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    Denali Overflights Advisory Council Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska

    The eleventh meeting of the Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is taking place on Monday, February

    27 and Tuesday, February 28, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Marriott Residence Inn Midtown, located on 1025 E. 35th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

    On February 27th, the public is invited to participate with council members in a work session to map out air traffic patterns over Denali National Park. The council will hold a more formal meeting with presentations from members and agency staff the following day.

    The Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council advises the Superintendent, through the Secretary of the Interior, on mitigation efforts that should be made to reduce the impacts from aircraft overflights at Denali National Park and Preserve. The group is developing voluntary measures for assuring the safety of passengers, pilots, and mountaineers and for achieving desired future resource conditions at Denali that were outlined in the 2006 Backcountry Management Plan. Council membership contains broad representation of interested stakeholders and has a balance of local, state, and national interests.

    Information on the Advisory Council can be found at http://www.nps.gov/dena/parkmgmt/currentprojects.htm.

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