- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 41. Public Resources
- Chapter 23. Multiple Use Management of Public Resources
- Section 250. Management.
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AS 41.23.250. Management.
- (a) The commissioner is responsible for the management of the surface and subsurface estate of the Kodiak Narrow
Cape Public Use Area. After adequate public hearings, the commissioner may adopt and may revise a management plan for the Kodiak Narrow
Cape Public Use Area. The commissioner shall provide a copy of the management plan and each revision to the chairs of the resource
committees of the legislature within 30 days after its adoption or revision. The commissioner shall consult with the Department of Fish
and Game in the adoption and revision of the management plan.
- (b) Subject to valid existing rights, including existing rights for grazing leases and operations and the
interagency land management agreement between the department and the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation for the Kodiak Launch
Complex, the commissioner may not dispose of the surface estate in state land within the Kodiak Narrow Cape Public Use Area.
- (c) Grazing and missile launch activity are allowable uses within the Kodiak Narrow Cape Public Use Area.
Consistent with the purposes of AS Section 240 (1) and (2), the commissioner shall allow additional uses
within the Kodiak Narrow Cape Public Use Area, including horseback riding, hiking, picnicking, berry picking, fossil collecting, tide
pooling, all terrain and road vehicle driving, bicycling, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, skijoring, snow machining, camping,
surfing, beachcombing, and other traditional public uses of fish and wildlife populations such as fishing, hunting, viewing, and
photographing of gray whales and waterfowl.
- (d) The state may not acquire by eminent domain privately owned land within the boundaries described in AS Section 270 but may acquire privately owned land located within the
boundaries described in AS Section 270 by purchase, exchange, or otherwise for inclusion in the
Kodiak Narrow Cape Public Use Area.
- (e) The commissioner may not manage the Kodiak Narrow Cape Public Use Area as a unit of the state park system.
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