by Mary Hillberry
April 28, 2005
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 http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/mlw/ualands/map_se_moser_bay.pdf .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.
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