Public Notice: public easement Petersville Road

A public comment period has opened concerning a 16 mile winter-use-only trail along the Petersville Road near Trapper Creek.

Bruce Paulsen at Borough land management says the trail area was surveyed 2003, but easements were not pursued at the time.  The paperwork on the easements is now complete and the Curry Ridge Riders have asked that the trail might become part of their extensive trail system.

Department of Natural Resources has opened the public comment period on the potential access easement for the Deep Creek trail. If the easement is granted, the proposed easement would be a DNR public easement to provide public access across state lands.

The proposed trail runs mostly parallel to the Petersville Road, taking snowmachine and ski traffic off the road itself.  The trail will bisect the East West express trail near the point where it meets the Petersville Road.  The proposal is for a 16 mile long, 50 foot wide, winter-use-only trail for non motorized recreationalists, snowmachines and winter grooming equipment.

Once the trail becomes legal it is eligible for grants for trail grooming and maintenance.

The public comment period is open thru March 24th .

Winter Only Public Access Easement for the Deep Creek and Jinmar Trails (Petersville, AK)
Category: Public Notices Department: Natural Resources
Publish Date: 02/22/2011 Location: Anchorage
Coastal District: N/A

Body of Notice:
State of Alaska
Department of Natural Resources
Division of Mining, Land, and Water
Southcentral Region Office
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 900C
Anchorage, AK. 99501-3577

Courtesy Public Notice
ADL # 231120
Deep Creek Trail
Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Subject to Alaska Statute (AS) 38.05.850, the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW), Southcentral Region Office is considering an application to grant a winter-only public access easement for ADL # 231120, located on state-owned lands in Sections 2 and 11 of Township 26N, Range 8W, Sections 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 26 and 35 of Township 27N, Range 8W and Sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 35 and 36 of Township 28N, Range 8W, all in the Seward Meridian. This easement will be for nonmotorized users, users with snowmachines up to 1500 pounds in weight and grooming equipment. The proposed easement will be 50’ in width and approximately 16 miles in length. If granted, the proposed easement will be held by DMLW for the public, to provide public access across state lands.
Members of the public are invited to comment on this proposal. The DMLW must receive written comments no later than 5:00 pm on March 24, 2011. In order to be given full consideration, all comments should clearly explain the facts on which they are based and how they pertain to the proposed action. Comments, questions or requests to view the application packet should be directed to the attention of Eric Moore at the Southcentral Region Office, 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 900C, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3577; Telephone (907) 269-8548, Fax (907) 269-8913, email [email protected]
The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aids, services or special modifications to participate may contact the TDD number at (907) 269-8411. Copies of the Alaska Statute referenced above may be accessed on-line by searching the State of Alaska website at

The Division of Mining, Land and Water, Southcentral Region Office reserves the right to waive technical deficits in this notice.

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