Alaska Statutes.
Title 41. Public Resources
Chapter 23. Multiple Use Management of Public Resources
Section 420. General Management of Recreation Rivers and Corridors.
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AS 41.23.420. General Management of Recreation Rivers and Corridors.

(a) The state-owned land and water within the area established as a recreation river under AS 41.23.500 , including the recreation river corridor, is assigned to the commissioner for management consistent with the purposes of AS 41.23.400 .

(b) The commissioner shall reserve to the state under AS 46.15.145 an instream flow or level for the water in the rivers described in AS 41.23.500 that is adequate to achieve the purposes of AS 41.23.400 .

(c) The commissioner may regulate boating, if necessary, under the management plan adopted under AS 41.23.440 .

(d) The provisions of AS 41.23.400 - 41.23.510 do not affect the authority of

(1) the Department of Fish and Game, the Board of Fisheries, the Board of Game, or the Big Game Commercial Services Board under AS 08.54, AS 16, or AS 41.99.010 ;

(2) the Department of Environmental Conservation under AS 46.03; or

(3) state agencies and municipalities under AS 46.39.010 and AS 46.40.100.

(e) The commissioner may not restrict the use of weapons, including firearms, within a recreation river and a recreation river corridor except in sites of high public use such as picnic areas, boat ramps, camping grounds, and parking areas when the commissioner determines that the use of weapons constitutes a threat to public safety. Except as provided in this subsection, the commissioner may not restrict fishing, hunting, or trapping within a recreation river and its recreation river corridor.

(f) The authority of the commissioner under AS 41.23.400 - 41.23.510 ceases where the land and water established as a recreation river under AS 41.23.400 - 41.23.510 meets land and water that is not established as a recreation river.

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