Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords' Outfitter and Guide Management Plan Released
June 29, 2011
The draft Plan looks at the number of days to allocate to outfitters and guides on the National Forest System Lands within the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, based on visitor capacity which is the estimated number of users, both guided and unguided, who can be in an area without a loss in the quality of the recreation experience.
The draft Plan does not limit unguided visitors. Unguided visitors can continue to enjoy the district recreation and subsistence opportunities in the same way they do now.
The three action alternatives would distribute between 34,900 and 74,000 service days annually to outfitters and guides for recreational use.
The no-action alternative would allow about 24,200 service days to outfitters and guides based on the highest use by area between 2005 and 2009.
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