Tag Archives: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

BLM to visit 17(b) Easements in Chiniak Tuesday in effort to solve conflicts over access to public land

  Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management are in Kodiak today learning more about the concerns of local residents who are frustrated with the closure of trails and access in Chiniak. KMXT’s Maggie Wall attended an information meeting on 17(b) Easements and has this report.  Click arrow to listen or continue below to read.   The BLM’s Tom Sparks …

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Leisnoi Wraps Up Logging in Chiniak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT After roughly six years of logging in Chiniak, Native Corporation Leisnoi wrapped up its tree harvest in July. The work, which Leisnoi contracted A-1 to carry out, has been controversial among Kodiak residents, with many lamenting the negative effect on the land’s beauty. Logging is evident driving out to the area, and there are patches along the road …

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