Collecting regulations in works for subsistence lands in Alaska NP units

Regulations will be developed for gathering of "wild, renewable resources" on national park lands in Alaska where it is allowed.

Under the proposed regulations, "NPS-qualified subsistence users will be able to collect resources to make and use handicrafts for personal or family uses, to barter them, or to sell them as customary trade. NPS-qualified subsistence users are residents of communities and areas already specified in NPS regulations. These subsistence users would receive written authorization from the local NPS Superintendent before making collections," a National Park Service release said.

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