- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 41. Public Resources
- Chapter 17. Forest Resources and Practices
- Section 230. Management Plans.
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AS 41.17.230. Management Plans.
- (a) The commissioner shall prepare a forest management plan consistent with AS 38.04.005
and this chapter for each state forest and for each unit of a state forest to assist in meeting the requirements of
this chapter. An operational level forest inventory shall be completed before a forest management plan for the state
forest or the unit of a state forest is adopted. The forest management plan shall be adopted, implemented, and
maintained within three years of the establishment of a state forest by the legislature. To the extent they are found
to be compatible with the primary purpose of state forests under AS 41.17.200, the forest management plan must consider and
permit uses of forest land for nontimber purposes, including recreation, tourism, mining, mineral exploration, mineral
leasing, material extraction, consumptive and nonconsumptive uses of wildlife and fish, grazing and other agricultural
activities, and other traditional uses. If the commissioner finds that a permitted use is incompatible with one or more
other uses in a portion of a state forest, the commissioner shall affirmatively state in the management plan that
finding of incompatibility for the specific area where the incompatibility is anticipated to exist and the time period
when the incompatibility is anticipated to exist together with the reasons and benefits for each finding.
- (b) The commissioner shall review and revise a forest management plan when necessary.
- (c) A management plan may not be adopted or revised after the establishment of the state forest without prior review by
the Board of Forestry and by other appropriate state agencies or without prior public hearings held in a community
proximately located to the state forest or to a unit of a state forest.
- (d) [Repealed, Sec. 16 ch 153 SLA 2003].
- (e) [Repealed, Sec. 34 ch 34 SLA 1990].
- (f) [Repealed, Sec. 34 ch 34 SLA 1990].
Article 05. STATE LAND REFORESTATION
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