The Feds are looking for input on use for the Kenai Penninsula. Alaska Airmen's Assoiation has submitted requests in the past, but the Feds are looking for more input. I fly on wheels and would like to see the Chickaloon Flats opened to wheeled aircraft. This is one of the options, and also would like to see the Big Indian airstrip restored to service(currently overgrown and unusable for wheeled aircraft). The Big Indian airstrip also has a cabin but no one can get to it gracefully. And let the Feds maintain the airstrip, as the public has no way of doing it(also an option on the EIS).
In the past, citations have been given for landing on the mud flats below the high water mark. The new options give us much more latitude to land on open ground. Currently there are 3 areas open to the public. One is totally unusable and swampy, and marked by a nonexistent cabin. A second is very tidal and unusable most of the summer. The third is a good area for recreation and decent latter part of summer.
We need your help. Please contact the USFWS or email them and say you favor option "C" or option "D". Both of these favor opening up the mud flats and MAINTAINING the Big Indian airstrip. "D" opens an additional 6.8 sq. miles of area to duck hunters with all else the same as "B".
Comments have to be in by September 1, 2008. Thanks.
Contact info: Rob Campellone, Planning Team Leader
U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Ph 907 786 3982