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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 16. Fish and Game
- Chapter 20. Conservation and Protection of Alaska Fish and Game
- Section 615. Tugidak Island Critical Habitat Area.
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AS 16.20.615. Tugidak Island Critical Habitat Area.
- (a) The state land above the mean high tide line within the following described area is established as the Tugidak Island
Critical Habitat Area:
- (1) Township 41 South, Ranges 33 - 34 West, Seward Meridian;
- (2) Township 42 South, Range 33 West, Seward Meridian
Sections 1 - 11
Sections 14 - 23
Sections 25 - 36;
- (3) Township 42 South, Ranges 34 - 35 West, Seward Meridian;
- (4) Township 43 South, Ranges 34 - 35 West, Seward Meridian.
- (b) In addition to the area described in (a) of this section, the water and the land below the mean high tide line in the
lagoon at the northeast end of Tugidak Island are included within the Tugidak Island Critical Habitat Area.
- (c) The Tugidak Island Critical Habitat Area described in (a) and (b) of this section shall be managed under a management
plan prepared by the department.
- (d) The department shall permit existing cabins to remain, subsistence and recreational uses to continue, and commercial
uses such as seal hunting and placer mining to continue, if appropriate under the management plan adopted under (c) of
this section to the extent that the activities are compatible with the establishment of the Tugidak Island Critical
- (e) The department shall permit entry within the Tugidak Island Critical Habitat Area for the exploration and development
of oil and gas resources when compatible with the purposes for which the critical habitat area was established. An oil
and gas lease of state land within the Tugidak Island Critical Habitat Area is valid and continues in full force
according to its terms.
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