CSSB 108(RES): "An Act creating the Stampede State Recreation Area."
00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 108(RES) 01 "An Act creating the Stampede State Recreation Area." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 41.21 is amended by adding new sections to article 4 to read: 04 Sec. 41.21.401. Purpose of AS 41.21.401 - 41.21.405. The purpose of 05 AS 41.21.401 - 41.21.405 is to establish the area described in AS 41.21.405 as the 06 Stampede State Recreation Area. The Stampede State Recreation Area is established 07 to 08 (1) perpetuate and enhance 09 (A) general public recreation; 10 (B) public enjoyment of fish and wildlife; 11 (2) protect and maintain fish and wildlife habitat so that traditional 12 public use of fish and wildlife populations may continue; 13 (3) provide an area for the public to enjoy the full spectrum of public 14 uses, including maintenance and enhancement of motorized and nonmotorized 15 recreational opportunities;
01 (4) allow 02 (A) continued motorized access for owners of private property 03 in the Stampede State Recreation Area; and 04 (B) additional public uses of the area determined by the 05 commissioner to be compatible with this section. 06 Sec. 41.21.402. Management. (a) The commissioner is responsible for the 07 management of the land and mineral estate within the Stampede State Recreation Area 08 consistent with the purposes of AS 41.21.401. After adequate public hearings and in 09 consultation with the Denali Borough Assembly, the commissioner may designate 10 incompatible uses and shall adopt and may revise a management plan for the 11 Stampede State Recreation Area. 12 (b) The commissioner of fish and game, the Board of Fisheries, and the Board 13 of Game are responsible for the management of fish and game resources and public 14 use of fish and wildlife in the Stampede State Recreation Area consistent with the 15 purposes of AS 41.21.401. 16 Sec. 41.21.403. Incompatible uses. (a) Except as provided in this section, the 17 commissioner may prohibit or restrict uses determined to be incompatible with the 18 purposes of the Stampede State Recreation Area under AS 41.21.401 within the state- 19 owned land and water described in AS 41.21.405. 20 (b) Nothing in AS 41.21.401 - 41.21.405 prohibits the Department of Fish and 21 Game from engaging in rehabilitation, enhancement, and development of fish and 22 wildlife habitat within an area described in AS 41.21.405 that is consistent with the 23 purposes stated in AS 41.21.401. 24 (c) The commissioner may not restrict 25 (1) lawful fishing, hunting, or trapping rights allowed under a 26 regulation of the Board of Fisheries or the Board of Game in the Stampede State 27 Recreation Area; or 28 (2) the use of weapons, including firearms, in the Stampede State 29 Recreation Area except in locations where the commissioner determines that the use 30 of weapons constitutes a threat to public safety. 31 (d) The commissioner shall
01 (1) allow the Stampede State Recreation Area to be used for activities 02 compatible with the reasons for establishing the public recreation area in 03 AS 41.21.401, including all-terrain vehicle use, watercraft use, snowmobiling, 04 horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, skijoring, 05 camping, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, and photography; and 06 (2) recognize the traditional use of existing motorized and 07 nonmotorized uses in the area; reroute an existing trail to avoid sensitive habitat; 08 conduct trail rehabilitation or reroute a trail to minimize damage; maintain and 09 enhance motor vehicle options and opportunities; and provide for increased use of the 10 public recreation area. 11 Sec. 41.21.404. Purchase authorized; eminent domain prohibited. The 12 commissioner may acquire, by purchase in the name of the state, title to or interest in 13 real property lying within the boundaries of the Stampede State Recreation Area. The 14 state may not acquire by eminent domain privately owned land for inclusion in the 15 Stampede State Recreation Area. 16 Sec. 41.21.405. Stampede State Recreation Area. The state-owned land and 17 water, vacant and unappropriated, and all that acquired in the future by the state lying 18 within the following parcels are designated as the Stampede State Recreation Area, 19 reserved from all uses incompatible with their primary function as public recreation 20 land, and assigned to the department for control, development, and maintenance: 21 (1) Township 12 South, Range 9 West, Fairbanks Meridian 22 Sections 3 - 10 23 Sections 15 - 22 24 Sections 27 - 34 25 (2) Township 12 South, Range 10 West, Fairbanks Meridian 26 Sections 1 - 36 27 (3) Township 12 South, Range 11 West, Fairbanks Meridian 28 Sections 1 - 36 29 (4) Township 13 South, Range 9 West, Fairbanks Meridian 30 Sections 3 - 10 31 (5) Township 13 South, Range 10 West, Fairbanks Meridian
01 Sections 1 - 6 excluding national park lands 02 Sections 7 - 12 excluding national park lands 03 (6) Township 13 South, Range 11 West, Fairbanks Meridian 04 Sections 1 - 6 excluding national park lands 05 Sections 7 - 12 excluding national park lands.