the Plan Won't Do |Planning Period |
Summary of Plan Actions – Management Intent |Land Use Designations |Management Guidelines |Classifications |Summary of Plan Implementation and Modifications |

Chapter 2: Areawide Land Management Policies (pdf)

Includes: – Introduction |Aquatic Farming |Coordination and Public Notice |Cultural Resources |Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Harvest Areas |Floating Facilities |Forestry |Instream Flow |Material Sites |Recreation, Tourism, and Scenic Resources |Settlement |Shorelines, Stream Corridors and Coastal Areas |Subsurface Resources |Trail and Public Access Management

Chapter 3: Complete Text (pdf)
                    Within Chapter 3 are the following divisions.

Management Policies for Each Management Unit
Includes: - Introduction |Regional Setting |Physical Characteristics |Plan Structure

REGION SUMMARIES
Region 1 – Sumdum-Stephens Passage
Includes: - Background |State Lands |Acreage |Physical Features |Access |Uses and Resources |Management Constraints and Considerations |Management of State Lands |Region Maps |Subdivision Maps |Use Designation Tables
Resource Allocation Tables – Upland Large Tracts |Tideland Large Tracts |Tideland Small Tracts |

Region 2 – Kuiu/West Kupreanof
Includes: - Background |State Lands |Acreage |Access |Physical Features |Uses and Resources |Tidelands |Management Constraints and Considerations |Management of State Lands |Region Maps |Subdivision Maps |Use Designation Tables
Resource Allocation Tables – Upland Large Tracts |Tideland Large Tracts |Tideland Small Tracts |

Region 3 – Petersburg
Includes: - Background |State Lands |Acreage |Physical Features |Access |Uses and Resources |Management Constraints and Considerations |Management of State Lands |Region Maps |Subdivision Maps |Use Designation Tables
Resource Allocation Tables – Upland Large Tracts |Tideland Large Tracts |Tideland Small Tracts |

Region 4 – Wrangell
Includes: - Background |State Lands |Acreage |Physical Features |Uses and Resources |Management Constraints and Considerations |Management of State Lands |Region Maps |Subdivision Maps |Use Designation Tables
Resource Allocation Tables – Upland Large Tracts |Tideland Large Tracts |Tideland Small Tracts |

Region 5 – Ketchikan
Includes: - Background |State Lands |Acreage |Physical Features |Access |Uses and Resources |Management Constraints and Considerations |Management of State Lands |Region Maps |Subdivision Maps |Use Designation Tables
Resource Allocation Tables – Upland Large Tracts |Tideland Large Tracts |Tideland Small Tracts |

Navigable Rivers and Lakes/Management Intent of Navigable Water Bodies
Includes: Background |Public Trust Doctrine |Management Intent: Specific Rivers and Lakes |Management Intent: Other Rivers and Lakes

Chapter 4: Implementation and Recommendations (pdf)

Includes: Introduction |State Land Classification |Relationship of Designations to Classifications and Conversion of Plan Designations into Classifications |Public Trust Doctrine |Surface Leasing |Classification Order |Alaska Coastal Management Program |Municipal Entitlement |Land Selections and Selection Priorities |Coordination with Federal Land Management |Mineral Order |Proposed Additions to the State Marine Park System |Procedures for Plan Changes

Appendices (pdf)

Includes: Appendix A: Glossary |Appendix B: Mineral Closing Order |Appendix C: ADF&G Wildlife Bibliography |Appendix D: Land Classification Order |Appendix E: Index |

List of Color Maps with individual links

Chapter 1
Map 1-1. – Central/Southern Southeast Planning Area & Planning Regions – pg. 1-3 |

Chapter 2
Map 2-1. Tideland Resource Management Zones – pg. 2-19 |

Chapter 3
Map 3-1. Central/Southern Southeast Area and Regions – pg. 3-9 |

Region 1: Sumdum-Stephens Passage
Map 3-2. Sumdum-Stephens Passage Planning Region – pg. 3-25 |
Map 3-3. Sumdum- Stephens Passage – North: pg. 3-27 |
Map 3-4. Sumdum-Stephens Passage – Central: pg. 3-29 |
Map 3-5. Sumdum-Stephens Passage – South: pg. 3-31 |

Region 2: Kuiu/West Kupreanof
Map 3-6. Kuiu/West Kupreanof Planning Region: pg. 3-59 |
Map 3-7. Kuiu/West Kupreanof – North: pg. 3-61 |
Map 3-8. Kuiu/West Kupreanof – Central: pg. 3-63 |
Map 3-9. Kuiu/West Kupreanof – South: pg. 3-65 |

Region 3: Petersburg
Map 3-10. Petersburg Planning Region: pg. 3-105 |
Map 3-11. Petersburg – North: pg. 3-107 |
Map 3-12. Petersburg – Central: pg. 3-109 |
Map 3-13. Petersburg Inset Map: pg. 3-111 |
Map 3-14. Petersburg – East: pg. 3-113 |

Region 4: Wrangell
Map 3-15. Wrangell Planning Region: pg. 3-175 |
Map 3-16. Wrangell – Central: pg. 3-177 |
Map 3-17. Wrangell – South: pg. 3-179 |
Map 3-18. Wrangell – Thoms Creek Inset Map: pg. 3-181 |
Map 3-19. Wrangell Inset Map: pg. 3-183 |
Map 3-20. Wrangell – East (Bradfield Canal): pg. 3-185 |

Region 5: Ketchikan
Map 3-21. Ketchikan Planning Region: pg. 3-241 |
Map 3-22. Ketchikan – Cleveland Peninsula Subregion: pg. 3-243 |
Map 3-23. Ketchikan – Central: pg. 3-245 |
Map 3-24. Ketchikan – North Inset Map: pg. 3-247 |
Map 3-25. Ketchikan – South Inset Map: pg. 3-249 |
Map 3-26. Ketchikan – South: pg. 3-251 |
Map 3-27. Ketchikan – Northeast: pg. 3-253 |
Map 3-28. Ketchikan – East: pg. 3-255 |
Map 3-29. Ketchikan – Southeast: pg. 3-257 |
Map 3-30. Ketchikan – Hyder Subunit: pg. 3-259 |

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