ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management Alaska will host a two-day workshop on a strategy for regional mitigation in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). The workshop will take place at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall, 111 W. Clay Street, Fairbanks, Alaska. The workshop will be held on March 31 and April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The public is invited to observe.
Participants at this workshop will help plan for the development of a Regional Mitigation Strategy to address impacts from the proposed Greater Mooses Tooth One (GMT1) oil and gas development in the NPR-A. Participants in the workshop will include oil industry representatives, federal and state government staff, Alaska Native interests, North Slope community members, conservation proponents, and other interested stakeholders.
The workshop is designed to develop a stakeholder-driven process to identify projects and measures that will offset impacts to subsistence uses that cannot be fully mitigated by normal avoidance and minimization stipulations and best management practices in the NPR-A. Mitigation projects may include establishment of conservation easements or leases on areas with critical environmental, subsistence or cultural significance, as well as cleanup of previously disturbed sites.
For more information, contact Serena Sweet at (907) 271-4543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.