- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 41. Public Resources
- Chapter 17. Forest Resources and Practices
- Section 115. Management of Riparian Areas; Regulations.
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AS 41.17.115. Management of Riparian Areas; Regulations.
- (a) The state forester shall protect riparian areas from the significant adverse effects of timber harvest activities on
fish habitat and water quality. The management intent for riparian areas is the adequate preservation of fish habitat
by maintaining a short- and long-term source of large woody debris, stream bank stability, channel morphology, water
temperatures, stream flows, water quality, adequate nutrient cycling, food sources, clean spawning gravels, and
- (b) The state forester shall adopt regulations for the protection of riparian areas; the regulations may include higher
standards of protection for fish and other public resources on land managed by the department than on other public land
or private land. The regulations may vary by region of the state and must take into consideration reasonable
classification of water bodies and the economic feasibility of timber operations.
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