Tag: Department of Natural Resources

National Historical Park to oversee Castle Hill

Superintendent Mary Miller announces that Sitka National Historical Park has entered into a cooperative management agreement with the state of Alaska to maintain a portion of Sitka's state parks. As of June 30th, the maintenance staff of Sitka NHP has been taking care of the grounds of Baranof Castle Hill and the historic portions of Old Sitka. The agreement will continue through Alaska Day of 2015. Downloadable audio. Read More

DNR proposes Nakwasina Sound land sale

The proposed sale is about eight miles north of downtown. It includes 485 acres of land on the west side of Lisianski Peninsula, near Dog Point. The land is off Sitka’s road system, about three miles north of the Starrigavan ferry terminal by water. Read More

Sitkans speak out against HB77

About 40 people turned out in Sitka last week to discuss House Bill 77. The bill is part of an effort by the Parnell Administration to streamline the process for permitting projects on state land. But some Sitkans are joining a chorus of critics who say the bill goes too far, and would curtail public participation in natural resource decisions. Read More
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