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Pogo Mine Project: An Introduction The Project: The proposed Pogo Gold Mine would be located about 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction, Alaska, near the Goodpaster River (see figure 1). Teck-Pogo, Inc., the "applicant," plans to develop the mine on state-owned land. It would be an underground mine with a surface mill producing up to 500,000 ounces of gold each year. The applicant hopes to begin construction in 2002, and proposes to operate the mine 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for about 12 years. This predicted mine-life is based on existing information; on-going exploration could increase the life of the mine. The project would employ up to 385 employees. Workers would be housed on site. An airstrip would...
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Several studies have documented the potential and existing environmental degradation due to all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use in sub-arctic terrain. Impacts include vegetation damage or destruction, changes in vegetation community composition and structure, substrate thermal change and permafrost thaw, and soil erosion and subsequent development of thermokarst features and terrain degradation. One of the most evident effects of prolonged ATV use in sub-arctic tundra is the development of extensive trail braiding. Trail braiding results from alternate trails that are created by users in order to avoid mud bogs and standing water (ponding) that develop on ATV trails which are underlain by ice ridge permafrost. One option...
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The Neversweat Prospect (MMK-092) is located on the right bank of Eldorado Creek, a tributary of Moose Creek. The site is a landscape of the Kantishna Historic Mining District (KHMD). The KHMD is within the boundaries of Denali National Park and Preserve, at the end of the 92 mile Park Road near Wonder Lake. The Neversweat Prospect is a 4.3 acre historic site and contains a small collection of historic buildings and structures, small scale features and landscape features associated with lode mining. The extant features consist of one building (cabin), and 15 structures (three collapsed adits, one partially collapsed adit, one partially collapsed outhouse, a historic road, a historic trail, six rock retaining walls)....
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Concerns related to the governance of water that have emerged at the global scale have created pressure for, and an increase in, water policy reform in many countries. Simultaneously, Indigenous governance movements related to self-determination are undergoing an immense period of growth and change worldwide; the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been a milestone of this growth. These movements are significant because of Indigenous peoples' asserted rights to lands, waters, and natural resources. In this paper, we explore the extent to which water policy reform efforts recognize concepts of Indigenous governance and self-determination. The extent to which these concepts are...
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The National Park Service (NPS) approved the use of Calcium Chloride as a dust suppressant on the Park road after four years of research. A formal monitoring program to track the spatial and temporal movement of CaCl2 concentrations along the Park road began in 2005. Fifteen terrestrial sites and fourteen water body locations were selected to monitor the movement of chloride from the roadbed into roadside soils and surface waters. Initial results showed wide variability in chloride concentrations in soil adjacent to the roadbed, while waterbodies generally had low concentrations (ABR 2006). This report presents 2007 results for the dust palliative chloride monitoring program.During the summer of 2007, 35 applications...
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Snowmachine use in Alaska has increased substantially during the previous decade. In addition, innovations in the design and performance of these vehicles has allowed riders to travel farther and faster per hour of riding time than was possible in the past. These design innovations have resulted in the elimination of de facto natural barriers (i.e. steep terrain) to snowmachine access. A potential consequence of this trend in use and these technological changes is increased impacts on the resources of Denali National Park and Preserve, including harm to the vegetation resources.
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PURPOSE: The deployment of a national missile defense (NMD) program in Alaska, California, Massachusetts, and North Dakota is considered. The NMD system would be a fixed, land-based, non-nuclear missile defense system with a land- and space-based detection system capable of responding to limited strategic ballistic missile threats to the United States. The proposed Alaskan sites include Clear Air Force Station (AFS) in Denali Borough, Eareckson Air Station (AS) on Shemya Island, Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Fort Greely, and Yukon Training Area in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The proposed California site is Beale AFB. The proposed Massachusetts site is Cape Cod AFS. The proposed...
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This article reviews social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in Australia, Canada and the United States after the year 2000 and explores future research needs in the field. In these three countries, social science research exploring contemporary Indigenous wildfire management has been limited although there have been interesting findings about how Indigenous culture and knowledge influences fire management. Research with Indigenous communities may be limited not because of a lack of interest by social scientists, but rather by obstacles to doing research with Indigenous communities, such as ethical and time concerns. Research needs on Indigenous wildfire management are presented, centred on the...


map background search result map search result map Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs Moose: Competing and Complementary Values Upper Cook Inlet 2011 ; Fishery Issues & Recommendations Methods and tools for addressing natural disturbance dynamics in conservation planning for wilderness areas Area management report for the recreational fisheries of the Upper Copper/Upper Susitna River Management Area, 1996-1997 Fishery Management Report for Sport Fisheries in the Lower Yukon-lower Kuskokwim Management Area for 1999 and 2000 Lake Trout Population Assessment: Ethel Lake 2011 Water policy reform and Indigenous governance Strategic Plan for Salmon Research in the Kuskokwim River Drainage ASSESSMENT REPORT for EXPLORATION on the ANNE 1 to 4 QUARTZ MINING CLAIMS, MARSH LAKE, YUKON TERRITORY between April, 2005 and April, 2006 All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Trail Mitigation Study: Comparison of Natural and Geosynthetic Materials for Surface Hardening within Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska Monitoring chloride migration from dust palliative applications on the Park road, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska: 2007 summary report Neversweat Prospect: Cultural Landscape Inventory, Denali National Park, National Park Service Brief Summary of Impacts of Snowmachine Traffic on Vegetation in Denali National Park NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE DEPLOYMENT; FORT GREELY, SHEMYA ISLAND, AND DENALI AND FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGHS, ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS, AND CAVALIER, GRAND FORKS, PEMBINA, RAMSEY, AND WALSH COUNTIES, NORTH DAKOTA POGO Gold Mine EIS/NEPA Project Wetland Reclamation for Placer Mining: Recommendations and Guidelines Background Document An assessment of mineral development adjacent to Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Lake Trout Population Assessment: Ethel Lake 2011 POGO Gold Mine EIS/NEPA Project ASSESSMENT REPORT for EXPLORATION on the ANNE 1 to 4 QUARTZ MINING CLAIMS, MARSH LAKE, YUKON TERRITORY between April, 2005 and April, 2006 An assessment of mineral development adjacent to Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Monitoring chloride migration from dust palliative applications on the Park road, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska: 2007 summary report Neversweat Prospect: Cultural Landscape Inventory, Denali National Park, National Park Service Brief Summary of Impacts of Snowmachine Traffic on Vegetation in Denali National Park Area management report for the recreational fisheries of the Upper Copper/Upper Susitna River Management Area, 1996-1997 All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Trail Mitigation Study: Comparison of Natural and Geosynthetic Materials for Surface Hardening within Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska Upper Cook Inlet 2011 ; Fishery Issues & Recommendations Strategic Plan for Salmon Research in the Kuskokwim River Drainage Wetland Reclamation for Placer Mining: Recommendations and Guidelines Background Document Fishery Management Report for Sport Fisheries in the Lower Yukon-lower Kuskokwim Management Area for 1999 and 2000 Water policy reform and Indigenous governance Moose: Competing and Complementary Values Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs Methods and tools for addressing natural disturbance dynamics in conservation planning for wilderness areas NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE DEPLOYMENT; FORT GREELY, SHEMYA ISLAND, AND DENALI AND FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGHS, ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS, AND CAVALIER, GRAND FORKS, PEMBINA, RAMSEY, AND WALSH COUNTIES, NORTH DAKOTA