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April 28, 2009 --- Vol. 15, No. 38April 2009

All state lands now closed to off-road travel

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.

See full story in May 3 issue, available online Friday, May 1, at www.PetroleumNews.com

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