Foresters updating Chugach National Forest plan


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KENAI (AP) — The Forest Service is beginning the process of updating the management plan for the Chugach National Forest in southcentral Alaska.

The Forest Service has been holding community meetings this month about the 5.4-million-acre forest.

The Peninsula Clarion (http://is.gd/jrw5DT) reports that about 40 people gathered for a recent meeting in Soldotna. Several expressed concern about access to their mining claims as roads had recently been restricted. Others talked about improved snowmachines encroaching on areas previously used by skiers.

Kenai Borough officials say they will be working with the Forest Service throughout the three-year process of updating the forest management plan for the Chugach.

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