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It's Almost Too Late: Don't Let Them Give Moser Bay Away
by Mary Hillberry


April 28, 2005

This letter is intended to attract the attention of people who live, visit or recreate in Moser Bay. If you are one of the many people who love Moser Bay, and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this easily accessible jewel, then listen up. You need to be aware that the University of Alaska has selected the head of Moser Bay from the land grant list assembled by the state.

Do you understand what this means to you? This means that over 900 acres of land, including the water front and most of what is visible on the eastern side, and the head of Moser Bay is going to be given to the University of Alaska. See map at the following web site .This also means that UAS will have the freedom to do whatever they please with this land. Only a small portion of the tract would be suitable for settlement. The primary value in this property would be realized by logging it. This will not preserve the beauty and serenity of the area. This will make it possible for UAS to exploit this prime wilderness for a quick buck.

These are public lands, and the state is not obligated to make you aware of what is happening in your backyard. It's almost too late to take action to prevent the University from gaining title to this land. Your voice should make a difference and that is what you can use to help preserve Moser Bay as it is, for yourself and for future generations. HB130 was referred to the finance committee today, April 28.

Send an e-mail to the offices of Senator Green (Senate Finance Co-chair) and Senator Stedman, do it right now. State that you wish your letter to be made part of the bill's official record. If we unite as a group, we can make a difference and protect a valuable community resource.

Mary Hillberry
Ketchikan, AK - USA


On the Web:

Senate Bill 96 - Full text and status

House Bill 130 - Full text and status


Senator Stedman
State Capitol, Room 30
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
fax: 907-465-3922
toll free: 877-463-3873

Senator Green
State Capitol, Room 516
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
fax: 907-465-3805



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