Effective at noon today the Alaska Department of Natural Resources has closed remaining state-owned lands to off-road tundra travel.
Gary Schultz, natural resource manager for DNR’s Division of Mining, Land and Water, said in a statement today that as of noon, “all state-owned lands on the North Slope (Upper Foothills, Lower Foothills, Eastern Coastal and Western Coastal Tundra Opening Areas) are closed to off-road travel.”
Off-road travel in progress must be completed within 72 hours — by noon, May 1 — he said.
Any exceptions require prior approval by the division.
Foothills off-road travel was closed at noon May 26.
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