Chugach State Park Management Plan

The Draft Chugach State Park Management Plan was issued for public review in May of 2011. During the comment period, a series of public meetings were held in Eagle River, Anchorage and Indian to present the plan and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and get more information. Over 400 comments were received during the comment period that ended on October 31, 2011. The planning team is in the process of reviewing the comments and drafting an issue response summary. Below you will find links to the draft plan.

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Draft Management Plan

Complete Plan (24 MB)

NOTE:  To save on file size, all figures and maps in the complete document are low resolution.  Also, links to figures and maps within chapter documents go to low resolution files.

Preface (880 KB)
Includes:  Cover / Title Page / Photo Credits / Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Introduction (90 KB)
Includes:  Park Overview and Regional Characteristics / Chugach State Park Management Plan Scope and Purpose / Park’s Enabling Legislation / Plan Study Area and Park Boundary / Reason for Plan Revision / Planning Process / Plan Organization

Chapter 2:  Park Goals and Objectives (70 KB)

Chapter 3:  Natural and Cultural Resources (175 KB)
Includes:  Natural History / Geographic Location and Physiographic Features / Hydrology / Geology / Mineralization / Soils / Bore Tide / Climate / Vegetation / Fish and Wildlife / Sport Fishery Enhancement / Cultural / The First Alaskans / European Exploration / The Gold Rush / Iditarod Trail / Alaska Railroad / The Eklutna Dam / Commercial Logging / Establishment of the Park

Chapter 4:  Park Use and Issues (160 KB)
Includes:  Recreational Use and Trends / Activities and Trends / Recreation User Conflicts / Nonrecreational Uses / Development Pressure / Land Management / Park Access / Land Status / Land and Water Conservation Fund / North Anchorage Land Agreement (NALA) / Military / Resource Management / Fish & Wildlife Management / Watershed Protection / Vegetation Management / Funding / Fees / Funding Shortfalls / Deferred Maintenance / General / Park Hazards

Chapter 5:  Area wide Management Direction and Guidelines (825 KB)
Includes:  Land Use Designations / Recreation Development / Natural / Wilderness / Guidelines for Activities & Facilities Within Land-Use Designations in Chugach State Park / Resource Management / Public Uses / Other Uses / Facilities / Commercial Uses / Watershed Management / Vegetation Management / Clearing and Thinning / Re-Vegetation / Invasive & Noxious Plants / Fish and Wildlife Management / Coordination with the Department of Fish & Game / Wildlife Viewing Areas / Wildlife-Human Conflicts / Trail Management / Infrastructure Development and Management / Coordination with Department of Transportation and Public Facilities / Park Facility Development / Private Development Proposals / Utilities / Proposed Park Additions, Acquisitions, and Boundary Adjustments / Management Agreements / Management and Staffing Efficiencies

Chapter 6:  Management for Each Unit (1.5 MB)
Planning Units / Eklutna – Peters Creek Planning Unit / Eagle River Planning Unit / Ship Creek Planning Unit / Hillside Planning Unit / Turnagain Arm Planning Unit

Chapter 7:  Implementation (175 KB)
Includes:  Phasing / Site Planning / Plan Review, Modifications

Appendices (670 KB)
Includes:  Glossary / Statutes & Regulations for Chugach State Park / Boundary Adjustment Package for Chugach State Park / Plants, Mammals, Fish and Birds of Chugach State Park / Planning Units & ADF&G Special Management Areas / Bibliography<

Figures and Maps

High Resolution
Figure 1: Generalized Land Ownership (11 x 17)(5 MB)
Figure 2: Planning Units (2 MB)
Figure 3: Geology (3.3 MB)
Figure 4: Vegetation (4.8 MB)
Figure 5: Anadromous Fish & Large Game Distribution (3.5 MB)
Figure 6: Land Use Designations (1.9 MB)
Map 6.1: Eklutna-Peters Creek Unit (5.5 MB)
Map 6.2: Eklutna-Peters Creek Unit (3 MB)
Map 6.3: Eagle River & Ship Creek Units (3.8 MB)
Map 6.4: Hillside Unit (3.3 MB)
Map 6.5: Turnagain Arm Unit (3.8 MB)
Map 6.6: Turnagain Arm Unit (3.6 MB)
Appendix E: Planning Units & ADF&G Special Management Areas (3.7 MB)

Low Resolution
Figure 1 (2.5 MB)
Figure 2 (1 MB)
Figure 3 (1.8 MB)
Figure 4 (2.5 MB)
Figure 5 (1.6 MB)
Figure 6 (1.1 MB)
Map 6.1 (2.1 MB)
Map 6.2 (1.7 MB)
Map 6.3 (1.7 MB)
Map 6.4 (1.6 MB)
Map 6.5 (1.6 MB)
Map 6.6 (1.5 MB)
Appendix E (1.9 MB)