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SB 195 Passes the Alaska State Legislature

The Alaska legislature has voted to make permanent a recreation designation for a swath of land in the Goldstream Valley.

The Alaska legislature has voted to make permanent a recreation designation for a swath of land in the Goldstream Valley. The Goldstream Public Use Area is a multi-use area utilized year round by a variety of user groups. The area is ideal for dog mushing, snowmachining, cross-country skiing, skijoring, fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and photography. There are no financial costs incurred, as the trails in the area are maintained by user groups and local volunteers. The bill strips a sunset date attached to the 20-year-old designation.

A slate of outdoor groups including the Northern Alaska Environmental Center, have asked for long-term protection of the 2,000-acre public use area. SB 195 was sponsored by Sen. Joe Thomas, D-Fairbanks.

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