The National Park Service is moving to finalize a land swap that would end a dispute over the use of an Alaska Native fish camp.
Cook Inlet Region Inc. uses the 5-acre camp in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve for retreats and fundraising. The corporation said the site was part of an Alaska Native allotment.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, however, said the land belongs to the federal government..
But rather than evict CIRI, the two sides have agreed to swap 80 acres of corporation-owned land for the fish camp.
Local landowners and environmental groups have asked NPS officials in Washington, D.C., to stop the land swap. It apparently does not require Congressional approval.
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(The Anchorage Daily News 7/2)
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