“We know this area, we live this area, we drink the water and use the animals.”
– Marilyn Savage, Gwich’in Elder about the Draanjik region
Don’t pass this opportunity by: find your community and see if there are traditional lands managed by BLM near you that are affected by a Regional Plan. The BLM needs to hear from us. Click on a map to learn more.
Native peoples have lived with the land for over 10,000 years, sustainably managing use of the fish, plants and animals as well as the land. Alaska Native people followed wild food resources over wide expanses of land through the cycle of the seasons. This is our traditional land. There have been many challenges to our communities and our unique way of life over that time, and yet, our relationship to the land endures.
Do you live in a community impacted by BLM Regional Management Plans?
Communities in the Central Yukon Planning Area:
Alatna, Allakaket, Anderson, Bettles/Evansville, Coldfoot, Galena, Hughes, Huslia, Kaltag, Koyukuk, Nenana, Nulato, North Pole, Salcha, Ruby, Rampart, Tanana, Ester, Fairbanks, Wiseman, Fox, Manley Hot Springs, and Minto. Close by communities include: Anaktuvuk Pass, Livengood, Stevens Village, Nuiqsut, and Lake Minchumina.
Communities in the Bering Sea-Western Interior planning area:
Akiachak, Akiak, Anvik, Chevak, Emmonak, Gambell, Holy Cross, Kasigluk, Knik, McGrath, Chuathbaluk, Eed, Georgetown, Hamilton, Hooper Bay, Kalskag, Kipnuk, Kongiganak, Kwinhagak, Marshall, Napakiak, Napaskiak, Nightmute, Nunapitchuk, Piamiut, Pitka’s Point, Saint Michael, Savoonga, Scammon Bay, Tuntutliak, Tununak, Unalakleet, Newtok, Nikolai, Grayling, Kwethluk, Bethel, Oscarville, Pilot Station, Shageluk, Sleetmute, Stebbins, Takotna, Telida, Tuluksak, Alakanuk, Aniak, Atmautluak, Bill Moore’s Slough, Chefornak, Kaltag, Kotlik, Lower Kalskag, Red Devil, Stony River, Andreafski.
The public comment period for the Bering Sea-Western Interior draft RMP/EIS ends June 13, 2019. Take action now.
“Respect the resources. Don’t just take them for granted. This means being respectful of the source of the resources . . . it’s the land that produces the resources we depend on. We need to respect the land.”
– Raymond Collins, McGrath