Alaska Statutes.
Title 41. Public Resources
Chapter 23. Multiple Use Management of Public Resources
Section 150. Management.
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AS 41.23.150. Management.

(a) The commissioner is responsible for the management of the surface and subsurface estate of the Goldstream Public Use Area. After adequate public hearings, the commissioner shall adopt and may revise a management plan for the Goldstream Public Use Area. The commissioner shall provide a copy of the management plan and each revision to the chairs of the resource committees of the legislature within 30 days of its adoption or revision. The commissioner shall consult with the Department of Fish and Game in the adoption and revision of the management plan.

(b) Subject to valid existing rights, the commissioner may not dispose of the surface estate in state land within the Goldstream Public Use Area.

(c) Consistent with the purposes of AS 41.23.140 (1) - (3), the commissioner shall allow uses within the Goldstream Public Use Area, including but not limited to horseback riding, hiking, mining, all terrain vehicle driving, bicycling, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, skijoring, snowmachining, camping, and other traditional public uses of fish and wildlife populations such as fishing, hunting, trapping, viewing, and photographing of moose, trumpeter swan and other waterfowl, otter, beaver, mink, muskrat, and fox.

(d) The Goldstream Public Use Area is open to mineral entry under AS 38.05.185 - 38.05.275, and the commissioner may adopt regulations to achieve the purposes specified in AS 41.23.140 (1) - (2). Each valid existing right or permit remains valid and continues in full force and effect according to its terms. The commissioner shall permit the exploration, development, and extraction of subsurface resources in a manner that is compatible with the purposes specified in AS 41.23.140(1) - (2).

(e) The state may not acquire by eminent domain privately-owned land within the boundaries described in AS 41.23.170 but may acquire privately-owned land located within the boundaries described in AS 41.23.170 by purchase, exchange, or otherwise for inclusion in the Goldstream Public Use Area.

(f) The commissioner may not manage the Goldstream Public Use Area as a unit of the state park system.

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