Dept. says more than 2 million acres of state managed lands in Bristol Bay will be reclassified as wildlife habitat, amongst other changes.
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that amendments to the 2005 Revised Bristol Bay Area Plan have been finalized. The determination was signed by Acting Commissioner Joe Balash. DNR says some changes made over the past few months include the reclassification of millions of acres of state lands in Bristol Bay as wildlife habitat, as well as a reduction in the number of acres managed for mineral development. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more: