Alaska Department of Natural Resources


Interior regional Alaska Native Corporation Doyon has closed the primary access point to Tolovana (TOLL-a-VON-a) Hot Springs north of Fairbanks. The remote hot springs is a privately run business that offers clients rustic lodging and spring fed hot tubs, but relies on a 10 mile access trail that starts on Doyon land. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Karen Brewster

The state is finalizing plans for another Forty Mile Caribou hunt and there’s concern about more trail and land damage by ATV’s along the Steese Highway north of Fairbanks. In August, a 2 caribou bag limit drew thousands of hunters on ATV’s to the Eagle Summit and 12 Mile Summit area, scaring portions of the Bureau of Land Management’s Pinnell Mountain Trail as wells as state lands. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports the issues was central during a Fairbanks Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting last night (Weds).

Karen Brewster

State and federal officials are looking to one another and the public to address trail and other land damage from all-terrain vehicles off the Steese Highway northeast of Fairbanks during the Forty Mile caribou hunt. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Tim Ellis/KUAC

A Delta Junction-based organization is cleaning up junk from an area around the town’s old dumpsite to clear the way for construction of a new park. The Delta Junction Trails Association’s proposed River Walk Park would offer locals and visitors stunning views of the eastern Alaska Range and serve as a hub to a communitywide network of trails.

Alaska Army National Gurad

The bus where Christopher McCandless lived and died during the summer of 1992 will have a new home at University of Alaska’s Museum of the North in Fairbanks. With the help of a National Guard helicopter team, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, removed the old bus from the wilderness north of Denali National Park in June, an action precipitated by deaths, injuries and numerous rescues of hikers trying to reach the bus since McCandless’s story was popularized by the book and movie “Into the Wild”.

Kyle Joly / Alaska Department of Natural Resources

A pair of hikers were rescued from a popular trail east of Fairbanks over the weekend. A State Trooper report says a 30-year-old Ft. Wainwright man, and an 18-year-old Fairbanks woman were reported lost on the Granite Tours trail shortly before midnight Saturday.

Wildlife troopers and State Park rangers hiked out and located the pair, who had been out for about 13 hours, and were wet, disoriented and displaying signs of hypothermia.