Eastern Tanana Area Plan
Plan Adopted on August 28, 2015
The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) adopted the Eastern Tanana Area Plan on August 28, 2015. The plan establishes land use designations, management intent and management guidelines for approximately 6.5 million acres of state land. This plan encompasses the Eastern drainage of the Tanana River basin from Fairbanks to the Canadian border. The plan includes the larger communities of Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta Junction and Tok; and, supersedes most of the eastern portion of the older Tanana Basin Area Plan.
In adopting the plan, the Commissioner also approved Land Classification Order NC-10-004 which classifies land according to the plan's land use designation. About 3 million acres were designated Habitat or Water Resources; 336,000 acres, Agriculture and Settlement; and 877,000 acres, Forestry. Additionally, 701,000 acres were co-designated Minerals and Habitat and another 1.3 million acres Resource Management. Also adopted were Leasehold Location Order 39, which affects the management units designated Settlement, and Settlement-Commercial; Leasehold Location Order 14A01 which affects lands encompassing 14 mineral licks which are heavily used by Dall sheep and other wildlife; and Mineral Order 1145 which affects lands designated Transportation Corridor.
Copies of the final plan will be available for reference at local libraries and, when available, printed copies of the final plan can be purchased from the DNR Public Information Center at 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1360, Anchorage, AK 99501. If you would like a USB drive containing the final plan to be mailed to you, or for questions, please email Ruth Booth.
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