BLM Alaska seeks comment on Alphabet Hills prescribed burn analysis

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comments on the Environmental Analysis (EA) for an Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) proposal to burn about 53,000 acres of wildlands in the Alphabet Hills near the West Fork, Gulkana and Susitna Rivers to improve wildlife habitat. 

Photo of revegetation of Alphabet Hill prescribed burn area implemented in 2004.
Revegetation of Alphabet Hills prescribed burn area implemented in 2004. BLM Alaska file photo.

ADF&G has requested use of the BLM-administered Gulkana National Wild and Scenic River as a natural boundary for the prescribed fire planned to be burned in a mosaic pattern to improve wildlife habitat. 

Comments will be accepted through May 31 for the project, which is expected to begin this summer and may continue for several summers.  

The EA is available for public review with a link for submitting comments online at

Comments can also be emailed to Tim Skiba, Forester, or mailed to:  

Bureau of Land Management  

Glennallen Field Office  

Attn: Alphabet Hills Rx 

P.O. Box 147  

Glennallen, AK 99588

The BLM welcomes and values diverse views about the public lands it manages on behalf of the American people.  

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to.


Graphic for BLM 75th anniversary

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

Categories: AK Fire Info, BLM-Alaska, Prescribed Fire

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