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Petitioning Commissioner, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Cora Campbell and 9 others

The Governor of AK: Reconsider and reverse a decision to not reestablish the Denali Buffer


We are EAGER to support the Alaskan economy with our tourism dollars. However, the reputation of the State of Alaska in terms of its commitment to sustainable wildlife management and to its reputation as a wildlife tourism destination was damaged when the Alaska Board of Game rejected a petition from a coalition of wildlife organizations urging it to enact a wolf buffer (no-trapping) zone on a small parcel of land along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park. Significant economic advantages to Alaska’s tourism economy can be derived from the proposed buffer zone. We urge the State to reconsider and reverse this decision.

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Letter to
Commissioner, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Cora Campbell
state of alaska
Lt. Governor, State of Alaska Mead Treadwell
and 7 others
Executive Director, Alaska Board of Game Kristy Tibbles
Superintendent, Denali National Park and Preserve Paul R. Anderson
Director, Fish and Game Douglas Vincent-Lang
Interior Director of Alaska Affairs Kim Elton
Deputy Director, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce Andy Rodgers
President/CEO, Alaska Chamber of Commerce Rachel Petro
US Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
I just signed the following petition addressed to: State of Alaska, U.S. Dept. of Interior and others.

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Reconsider/ reverse a decision to not reestablish the Denali Buffer

We are EAGER to support the Alaskan economy with our tourism dollars. However, at this time significant damage has been done to the reputation of the State of Alaska in terms of its commitment to sustainable wildlife management and to its reputation as a wildlife tourism destination. Recently the Alaska Board of Game rejected a petition from a coalition of wildlife organizations urging it to enact a wolf buffer (no-trapping) zone on a small parcel of land along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park. A journey to Alaska to enjoy and learn about Denali National Park's wolves requires a substantial financial investment on the part of visitors. At this time, we do not perceive that our interests are sufficiently respected to commit to such an investment. We ask that Governor Parnell, Lt. Gov. Treadwell, and Commissioner Campbell overturn the decision by the Board of Game, and issue an Emergency Order to establish the Denali wolf buffer zone. The significant economic advantages derived from the proposed buffer zone to Alaska’s tourism economy, and the state in general, greatly outweigh the inconvenience of two trappers having to relocate their trap lines.
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Sincerely,