State Of Alaska Wants Greater Control Over Wildlife, Including That In National Parks

From: National Parks Traveler

“At Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility, which released the correspondence, Executive Director Jeff Ruch said that while federal lands are to be managed for all Americans, the administration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, who took office in December, “is telling the federal government, give us your money but stay the hell out of our state.” In a press release PEER also said that, “(T)he most recent state analysis found that wildlife tourism had more than twice the economic value to Alaska as hunting. Hunting and trapping outside Denali National Park and preserve, for example, has greatly reduced visitor success in viewing wolves in the wild – one of Alaska’s biggest tourism draws.”

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