Other divisions of interest in the Department of Natural Resources:
Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys
Division of Mining, Land and Water
Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development
University of Alaska
The University of Alaska Land Management office
USDA Forest Service
USDA Forest Service-Alaska Region
Chugach National Forest
Cordova Ranger District
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Land Management-Alaska Chapter
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
The National Environmental Policy Act is the basic national charter that protects the environment.
National Wilderness Preservation System
This is a good web site for information concerning wilderness areas in the United States and past and current legislation for wilderness areas.
The Wilderness Act of 1964
The purpose of this act was to establish a National
Wilderness Preservation System in order to assure that an increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization, would not occupy and modify all areas within the United States and its possessions, leaving no lands designated for preservation and protection in their natural condition,
The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980:
This Act declared eight million seven hundred thousand acres of the Wrangell-St. Elias as wilderness within a national park.
Copper River Watershed Native Resources
ANCSA: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971
Resource Center: http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/npe/ancsa.html
Below is a list of books and articles that we recommend for anyone interested in learning more about sustainable development, the Copper River watershed, or the Copper River Watershed Project:
Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities, Howe, McMahon and Probst, Island Press, Washington, D.C. 1997.
Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies: The Search for a Value of Place, Thomas Michael Power, Island Press, Washington, D.C. 1996.
“Making the Most of Copper River Resources,” Copper River Watershed Project, 2000.
About the Copper River Watershed:
“Alaska’s Sky High Wilderness,” National Geographic, Vol. 185, No. 5, May 1994 (about Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve).
“Alaska’s Copper River Delta,” Riki Ott, University of Washington Press, 1998.
“The Headwaters People’s Country: Narratives of the Upper Ahtna Athabaskans,” Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska/Fairbanks, 1986.
“An Expedition to The Copper, Tanana and Koyukuk Rivers in 1885,” Lt. Henry T. Allen, Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, 1985.