1. Write a letter or send an
e-mail to the following public officials. Your letters, telephone calls or
e-mails do influence public policy. Please do it today! We
have included a sample message to each official. A message in your own
words is best, but every message counts, even if it is a copy of the message
below! You can use your mouse to copy and paste the sample message into
your e-mail message box.
STATE OF ALASKA
Ronald R. Schonenbach, Regional Manager
Alaska Division of Land & Water Management
400 Willoughby Ave Ste 400
Juneau, AK 99801
The State of Alaska Department of Natural
Resources, Division of Land & Water Management is responsible for
management of the tide and submerged lands in most of the state, including
those within federal conservation units, like Misty Fiords. Whether a
permit is issued for a floating dock or even more serious losses of
wilderness values will ultimately depend on decisions made by this agency.
Sample message to this state official:
Dear Mr. Schoenbach:
I am concerned about wilderness in Misty
Fiords National Monument. While I understand the state of Alaska
manages tide and submerged lands in this area, I believe it is important
that agencies work together to maintain the wilderness integrity of this
area. There are many places in SE Alaska that are not
wilderness. This one has been set aside because of its great scenic,
wilderness, and wildlife values. Please do not issue a permit for a
floating dock or other semi-permanent structures in Rudyerd Bay!
United States Dept of Agriculture / US Forest Service
Tongass National Forest
648 Mission St
Ketchikan, AK 99901
The U.S. Forest Service is charged with
protecting the wilderness values of the uplands -- everything above mean
high tide. The State of Alaska gives great weight to the management
direction of upland landowners, so the comments of the Forest Service on
this issue are critical to the future of wilderness in Rudyerd Bay and
elsewhere in Misty Fiords.
Sample message to this
Dear Mr. Puchlerz:
Maintaining the wilderness character of Misty
Fiords National Monument is important to me and to future generations.
I object to large numbers of visitors coming to remote areas of this
wilderness area and semi permanent structures which detract from the
wilderness experience of anyone visiting the area. Please do anything
in your power to keep Misty Fiords wilderness wild!
US Department of the Army / Corps of Engineers
US Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 898
Anchorage, AK 99506-0898
The United States Army Corps of Engineers
is responsible for permitting structures on navigable waterways.
Sample message to this
Dear Mr. Duncan:
I am concerned about loss of wilderness
values in Rudyerd Bay in Misty Fiords National Monument. This area was
set aside for wilderness protection because of its high value to Americans
and visitors. I don't object to visitors, but I am very concerned
about open-ended tourism business operations that detract from the
wilderness experience of the area. Please deny a permit for operations
in these waters!
becoming a Friend of Misty Fiords Wilderness.
Friends of Misty Fiords