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Attachment A – LAS 32622

Agency and Public Comments and Responses

Agency Comments
• DOT Comment: DOT does not maintain “this road” in the winter. DOT requests that
permit stipulates that permittee does not alter or damage the road or parking lot in any way
o Response: This information has been passed along to HPMG and has been added as an
advisory to the permit
• ADF&G Recommendation: Helicopters should maintain a 1500-meter distance from any
observed sheep and the operators should visually evaluate the slopes for signs of bear and
wolverine activity. Skiing and snowcat activities should also maintain a 400-meter distance
from observed bear or wolverine activity to minimize disturbances to the den.
o Response: Recommendations from ADF&G will be passed along to HPMG.
• DEC Comment: DEC has commented that this project is near an active registered Public
Water System Source, and requests that the applicant adheres to the Recommendations for
General Construction Projects where applicable.
o Response: The Recommendations for General Construction Projects have been passed
along to HPMG.
• DPOR Comments;
o Snowcat operations are restricted from non-motorized areas.
Response: HPMG will not be permitted to operate in areas which motorized
vehicle use has been restricted.
o Snowcat travel occurs along the existing snowmachine corridor.
Response: Per the stipulations of the permit, HPMG will be required to operate
within existing roads and trails whenever possible, which includes the existing
snowmachine corridor.
o Operations adhere to the openings and closings of the travel corridor for public use.
Response: The stipulations of the permit will require HPMG to adhere to the
openings and closings of the travel corridor, and this authorization will not grant
any special or preferential use.
o Snowcat operations for HPMG are to remain entirely separate from any grooming
contracts that could be awarded in the future.
Response: HPMG has been informed that their business operations will need to
remain separate from any grooming contracts that could be awarded in the future,
as to avoid any conflicts of interest.
o Further clarification of landowner permission for the storage of HPMG equipment
on private land.
Response: Landowner permission was granted to HPMG from DMLW for
storage of heavy equipment on state-owned lands.
o Request that operations not be staged out of the Independence Mine Bowl Parking
Lot.
Response: HPMG operations will not be authorized to be staged out of the
Independence Mine Bowl Parking Lot.
o Unless otherwise permitted by DPOR, applicant may not use the SLSRA.
Response: HPMG will not be permitted to operate within SLSRA, beyond
traversing the travel corridor.

HPMP Conflicts
• Issue: Incompatibility with HPMP, and Spirit of HPMP
o Response: The applied for activities by HPMG are consistent with the HPMP.

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Attachment A – LAS 32622
Agency and Public Comments and Responses
• Issue: Contradiction of Precedent in HPMA for Human Powered Skiing
o Response: HPMG is not the first business to propose and operate a non-human powered
ski operation in HPMA. Glacier Snowcat Skiing & Tours held permits to operate a
snowcat-powered skiing operation from 1995 through 2008 in HPMA. Additionally, per
Table 2-1: Listing of Uses on Areawide Basis, helicopter skiing, or commercial tours are
listed as a Potential Use under the section titled Commercial Recreation Facilities and
Activities, and is noted that this activity is “Allowed but registration is required under 11
AAC 96” (pg. 2-4 HPMP) which will be required of HPMG.
• Issue: Viewshed Disturbance
o Response: Per the HPMP, “The maintenance of the views of adjacent areas from the
Hatcher Pass Road is to be considered in an authorization issued by DNR. Structures or
activities that significantly degrade the viewshed visible from this road are considered
generally inappropriate” (pg. 2-37 HPMP). This activity will impact the viewshed
however the impact is considered minimal as there are no structures proposed and the
activity occurs seasonally.

Motorized and Non-Motorized Areas


• Issue: Motorized Operations in Non-Motorized Zones
o Response: Consistent with the HPMP, Map 1-5 of HPMP and 11 AAC 96.014(b)(3),
HPMG will not be allowed to operate motorized vehicles within non-motorized areas.
• Issue: Motorized Operations in HPMA
o Response: As established by the HPMP and 11 AAC 96.014(b)(3), motorized use is
allowed within designated areas of HPMA.
• Issue: Motorized User-Group Conflicts
Response: It is the responsibility of both the public and commercial operators to operate
in a safe manner for all recreators.
• Issue: Limited Non-Motorized Areas
o Response: Through the planning process of HPMP, specific areas were designated as
non-motorized. While there are few areas that have been designated as such, it does not
limit non-motorized access throughout the entire HPMA.
• Issue: Promote West Hatcher Pass as the Main Motorized Area
o Response: Per the HPMP, the area identified as West Hatcher Pass is predominately
motorized, with the majority of motorized vehicle restrictions found in East Hatcher Pass
with the exception of the Willow Mountain Critical Habitat Area. It is up to the recreating
users to determine, within the law and allowable uses, where they will operate.
• Issue: Opening of Further Areas of HPMP for Motorized Use
o Response: Any changes relating to the opening or closing of motorized areas are subject
to the public process laid out in AS 38.04.065 and 11 AAC 55.
• Issue: Concern of Allowing for Motorized Used in More Areas
o Response: The controlled use of motorized vehicles in HPMP is regulated through 11
AAC 96.014(b)(3) and is supported by the HPMP. Any changes relating to the opening or
closing of motorized areas are subject to the public process laid out in AS 38.04.065 and
11 AAC 55.

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Agency and Public Comments and Responses
• Issue: Make East Hatcher Pass Non-Motorized
o Response: Any revisions to this plan are subject to the planning process requirements of
AS 38.04.065 and 11 AAC 55.
• Issue: Operate in West Hatcher Pass
o Response: The majority of area proposed by HPMG to operate are within West Hatcher
Pass.

Helicopter
• Issue: Helicopter Activity, Including Noise, Flight Paths, and Landing Zones Will Have a
Negative Impact on Wildlife
o Response: DNR recognizes that while the boundaries proposed by the applicants do
include areas identified in the HPMP as general moose and caribou habitat, however, per
Map 2-1 and 2-2 of HPMP, the proposed boundaries do not encompass any areas
identified as moose calving, wintering, or rutting habitat, which the HPMP identifies as
areas in which the applied for activities should not be authorized, nor encroach upon the
Willow Mountain Critical Habitat Area. Additionally, ADF&G has provided comment
regarding sheep, wolverine, and denning bear habitat in the area, and the permittee is
advised as such.
• Issue: Helicopter Pick Up Location/Reduction in Access by Heli Landing Location
o Response: Per the HPMP Safety and Operations Plan, HPMP “will never operate on the
Palmer side of the pass or near the parking lot areas”. They note that “the heli will be
operating in areas far from most other back country users. This is to ensure public
safety”. As such, the helicopter pickup and landing areas should have minimal impact on
public access within the HPMA.
• Issue: Safety Concerns Regarding Model of Helicopter
o Response: Equipment choice is not regulated by DNR, and it is the responsibility of the
operators to operate in a way to ensure their client’s and the public’s safety. While there
may be an industry standard for the appropriateness of particular aircrafts for the intended
use, there is no legal grounds to restrict what model of helicopter is used in this particular
operation.
• Issue: Non-remoteness of Heli-Skiing/Proximity to Road
o Response: While HPMG has applied for an area that is within close proximity to the
road, their use of helicopters for ski-operations is allowed per Table 2-1 of the HPMP,
and additionally is not limited to the boundary proposed in their application. Per 11 AAC
96.020(a)(1)(F), landing an aircraft on state-owned land without damaging the land is
asserted as a generally allowed use provided they register their commercial recreation
purpose under 11 AAC 96.018.
• Issue: Use of Helicopters Near State Parks
o Response: DNR does not regulate air space and cannot dictate flightpaths. Additionally,
comments were received from DPOR and this issue was not raised in their comments.
• Issue: Helicopter Use Should be 10 Miles or Further from Parking Lot
o Response: It is mandated by regulation, 11 AAC 96.014 (b)(3)(A), that within the Mile
16 and Government Peak management units and in portions of the Independence, Reed
Lakes/Little Susitna, and Archangel management units that are depicted in HPMP as
“Non-Motorized (Year)” that except for designated roads and parking areas, motorized
vehicle use, including aircraft is prohibited. Additionally, per 11 AAC 96.014 (b)(3)(D),

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Attachment A – LAS 32622
Agency and Public Comments and Responses
in the Summit Lake State Recreation Site, the Government Peak and High Glacier Peaks
management units, and portions of the Independence, Archangel, and Reed Lakes/Little
Susitna management units, as depicted in the HPMP, motorized vehicle use is prohibited
after October 1 and before May 1 of each year. As such, helicopter use will not be
allowed in these areas other than on designated roads and parking areas. Beyond these
specific regulations, helicopter use is considered generally allowed, per 11 AAC 96.020,
provided that if the helicopter is used for commercial recreation, they must register their
activity as required by 11 AAC 96.018. Additionally, per the HPMG Operations and
Safety Plan, HPMG does not intend to operate the helicopter on the “Palmer side of the
pass or near the parking lot areas”.
• Issue: Opposition to Helicopters in HPMA
o Response: Per the HPMP, helicopters are allowed to operate in areas which motorized
vehicle use has not been restricted.
• Issue: Lack of Information on Helicopter Refueling
o Response: It is not required by DMLW that applications request specific locations for
refueling of vehicles. Potential impacts by refueling activities are mitigated by the
stipulations of the permit.

Safety & Ops


• Issue: Avalanche Safety
o Response: While the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Advisory does assist with avalanche
advisories, it is the responsibility of both the permittee and the general public to be
knowledgeable and informed about avalanche hazards and conditions, and to operate and
recreate in a safe manner.
• Issue: Insufficient Guide Training Outlined in Safety/Operations Plan
o Response: It is outside the scope of the DNR to require specific levels of training for the
permittee and their employees, nor are there professional licensing requirements from the
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development for this activity.
• Issue: Inadequate Safety/Operations Plan
o Response: It is not within the authority of the DNR to determine the quality of the
applicant’s Safety and Operations Plan.
• Issue: Safety/Operations Plan is not to Industry Standard
o Response: DNR cannot legally hold any applicant or permittee to “industry standard”.
While the American Mountain Guides Association, Heli-Ski U.S., and the International
Federation of Mountain Guides Association provide a wide breadth of knowledge and
expertise for the field, they are not governing bodies with legal authority in the State of
Alaska.
• Issue: Application/Proposal is Vague
o Response: The application submitted to DNR by HPMG is sufficient for the
requirements of the application and adjudication of this proposal. Any further
clarification needed in part by DNR on this proposal will be handled between the
applicant and DNR.

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Attachment A – LAS 32622
Agency and Public Comments and Responses
• Issue: HPMG Unlikeliness to be a First Responder
o Response: HPMG will not be obligated or required by the stipulations of their permit to
perform as a first responder for the general public recreating in HPMA. Their willingness
and ability to perform as such will have no bearing on their permit.

Environmental
• Issue: Adequate Snow Coverage to Protect the Landscape and Vegetation
o Response: Per the stipulations in the permit, the snowcat operations will be allowed to
commence each season once DPOR determines that there is sufficient snow coverage and
frost depth to open the travel corridors.
• Issue: Increase in Trash Being Left Behind
o Response: HPMG will be required by the stipulations of their permit to remove all waste
to a facility approved by DEC. Additionally, per HPMG Operations and Safety Plan,
HPMG and their clients will adhere to Leave No Trace practices.
• Issue: Potential Impacts to Downstream Fishery in Event of Fuel/Oil Spill
o Response: Potential impacts to any fishery by fuel or oil spill are mitigated by the
stipulations of the permit.

Traffic & Parking


• Issue: Hatcher Pass Mountain Guides, Along with Skeetawk Ski Area will Significantly
Contribute to Traffic and Road Congestion
o Response: DNR recognizes that as this is a popular recreation area and is subject to
traffic and road congestion. It is not in the authority of DNR to deny a request for permit
based on potential traffic concerns.
• Issue: Parking and traffic congestion
o DNR recognizes the current congestion of the area, and it has been identified in the
HPMP the need for further development of both roads and parking. DNR will not restrict
access based on insufficient parking or traffic, nor will DNR prioritize public parking for
one particular user-group over another, as parking is operated in a first-come-first-served
basis and will continue to operate as such.
• Issue: Provide Winter Road Maintenance and Parking on the Willow Side
o Response: DOTPF has deemed the Willow Fishhook Road from the Parks Highway to
mile post 17.5 to be a Priority Level 4 road, which “may take up to 30 hours to clear after
a winter storm”, and the Willow Fishhook Road from mile post 17.5 to mile post 32.5 a
Priority Level 5 road, which is a road designated as “no winter maintenance”. The need
for improved parking facilities have been identified (Table 4-4, HPMP), specifically the
need for additional parking below the mile post 17.5 gate.

Public Notice
• Issue: Length of Public Notice Period
o Response: Per the Regional Managers Decision dated May 6, 2015, the courtesy notice
period for land use permits is set at 14 days, as notice is not required under statute or
regulation for land use permits under AS 38.05.850. A 14-day notice was issued for this
application on April 2, 2019 and was extended for an additional 17 days on April 10,

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Attachment A – LAS 32622
Agency and Public Comments and Responses
2019 at the request of both the public and commenting agencies, totaling in a 31-day
notice period.
• Issue: Lack of Public Hearing
o Response: DNR is not required by statute or regulation to hold a public hearing for
authorizations issued under AS 35.05.850 and has provided an extended public and
agency notice at the request of the public and commenting agencies.
• Issue: Should Require Annual Public Comment Period
o Response: Per the Regional Managers Decision dated May 6, 2015, the courtesy notice
period for land use permits is set at 14 days, as notice is not required under statute or
regulation for land use permits under AS 38.05.850. A 14-day notice was issued for this
application on April 2, 2019 and was extended for an additional 17 days on April 10,
2019 at the request of both the public and commenting agencies, totaling in a 31-day
notice period. Any concerns and issues that arise in the future will be addressed on a case
by case basis.

User Conflicts
• Issue: Availability of Untracked Snow/Snow Quality
o Response: DNR has the authority to restrict travel routes for heavy equipment, which is
done in the interest of protecting the land, DNR does not restrict use, travel, or recreation
in the interest of preserving quality of snow.
• Issue: Overcrowding, congestion, and User Conflicts of Hatcher Pass
o Response: DNR understands that Hatcher Pass is a popular recreation area for a
multitude of user-types. DNR will not restrict use public lands of a particular user, in
favor of another.
• Issue: Granting “Special Privilege” for HMPG to Operate
o Response: The issuance of a permit to HPMG to operate in the HPMA does not grant
exclusive use of the area. Issuance of a permit provides the legal authorization to operate.
DNR does not prioritize use of an area to one user or another and will only close an area
to public access on account of a Land Use Permit if there are safety concerns.
• Issue: Cost Barrier for Non-Motorized Skiers
o Response: This is outside of the purview of DNR.
• Issue: Reduced Quality of User-Experience
o Response: A user experience is perceived differently by each person. DNR manages land
by making lands available for maximum use and benefit consistent with the public
interest, and permitting this activity is not prohibited with the HPMP.
• Issue: User Conflicts
o Response: The HPMA is managed for multiple uses, which includes both motorized and
non-motorized uses, as well as personal and commercial recreation. Per the HPMP, “The
non-motorized areas recommended in this plan [and that were adopted into 11 AAC
96.014(b)(3)] are intended to increase public safety, reduce user conflict, and to facilitate
enforcement efforts” (pg. 2-36 HPMP).
• Issue: Safety Concerns Due to Over Crowding
o Response: It is the responsibility of both HPMG and the public to operate and recreate in
a manner that is safe. Additionally, per the HPMP “Public safety was a major concern
raised by the public and it is the primary reason additional areas have been closed to

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winter recreational motorized use in the planning area. The non-motorized areas
recommended in this plan [and that were adopted into 11 AAC 96.014(b)(3)] are intended
to increase public safety, reduce user conflict, and to facilitate enforcement efforts” (pg.
2-36 HPMP).
• Issue: Poaching of Ski Runs
o Response: DNR does not regulate or prioritize access to particular areas for recreating to
one user group over another.

Relocation of Operations
• Issue: Move Operations to a More Remote Location/Northern Areas of HPMA
o Response: DNR adjudicates permit applications at face value, and will issue a decision to
deny, issue, or issue with a reduction in scope based on the proposed activities, the area
plan, and comments received. Any changes to the original proposal must be made at the
request of the applicant.

Misc.
• Issue: Establishment of Camps
o Response: At this time, HPMG has not applied for the use of state-owned land for the
purpose of establishing overnight camps.
• Issue: Noise Pollution
o Response: The HPMP and 11 AAC 96.014(b)(3) does designate non-motorized areas,
HMPG will not be authorized under this permit to operate in these areas that are
restricted for winter motorized use. Per the HPMP “an area along the little Susitna River
Corridor that parallels the Palmer-Fishhook Road and the general area of the Mat-Su
Borough Alpine and Nordic Ski facility development” was “recommended for year round
motorized use closure. This change was made at the request of the borough in an effort to
preclude noise, potential traffic impact, and uses that may be incompatible with the
development of their ski facilities” (pg. 3-72, HPMP). This area is found on the east side
of HPMA, whereas the operations of HPMG are happening predominantly on the west
side and will have limited to no auditory impact on this area. Noise pollution from use of
helicopters would be limited, as per the HPMG Operations Plan, their predominant means
of transporting clients is to be by snowcat. Additionally, DNR does not regulate
helicopter noise, the Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Noise Ombudsman serves
as a liaison with the public on issues regarding aircraft noise.
• Issue: Lack of Recognition of Indigenous People
o Response: Notice was sent to Cook Inlet Region, Inc. on April 2, 2019 and April 10,
2019, and did not provide comment.
• Issue: Use/Commercialization of Public Land for Profit
o Response: It is the mission statement of the DNR to “develop, conserve and maximize
the use of Alaska’s natural resources consistent with the public interest”.
• Issue: Lack of Business License
o Response: HPMG has an active business license with the Department of Commerce,
Community, and Economic Development.

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Attachment A – LAS 32622
Agency and Public Comments and Responses
• Issue: Carrying Capacity of East Hatcher Pass
o Response: As HPMG are intending to use East Hatcher Pass as only a rendezvous/
collection point for, and transporting customers, the operations of HPMG will have
minimal to no impact on the carrying capacity of East Hatcher Pass. While it has been
suggested that DNR needs to determine the carrying capacity of East Hatcher Pass, it is
not prudent at this time to do so, as previously state, that the operations of HPMG will
have minimal to no impact on the carrying capacity of East Hatcher Pass.
• Issue: High Number of Requested User-Days Compared to Size of Proposed Boundary in
HPMA
o Response: HPMG will not be required by the stipulations in their permit to meet a
minimum or maximum number of use days.
• Issue: Economic Impact of Deterring Visitors
o Response: DNR encourages the use of state land, and as such, promotes responsible
commercial operations as well as public use.
• Issue: Activity Places a Higher Strain on Resources by Placing More People on the Land
o Response: While DNR recognizes that the use of HPMA has grown significantly, there
are currently no limitations on the number of users allowed per area on state land. DNR
has no authority to deny a Land Use Permit based on this objection.
• Issue: Should require HPMG to not drop in over ski parties
o Response: It is the responsibility of HPMG to operate in a way that promotes and ensure
the safety of not only their clients, but the public at large as well.
• Issue: Proposed travel corridors/routes of travel
o Response: Per the stipulations of the permit, HPMG will be required to operate within
existing roads and trails whenever possible, which includes the existing snowmachine
corridor.
• Issue: Snowcat pickup location
o Response: HPMG, under this permit, is authorized to utilize the parking area that is on
the west side of Fishhook-Willow Road, and approximately 1,400 feet south southeast of
the intersection of West Willow Fishhook Road, Gold Cord Road, and Fishhook-Willow
Road as the client pickup location.
• Request for map of travel routes, ski runs, and re-fueling zones
o Response: Per the stipulations of the permit, HPMG will be required to operate within
existing roads and trails whenever possible, which includes the existing snowmachine
corridor. HPMG will be required per permit stipulations that they provide GPS track log
files for all actual routes of travel. HPMG will not be required to provide maps of ski run
locations as this is a generally allowed activity and is not needed to be authorized under
this permit. Additionally, HPMG will not be required to provide maps for re-fueling
zones, as this activity, and the potential hazards and environmental concerns, are
mitigated by the stipulations of the permit.
• Issue: Trespass on Non-State-Owned Lands, Including Federal and Private Property
o Response: HPMG will be authorized for operations on state-owned land, and it is the
responsibility of HPMG to ensure they are not operating in trespass of other landowners.
• Issue: Opposition of Issuance on Account of Delay in Adjudication of Lease Application
o Response: While the adjudication and issuance of permits and leases for surface use of
state-owned land are both handled within DNR DMLW Southcentral Regional Land

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Office, they are unrelated processes with each having their own timelines and
requirements.
• Issue: Additional Burden upon Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation Resources
o Response: While DMLW and DPOR have a co-management agreement within HPMA,
this authorization falls under the purview of DMLW, and as such will not be
administered by DPOR.
• Issue: Little Terrain Suitable for Proposed Use
o Response: It is outside the responsibility of DMLW to recommend a business plan to an
applicant. The application is adjudicated at face value and a decision to deny, issue, or
issue with a reduction in scope is based on the area plan and comments received.
• Issue: Speculated Attempt to Film for Television
o Response: This authorization does not include filming activities, and as such, any such
activities conducted by HPMG or any affiliated group will be required to obtain
appropriate authorizations from DMLW for any filming activities on state-owned land.
• Issue: HPMG Operations will Detract from HPMA Potential for Low-Impact Revenue
Generation
o Response: DNR's mission statement is to "develop, conserve and maximize the use of
Alaska's natural resources consistent with the public interest." DNR encourages the use of
state land, and as such, promotes responsible commercial operations as well as public
use.
• Issue: Disruption of Traditional Use
o Response: The applied-for activities are allowable per HPMP and have precedent to
operate in HPMA, as snowcat powered skiing has previously occurred in HPMA. While
the operations may provide disruption to what many may consider the traditional use for
this area (human powered backcountry skiing, and other human-powered recreational
activities), any disruption to these activities will be minimal and limited in acreage.

List of Acronyms
HPMA – Hatcher Pass Management Area
HPMP – Hatcher Pass Management Plan
HPMG – Hatcher Pass Mountain Guides
DNR – Department of Natural Resources
DMLW – Division of Mining, Land & Water
DPOR – Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
DEC – Department of Environmental Conservation
DOT – Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
ADF&G – Department of Fish & Game

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Department of Natural Resources
DIVISION OF MINING, LAND & WATER
Southcentral Regional Land Office
550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 900C
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3577
Main: (907) 269-8503
Fax: (907) 269-8913

LAND USE PERMIT


AS 38.05.850
PERMIT # LAS 32622

Hatcher Pass Mountain Guides, herein known as the Grantee, is issued this permit from the
Department of Natural Resources, herein known as the Grantor, authorizing the use of state land
within:

Legal Description:
Sections 13, 14, 23 – 26, 35, 36, Township 20 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian
Sections 16 – 20, 28 – 33, Township 20 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian
Sections 1, 2, Township 19 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian
Sections 3 – 6, Township 19 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian

This permit is issued for the purpose of authorizing the following:

Use of state-owned lands, within Hatcher Pass Management Area which are open to
motorized use during winter months, for cross country travel associated with snowcat and
heli ski operations when there is sufficient snow cover and frost depth to protect the
underlying vegetative mat as determined by the Department, as well as the storage of the
associated equipment; one PistenBully Snow Cat and one BR 350 Snow Cat.

This permit is for the term beginning December 1, 2019 and ending May 31, 2020 unless sooner
terminated at the state’s discretion, effective the date of signature by the Authorized State
Representative. This permit does not convey an interest in state land and as such is revocable,
with or without cause. The Grantor will give 30 days’ notice before revoking a permit at will. A
revocation for cause is effective immediately. No preference right for use or conveyance of the
land is granted or implied by this authorization.

This permit is issued subject to the following:


• Payment of the annual use fee in the amount of $840.00 due on or before the annual
anniversary date and any additional fees identified in the stipulations below.
• A $4.00 per day visitor day fee for each client present at any time during a calendar day
authorized under this permit. Visitor day fees will be due within 30 days after the seasonally
authorized term of use or the annual anniversary date of this authorization, whichever is
applicable.
• Remittance of a performance guaranty in the amount of $20,000.00 as required in the
stipulations below.
• Proof of insurance as described in stipulations below.

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The non-receipt of a courtesy billing notice does not relieve the Grantee from the responsibility
of paying fees on or before the due date.

All activities shall be conducted in accordance with the following stipulations:

1. Authorized Officer: The Authorized Officer (AO) for the State of Alaska (State),
Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW), is
the Regional Manager or designee.

2. Change of Contact Information: The Grantee shall maintain current contact information
with the AO. Any change of contact information must be submitted in writing to the AO.

3. Valid Existing Rights: This authorization is subject to all valid existing rights and
reservations in and to the authorized area. The State makes no representations or warranties,
whatsoever, either expressed or implied, as to the existence, number, or nature of such valid
existing rights.

4. Preference Right: No preference right for subsequent authorizations is granted or implied


by this authorization.

5. Inspections: The AO shall have reasonable access to the authorized area for inspection,
which may be conducted without prior notice. If the Grantee is found to be in
noncompliance the authorized area may be subject to reinspection. The Grantee may be
charged for actual expenses of any inspection.

6. Public Access: The construction, operation, use, and maintenance of the authorized area
shall not interfere with public use of roads, trails, waters, landing areas, and public access
easements. The ability to use or access state land or public waters may not be restricted in
any manner. However, if a specific activity poses a safety concern, the AO may allow the
restriction of public access for a specific period of time. The Grantee is required to contact
the AO in advance for approval. No restriction is allowed unless specifically authorized in
writing by the AO.

7. Public Trust Doctrine: The Public Trust Doctrine guarantees public access to, and the
public right to use, navigable and public waters and the land beneath them for navigation,
commerce, fishing, and other purposes. This authorization is subject to the principles of the
Public Trust Doctrine regarding navigable or public waters. The AO reserves the right to
grant other interests consistent with the Public Trust Doctrine.

8. Alaska Historic Preservation Act: The Alaska Historic Preservation Act, AS 41.35.200,
prohibits the appropriation, excavation, removal, injury, or destruction of any state owned
historic, prehistoric, archaeological or paleontological site without written approval from the
DNR Commissioner. Should any sites be discovered, the Grantee shall cease any activities
that may cause damage and immediately contact the AO and the Office of History and
Archaeology in the Division of Parks and Recreation.

9. Compliance with Government Requirements: The Grantee shall, at its expense, comply
with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances directly or indirectly

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related to this authorization. The Grantee shall ensure compliance by its employees, agents,
contractors, subcontractors, licensees, or invitees.

10. Incurred Expenses: The Grantor shall in no way be held liable for expenses incurred by the
Grantee connected with the activities directly or indirectly related to this authorization.

11. Waiver of Forbearance: Any failure on the part of the AO to enforce the terms of this
authorization, or the waiver of any right under this authorization by the Grantee, unless in
writing, shall not discharge or invalidate the authorization of such terms. No forbearance or
written waiver affects the right of the AO to enforce any terms in the event of any
subsequent violations of terms of this authorization.

12. Severability Clause: If any clause or provision of this authorization is, in a final judicial
proceeding, determined illegal, invalid, or unenforceable under present or future laws, then
the Grantor and the Grantee agree that the remainder of this authorization will not be
affected, and in lieu of each clause or provision of this authorization that is illegal, invalid,
or unenforceable, there will be added as a part of this authorization a clause or provision as
similar in terms to the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable clause or provision as may be
possible, legal, valid, and enforceable.

13. Posting Placard: The placard included with this permit shall be placed on-site in a
conspicuous location visible from the most common access route or vantage point.

14. Permit Extensions/Reissuance: Any request for permit extension or reissuance should be
submitted at least 90 days prior to the end of the authorized term. A written statement
requesting a one-year extension confirming there will be no changes to the
development/operations plan, including photographs clearly depicting the current condition
of the site and any improvements, must be submitted to the AO with any required filing fee.
A new Land Use Permit application and any required filing fee is required when requesting
reissuance of up to five years or for modifications to the approved development/operations
plan on file with DMLW.

15. Assignment: This permit may not be transferred or assigned.

16. Reservation of Rights:


a. The AO reserves the right to grant additional authorizations to third parties for
compatible uses on or adjacent to the land under this authorization.
b. Authorized concurrent users of state land, their agents, employees, contractors,
subcontractors, and licensees, shall not interfere with the operation or maintenance
activities of each user.
c. The AO may require authorized concurrent users of state land to enter into an
equitable operation or maintenance agreement.

17. Violations: A violation of this authorization is subject to any action available to the State
for enforcement and remedies, including revocation of the permit, civil action for forcible
entry and detainer, ejectment, trespass, damages, and associated costs, or arrest and
prosecution for criminal trespass in the second degree. The State may seek damages
available under a civil action, including restoration damages, compensatory damages, and
treble damages under AS 09.45.730 or AS 09.45.735 for violations involving injuring or
removing trees or shrubs, gathering geotechnical data, or taking mineral resources.

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18. Directives: Directives may be issued for corrective actions that are required to correct a
deviation from design criteria, project specifications, stipulations, State statutes or
regulations. Work at the area subject to the Directive may continue while implementing the
corrective action. Corrective action may include halting or avoiding specific conduct,
implementing alternative measures, repairing any damage to state resources that may have
resulted from the conduct, or other action as determined by DNR.

19. Stop Work Orders: Stop Work Orders may be issued if there is a deviation from design
criteria, project specifications, stipulations, State statutes or regulations and that deviation is
causing or is likely to cause significant damage to state resources. Under a Stop Work
Order, work at the area subject to the Stop Work Order may not resume until the deviation is
cured and corrective action is taken. Corrective action may include halting or avoiding
specific conduct, implementing alternative measures, repairing any damage to state
resources that may have resulted from the conduct, or other action as determined by DNR.

20. Notification of Discharge: The Grantee shall immediately notify the Department of
Environmental Conservation (DEC) and AO of any unauthorized discharge of oil to water,
any discharge of hazardous substances (other than oil), and any discharge of oil greater than
55 gallons on land. All fires and explosions must also be reported immediately.

If a discharge, including a cumulative discharge, of oil is greater than 10 gallons but less
than 55 gallons, or a discharge of oil greater than 55 gallons is made to an impermeable
secondary containment area, the Grantee shall report the discharge within 48 hours. Any
discharge of oil greater than one gallon up to 10 gallons, including a cumulative discharge,
solely to land, must be reported in writing on a monthly basis.

Notification of discharge during normal business hours must be made to the nearest DEC
Area Response Team: Anchorage (907) 269-7500, fax (907) 269-7687; Fairbanks (907)
451-2121, fax (907) 451-2362; Juneau (907) 465-5340, fax (907) 465-5245. For discharges
in state off shore waters call (907) 269-0667. The DEC oil spill report number outside
normal business hours is (800) 478-9300.

Notification of discharge must be made to the appropriate DNR Office, preferably by e-


mail: Anchorage email dnr.scro.spill@alaska.gov, (907) 269-8503; Fairbanks email
dnr.nro.spill@alaska.gov, (907) 451-2739; Juneau email sero@alaska.gov, (907) 465-3400.
The Grantee shall supply the AO with all incident reports submitted to DEC.

21. Batteries: Batteries which contain hazardous liquids should be completely sealed valve
regulated, spill-proof, leak-proof and mounted in an appropriate container. Batteries lacking
the preceding properties must have an appropriate drip pan designed to hold 110% of the
total liquids held by the battery/batteries. Batteries, new or used, may not be stored or
warehoused. Any battery/batteries that are not in use must be removed and disposed of in
accordance with existing federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances. All
hazardous material containers shall be marked with the Grantee's or contractor's name,
dated, and transported in accordance with 49 CRF 172 (EPA Hazardous Material
Regulations) and 18 AAC 62.

22. Returned Check Penalty: A returned check penalty of $50.00 will be charged for any
check on which the bank refuses payment. Late payment penalties shall continue to accrue.

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23. Late Payment Penalty Charges: The Grantee shall pay a fee of $50.00 for any late
payment.

24. Use Fees: The Grantee shall pay to DMLW an annual use fee of $840.00. The use fee is due
on or before the annual anniversary of the effective date of this permit without the necessity
of any billing by DMLW. The annual use fee is subject to adjustments in any relevant fee
schedule.

25. Visitor Day Fees: This permit is subject to a $4.00/day visitor day fee for each client
present at any time during a calendar day authorized under this permit. Visitor day fees are
due within 30 days after the seasonally authorized term of use or the annual anniversary date
of this authorization, whichever is applicable. This fee is subject to adjustment periodically
pursuant to changes in any relevant fee schedule. Definition of visitor day (11 AAC
96.250(18)): all or any part of a calendar day which a commercial recreation client is
present, with each client representing a separate visitor day if multiple clients are present at
any time during a calendar day.

26. Request for Information: The AO, at any time, may require the Grantee to provide any
information directly or indirectly related to this authorization, in a manner prescribed by the
AO.

27. Annual Report: An annual report shall be submitted within 30 days after the seasonally
authorized term of use or the annual anniversary date of the authorization, whichever is
applicable. The report shall contain the following information:
a. A series of before, during, and after use aerial view or ground-level view photographs
confirming compliance with site development and restoration guidelines;
b. actual routes of all travel and the location of permit activities in a GPS track log file;
c. a written report disclosing:
i. a list of vehicles used for all off-road travel that took place;
ii. the date that permitted activities were established and commenced;
iii. the date that permitted activities concluded;
iv. the number of clients accommodated at the site;
v. the number of days a client was served;
vi. a statement that the Grantee has removed all equipment from the authorized area;
vii. a statement of restoration activities and methods of debris disposal;
viii. a report covering any known incidents of damage to the vegetative mat and
underlying substrate, and follow-up corrective actions that may have taken place
while operating under this authorization
ix. and, the dates of any hydrocarbon or hazardous substance spills, and the dates
such spills were reported to DNR and DEC.

28. Completion Report: A completion report shall be submitted prior to relinquishment, or


within 30 days after expiration or termination of the authorization. Failure to submit a
satisfactory report subjects the site to a field inspection requirement for with the Grantee
may be assessed an inspection fee, as outlined herein. The report shall contain the following
information:
a. A series of before, during, and after use aerial view or ground-level view photographs
confirming compliance with site development and restoration guidelines;
b. actual routes of all travel and the location of permit activities in a GPS track log file;
c. a written report disclosing:

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i.a list of vehicles used for all off-road travel that took place;
ii.a statement that the Grantee has removed all equipment from the authorized area;
iii.a statement of restoration activities and methods of debris disposal;
iv. a report covering any known incidents of damage to the vegetative mat and
underlying substrate, and follow-up corrective actions that may have taken place
while operating under this authorization
v. and, the dates of any hydrocarbon or hazardous substance spills, and the dates
such spills were reported to DNR and DEC.

29. Site Disturbance: Site disturbance shall be kept to a minimum to protect local habitats. All
activities at the site shall be conducted in a manner that will minimize the disturbance of soil
and vegetation and changes in the character of natural drainage systems.
a. Brush clearing is allowed but should be kept to the minimum necessary. Removal or
destruction of the vegetative mat is not authorized under this permit.
b. Establishment of, or improvements to, landing areas (i.e. leveling the ground or
removing or modifying a substantial amount of vegetation) is prohibited.
c. Attention must be paid to prevent pollution and siltation of streams, lakes, ponds,
wetlands, and disturbances to fish and wildlife habitat.
d. Any ground disturbances which may have occurred shall be contoured to blend with
the natural topography to protect human and wildlife health and safety.

30. Site Restoration: On or before permit expiration (if a reissuance application has not been
submitted) or termination of this authorization by the Grantee, the Grantee shall remove all
improvements, personal property, and other chattels, and return the permitted area to a clean
and safe condition. In the event the Grantee fails to comply with this requirement, the
Grantee shall be held liable for any and all costs incurred by the State to return the permitted
area to a clean and safe condition.

31. Seasonal Site Restoration: On or before the expiration of each seasonally authorized term
of occupancy and use, the Grantee shall remove all improvements, personal property, and
other chattels, and return the permitted area to a clean and safe condition. In the event the
Grantee fails to comply with this requirement, the State, at its discretion, may remove and
dispose of improvements and restore the site at the expense of the Grantee.

32. Ground Disturbance Restoration: The Grantee shall immediately restore areas where soil
has been disturbed, or the vegetative mat has been damaged or destroyed. Restoration shall
be accomplished in accordance with the directives of the DNR Plant Materials Center, 5310
S. Bodenburg Road, Palmer, AK 99645, (907) 745-4469. All rehabilitation shall be
completed to the satisfaction of DNR or the applicable land manager.

33. Indemnification: The Grantee assumes all responsibility, risk and liability for its activities
and those of its employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors, licensees, or invitees,
directly or indirectly related to this permit, including environmental and hazardous
substance risk and liability, whether accruing during or after the term of this permit. The
Grantee shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the State, its agents and employees,
from and against any and all suits, claims, actions, losses, costs, penalties, and damages of
whatever kind or nature, including all attorney's fees and litigation costs, arising out of , in
connection with, or incident to any act or omission by the Grantee, its employees, agents,
contractors, subcontractors, licensees, or invitees, unless the proximate cause of the injury or
damage is the sole negligence or willful misconduct of the State or a person acting on the

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State's behalf. Within 15 days, the Grantee shall accept any such cause, action or proceeding
upon tender by the State. This indemnification shall survive the termination of the permit.

34. Insurance: Pursuant to 11 AAC 96.065 the Grantee shall secure or purchase at its own
expense, and maintain in force at all times during the term of this permit, liability coverage
and limits consistent with what is professionally recommended as adequate to protect the
Grantee (the insured) and Grantor (the State, its officers, agents and employees) from the
liability exposures of ALL the insured's operations on state land. Certificates of Insurance
must be furnished to the AO prior to the issuance of this permit and must provide for a
notice of cancellation, non-renewal, or material change of conditions in accordance with
policy provisions. The Grantee must provide for a 60-day prior notice to the State before
they cancel, not renew or make material changes to conditions to the policy. Failure to
furnish satisfactory evidence of insurance, or lapse of the policy, are material breaches of
this permit and shall be grounds, at the option of the State, for termination of the permit. All
insurance policies shall comply with, and be issued by, insurers licensed to transact the
business of insurance under Alaska Statute, Title 21. The policy shall be written on an
"occurrence" form and shall not be written as a "claims-made" form unless specifically
reviewed and agreed to by the Division of Risk Management, Department of
Administration. The State must be named as an additional named insured on the policy with
respect to the operations of the Grantee on or in conjunction with the permitted premises,
referred to as LAS 32622.

35. Performance Guaranty: Pursuant to 11 AAC 96.060, the Grantee shall provide a surety
bond or other form of security acceptable to the DMLW in the amount of $20,000.00
payable to the State of Alaska. Such performance guaranty shall remain in effect for the
term of this authorization and shall secure performance of the Grantee's obligations
hereunder. The amount of the performance guaranty may be adjusted by the AO in the event
of approved amendments to this authorization, changes in the development plan, or any
change in the activities or operations conducted on the premises. The guaranty may be
utilized by the State to cover actual costs incurred by the State to pay for any necessary
corrective actions in the event the Grantee does not comply with the site utilization,
restoration requirements and other stipulations contained in this permit agreement. If the
Grantee fails to perform the obligations under this permit within a reasonable timeframe, the
State may perform the Grantee's obligations at the Grantee's expense. The Grantee agrees to
pay within 20 days following demand, all costs and expenses incurred by the State as a
result of the failure of the Grantee to comply with the terms and conditions of this permit.
Failure to do so may result in the termination of an authorization and/or forfeiture of the
performance guaranty. The provisions of this permit shall not prejudice the State's right to
obtain a remedy under any law or regulation. If the AO determines that the Grantee has
satisfied the terms and conditions of this authorization, the performance guaranty will be
subject to release. The performance guaranty may only be released in writing by the AO.

36. Fuel and Hazardous Substances Storage: No fuel or hazardous substances may be stored
on state land.

37. Fuel and Hazardous Substances:


a. The use of hazardous substances by the Grantee must be done in accordance with
existing federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances. Debris (such as
soil) contaminated with used motor oil, solvents, or other chemicals may be

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classified as a hazardous substance and must be removed and disposed of in


accordance with existing federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances.
b. Drip pans and materials, such as sorbent pads, must be on hand to contain and clean
up spills from any transfer or handling of fuel.
c. Vehicle refueling shall not occur within the annual floodplain or tidelands. This
restriction does not apply to water-borne vessels provided no more than 30 gallons
of fuel are transferred at any given time.
d. During equipment maintenance operations, the site shall be protected from leaking
or dripping hazardous substances or fuel. The Grantee shall place drip pans or other
surface liners designed to catch and hold fluids under the equipment or develop a
maintenance area by using an impermeable liner or other suitable containment
mechanism.
e. Definitions.
i. Hazardous substances are defined under AS 46.03.826(5) as (a) an element
or compound which, when it enters the atmosphere, water, or land, presents
an imminent and substantial danger to the public health or welfare,
including fish, animals, or vegetation; (b) oil; or (c) a substance defined as
a hazardous substance under 42 U.S.C. 9601(14).
ii. Surface liner means any safe, non-permeable container (e.g., drips pans,
fold-a-tanks, etc.) designed to catch and hold fluids for the purpose of
preventing spills. Surface liners should be of adequate size and volume
based on worst-case spill risk.

38. Waste Disposal: On-site refuse disposal is prohibited. All waste generated during
operation, maintenance, and termination activities under this authorization shall be removed
and disposed of at an off-site DEC approved disposal facility. Waste, in this paragraph,
means all discarded matter, including but not limited to human waste, trash, garbage, refuse,
oil drums, petroleum products, ashes and discarded equipment.

39. Wastewater Disposal: No pit privies are authorized.

40. Solid Waste: All solid waste and debris, including dog waste, generated from the activities
conducted under this authorization shall be removed to a facility approved by DEC on a
regular basis such that the premise be maintained to ensure a healthy and safe environment.

41. Destruction of Markers: The Grantee shall protect all survey monuments, witness corners,
reference monuments, mining claim posts, bearing trees, and unsurveyed corner posts
against damage, destruction, or obliteration. The Grantee shall notify the AO of any
damaged, destroyed, or obliterated markers and shall reestablish the markers at the
Grantee’s expense in accordance with accepted survey practices of the DMLW.

42. Site Maintenance: The authorized area shall be maintained in a neat, clean, and safe
condition, free of any solid waste, debris, or litter.

43. Maintenance of Improvements: The Grantor is not responsible for maintenance of


authorized improvements or liable for injuries or damages related to those improvements.
No action or inaction of the Grantor is to be construed as assumption of responsibility.

44. Amendment or Modification: The Grantee may request an amendment or modification of


this authorization; the Grantee’s request must be in writing. Any amendment or

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modification must be approved by the AO in advance and may require additional fees and
changes to the terms of this authorization.

45. Development Plan: Development shall be limited to the authorized area and improvements
specified in the approved development plan or subsequent modifications approved by the
AO. The Grantee is responsible for accurately siting development and operations within the
authorized area. Any proposed revisions to the development plan must be approved in
writing by the AO before the change in use or development occurs.

46. Proper Location: This authorization is for activities on state lands or interests managed by
DMLW. It does not authorize any activities on private, federal, native, and municipal lands,
or lands which are owned or solely managed by other offices and agencies of the State. The
Grantee is responsible for proper location within the authorized area.

47. General Operation of Vehicles: Existing roads and trails shall be used wherever possible.
Vehicles shall be operated without disturbing the vegetative mat and underlying substrate.
Crossing waterway courses will be made using an existing low angle approach in order not
to disrupt the naturally occurring stream or lake banks. There shall be no bank modification.

48. Winter Cross-Country Travel:


a. Adequate Coverage
i. To prevent damage to the vegetative mat and underlying substrate, winter
cross country travel may begin only after DNR Division of Parks and
Outdoor Recreation determines that there is sufficient snow coverage and
frost depth to open the travel corridors.
ii. It is the responsibility of the Grantee to measure the snow and ice thickness
to ensure that it is adequate for safe crossing.
iii. Ice roads and ice pads may be constructed in the work areas if they are
thick enough to prevent damage to the vegetative mat and underlying
substrate. No other ice roads are authorized under this permit.
b. Ice and/or Snow Bridges and Ramps
i. This permit only authorizes the establishment and use of snow and/or ice
bridges. The establishment of any other type of bridge is not authorized
under this permit.
ii. Ice and/or snow bridges and approach ramps must be of sufficient strength
to adequately support the weight of vehicles crossing them.
iii. Ice and/or snow bridges and approach ramps constructed at stream, river or
slough crossings shall not contain extraneous material (i.e., soil, rock,
brush, or vegetation) and shall be removed immediately after use or prior to
breakup.
iv. Snow ramps, snow bridges or approved cribbing may be used as
appropriate to provide access across streams to preclude cutting, erosion or
degradation to stream banks.
v. Snow ramps or other mitigating measures will be used and/or constructed
to prevent ice or snow bridges from being an unsafe obstacle to
snowmachiners or others using the riverway for travel.
c. Vehicle maintenance, campsites, and storage or stockpiling of material on the
surface ice of lakes, ponds, or rivers is prohibited.
d. Filling low spots and smoothing with snow and ice is allowed.

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e. To avoid additional freeze down of deep water pools that harbor overwintering fish,
watercourses shall be crossed at shallow riffle areas from point bar to point bar.
f. River ice shall be slotted to facilitate water flow during breakup.
g. Compaction or removal of the insulating snow cover from the deep-water pool areas
of rivers is prohibited.
h. The route shall be dragged after equipment passage to smooth the trail surface for
other users and to remove any cleat or tread marks in the compacted snow surface.

49. Cross-Country Travel:


a. Trash, survey lathe, roadway markers, and other debris that has accumulated along
the ice roads or cross-country routes shall be picked up and properly disposed of
prior to freeze-up the following winter.
b. Blading or removal of the vegetative mat is prohibited except as approved by the
AO.
c. Potentially hazardous berms created along the authorized travel route must be clearly
marked or fenced with materials that do not blend in with the surrounding
environment. Such berms shall be removed upon completion of the project.
d. Movement of equipment through willow (Salix) stands shall be avoided where
possible.
e. Stream banks shall not be altered to facilitate crossing or be disturbed in any way. If
stream banks are inadvertently disturbed, they shall be immediately stabilized to
prevent erosion and any resultant sedimentation into fish streams which may occur
during or after construction. Stabilization shall include re-vegetation to be
accomplished during the growing season in accordance with the directives of the
DNR Plant Materials Center, 5310 S. Bodenburg Road, Palmer, AK 99645, (907)
745-4469.
f. Immediately following the cessation of cross country travel, the Grantee shall restore
areas where soil has been disturbed, or the vegetative mat has been damaged or
destroyed. Restoration shall be accomplished in accordance with the directives of the
DNR Plant Materials Center, 5310 S. Bodenburg Road, Palmer, AK 99645, (907)
745-4469. All rehabilitation shall be completed to the satisfaction of DNR or the
applicable land manager.
g. Incidents of damage to the vegetative mat and follow-up corrective actions that have
occurred while operating under this authorization shall be reported to the AO within
72 hours of occurrence.

50. Cross-Country Travel Notification: The Grantee will notify the Southcentral Regional
Land Office in writing at least seven days PRIOR to commencing cross-country travel
operations for the operating season.

51. Forest Resources: Grantee may use dead and down timber but shall not cut standing timber
unless authorized by the Division of Forestry. Clearing of vegetation shall be kept to the
minimum necessary to accomplish the permitted activity and shall only occur within the
authorized area.

52. Food Storage: Food and refuse will be stored in bear-proof containers.

53. Caching:
a. Caching of any equipment, materials, or supplies after the dates of authorized use is
specifically prohibited.

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b. All items must be secured above seasonal flood areas and must be at least 100 feet
from the ordinary high-water mark of any waterbody or the mean high tide line.
c. Equipment must be consolidated in one area, stored in a manner requiring minimal
space, and securely covered. The material used to cover the items should visually
blend in with the natural surroundings.

54. Fire Prevention, Protection and Liability: The Grantee shall take all reasonable
precautions to prevent and suppress forest, structure, brush and grass fires, and shall assume
full liability for any damage to state land and structures resulting from the negligent use of
fire. The State is not liable for damage to the Grantee’s personal property and is not
responsible for forest fire protection of the Grantee’s activity. To report a wildfire, call 911
or 1-800-237-3633.

55. Openings and Closings of Travel Corridor: The Grantee shall adhere to all openings and
closings of the travel corridors, as administered by DNR Division of Parks and Outdoor
Recreation.

56. Accidents and Incidents: The Grantee will notify SCRO immediately (within 24 hours) of
any accidents, injuries, or operational problems associated with the operations authorized under
this permit, including but not limited to aircraft incidents, conflicts with other operators or the
general public, skier triggered avalanche incidents, lost or overdue skiers, or fatalities.

Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Advisory: The road and parking lot are
not to be altered or damaged in any way.

Department of Fish & Game Advisory: Helicopter activity should maintain a distance of 1500
meters from observed sheep, operators should visually evaluate slopes for signs of bear and
wolverine activity; and skiing and snowcat activities should maintain a 400 meter distance from
observed bear or wolverine activity.

The Authorized Officer reserves the right to modify these stipulations or use additional stipulations
as deemed necessary. The Grantee will be advised before any such modifications or additions are
finalized. DNR has the authority to implement and enforce these conditions under AS 38.05.850.
Any correspondence on this authorization may be directed to the Department of Natural
Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water, Southcentral Regional Land Office, 550 W. 7th
Ave., Suite 900C, Anchorage, AK 99501-3577, (907) 269-8503.

I have read and understand all of the foregoing and attached stipulations. By signing this
authorization, I agree to conduct the authorized activity in accordance with the terms and
conditions of this authorization.

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___________________________________________________________________________
Signature of Grantee or Authorized Representative Title Date

___________________________________________________________________________
Grantee’s Address City State Zip

____________________________________________________________________________
Contact Person Home Phone Work Phone

____________________________________________________________________________
Signature of Authorized State Representative Title Date

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