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Individual land buyers, lessees of state land, or permittees who are unable to make their payments should immediately contact the Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW) to discuss ways to address their financial hardship and payments due, consistent with the Governor's COVID-19 Disaster Order of Suspension No. 2 as amended, or the Director's Finding concerning extensions of certain land sale contract and lease payments. Contact the DMLW by email at or by phone at (907) 269-8594. Thank you.

Fish Creek Management Plan

The Fish Creek Management Plan was developed jointly by staff from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.  It is the product of almost three years of work by these and other agencies, local governments, interest groups, and the public.  It substantially revises a plan adopted jointly by the Borough and the State in 1984.  The plan directs actions of the DNR with respect to the management of state land, and actions of the Borough with respect to Borough-owned land.  The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly adopted the plan by ordinance on September 13, 2009.  The Commissioner adopted the same version of the plan that was adopted by the Borough Assembly on June 29, 2010.

The plan affects approximately 43,302 acres of which 14,859 acres are state-owned land managed by DNR.  The area is located approximately between the Susitna River and the Little Susitna River.  It is immediately south of the Nancy Lakes Recreation area and north of the Susitna Flats State Game Refuge.

All below files can be viewed in Acrobat Reader 7 and above.

Complete plan (PDF) (1.4 MB)

Plan Adoption Signature Page (PDF) (270 KB)

Land Classification Order No. SC-08-001A01 (PDF) (30 KB)

Preface (PDF) (55 KB)

Includes:  Cover / Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Introduction (PDF) (550 KB)

Includes:  Introduction / Project Area Features & Use

Chapter 2:  Area-wide Goals & Guidelines (PDF) (240 KB)

Includes:  Area-wide Goals & Guidelines / Area-wide Guidelines

Chapter 3:  Unit Designations & Guidelines (PDF) (720 KB)

Includes:  Introduction / Unit 1: Moraine Ridge / Unit 2: Lakes / Unit 3: Wetlands – East & West / Unit 4: Upper Fish Creek / Unit 5: Lower Fish Creek / Unit 6: Homestead Creek / Unit 7: Flathorn Lake

Chapter 4:  Implementation and Recommendations (PDF) (85 KB)

Includes:  Introduction / State and Borough Land Classification / Applicability of Plan Designations/Classifications to State or Borough Lands not Identified in the Plan Text or Plan Maps / Survivor Designations and Classifications / Coordination With Other State and Borough Plans And Procedures / Changes to the Plan / Implementation

Appendices (PDF) (110 KB)

Includes:  Glossary

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