January 2016 Project Update

The final Cultural Resources Technical Report has been uploaded to the Angoon Airport EIS project website. If you are interested, you can download a copy of the report at the following link:

Preferred Alternative Cultural Resources Report

Killisnoo ca. 1908

When you look at the report, you will notice that many of the maps have been removed and some of the text has been blacked out. This is because the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (ARPA) requires that information on the nature and location of cultural resources on public lands remain confidential. The maps and text are required information when the FAA submits a report to cooperating agencies and to the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology (OHA) and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). But the information cannot be shared with the general public to ensure cultural resource locations are protected.

As a general project update, we continue to work with the Alaska DOT&PF, the Forest Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, and other agencies to finish up the final EIS. Due to the complexities of the project, the FAA filed a notice in the federal register requesting an extension to the ANILCA timelines. You can find that notice here: https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-92

I will provide a more detailed update soon. I hope you are all having a wonderful new year!

Best regards,

Leslie Grey
(907) 271-5453

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