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Join us at the 2016 Alaska Forum on the Environment. More information is available in the "How to get Involved" section of this website.

The Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) Evaluation Report is now available for viewing and download on the Documents & Reports page. This report provides an overview of all the nominated ACECs and explains which ones will be considered during alternatives development and why they were selected.

Also available for viewing and download is the Scoping Report for the Central Yukon Resource Management Plan. This report summarizes the comments received during the scoping period. A limited number of copies are available on DVD by request.

The March 2015 Central Yukon Newsletter is available on the News page.

Presentations and Notes from the March 31 Gravel Summit are available on the Documents & Reports page.


The formal scoping period for the Central Yukon Resource Management Plan (RMP) began with the Notice of Intent on June 14, 2013 and ended on January 17, 2014.

If you would like to be on the mailing list for the Central Yukon RMP, send your name and address to: CentralYukon@blm.gov or call the Fairbanks District Office (907)474-2200.


The Bureau of Land Management Central Yukon Field Office is developing a new resource management plan (RMP) for the Central Yukon Planning Area. The RMP will provide future management direction for approximately 16 million acres of BLM-managed public land including the Dalton Highway and Central Yukon areas (see Maps Page). The Bureau of Land Management published a Notice of Intent to develop the Central Yukon RMP in the Federal Register on June 14, 2013. This notice started the public scoping period, which extended until January 17, 2014.

When completed and approved, the RMP will replace two existing BLM land use plans: the Utility Corridor RMP (1991) and the Central Yukon RMP (1986). It will also provide a RMP for a portion of the lands currently covered by the Southwest Management Framework Plan (1986) and unplanned lands near Fairbanks.

The total acreage within the boundary of the Central Yukon Planning Area is approximately 59 million acres, of which approximately 16 million acres are BLM-managed public lands (See Maps Page). The decisions in the RMP will only apply to BLM-managed lands. Lands of note within the planning area include the Dalton Highway Utility Corridor, Central Arctic Management Area Wilderness Study Area, a segment of the Iditarod National Historic Trail, and numerous areas of critical environmental concern. 

Other federal lands in the planning area include portions of the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, the Koyukuk, Innoko Northern Unit, Nowitna, and Kanuti National Wildlife Refuges, and the U.S. Army Tanana Flats and Donnelly training areas.

The planning area overlaps portions of the Northwest Arctic Borough, the North Slope Borough, the Denali Borough, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough. However, the majority of the planning area does not fall within any borough boundary. The planning area boundary includes 24 remote villages, 15 of which have tribal entities, and three ANCSA Regional Corporation boundaries (Doyon Limited, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, and NANA, Inc.).