Proposed Mining Road Draws Ire Of Conservationists, Alaska Hunters

Bureau of Land Management map of proposed mining road.

A proposed mining road that would run through a caribou-rich stretch of Alaskan wilderness has drawn heavy criticism from not just conservation groups but also hunters in the state. Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News: 

Hunters condemned the proposed Ambler Road because it would be closed to the public. Conservationists said it would hurt caribou and other wildlife needed by villages in the region.

Close to 20 people spoke against the road. A few people expressed support, saying it would create jobs and state revenue. …

The long-discussed project would link Alaska’s skeletal road system north of Fairbanks to the mineral-rich Ambler Mining District, ending near Ambler and other villages.