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Itís Time to Better Assess the Guided Hunting of Katmaiís Bears

 WHAT YOU CAN DO: 

In support of a more transparent review under NEPA, you can write the Park Service and express your thoughts about this proposed activity.  In your letter please request a moratorium on the release of the prospectus for guided hunting concessions in Katmai until this requested environmental analysis is completed.

Katmai Hunt Prospectus

May 2011 * PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE:  August 15, 2011

UPDATE:  On August 15, 2011, Jim Stratton, Alaska and Pacific Northwest Senior Regional Director of National Parks Conservation Association responds to Lisa Fox/National Park Service regarding Katmai Hunt Prospectus:  CLICK HERE

 

With all due respect and appreciation to the National Park Service, and Lisa Fox: NPS Chief of Communications, for publishing the Katmai Hunt Perspective - and in light of Mr. Stratton's indepth letter to Lisa Fox/NPS, we would repectfully request that the NPS, in an effort to provide more transparency furnish the public with the following: 

 

• Reports from National Park Service showing the brown bear numbers and location on which they are basing their Hunt Prospectus.

• Disclosure of past and current hunt concession businesses and the harvest numbers and location.

• Provide for a new (more concise - more current) formula to be developed to ascertain bear numbers and migration factors for Katmai/McNeil bears.

• Disclosure of any and all environmental reports: compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including publication of an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

• The National Park Service should abide by their mandate from Congress regarding the brown bear/grizzly habitat.

 

Because Katmai is a National Park and Preserve everyone in the USA has a say in what occurs there.  People from around the world who have visited Katmai National Park (bringing tourism dollars to the state of Alaska) - your voice should be heard, too.  Just because the August 15th deadline for public comment has passed, your voice can still be heard!

 

Below is actual Katmai Hunt Prospectus.

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Please send comments to:

Lisa M. Fox
Chief of Commercial Services
Katmai National Park & Preserve
240 West 5th Ave.

Suite 236
Anchorage, AK 99501

email:  Lisa_Fox@nps.gov

 

Sue Masica

NPS Alaska Regional Director

(same address as above)

email:  Sue_Masica@nps.gov

 

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