Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 3-Interior News Release

(Released: June 04, 2019)

Division of Sport Fish
Dave Rutz, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518


Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
www.adfg.alaska.gov


Contact: Mark Somerville, UCUS Area Management Biologist
(907) 822-3309

O’Brien Creek to Haley Creek Landslide and Trail Update

Warning: A landslide, consisting primarily of slate, occurred along the Copper River Road right-of-way (ROW) from O’Brien Creek to Haley Creek approximately 3.0 miles past O’Brien Creek. This slide is significant and unstable with the possibility of more rock sliding onto the ROW or off of it into the Copper River.

The Alaska Departments of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) recommend dip netters not cross the slide with ATVs, bike, or on foot. If people do cross the slide they do so at their own risk of being injured during crossing or being trapped beyond the slide. Due to operator safety concerns and the location of the slide, DOT&PF will not be able to clear this slide during the 2019 fishing season. DOT&PF tentatively plans to address the rock slide this fall.

In 2018, DOT&PF, in cooperation with Chitina Dip Netters Association and ADF&G, improved and maintained several miles of the trail with plans to continue improvements in the fall of 2019. This slide will now be added to the work list for these trail improvements.

O’Brien Creek to Haley Creek Landslide and Trail Update
Rock slide looking south

O’Brien Creek to Haley Creek Landslide and Trail Update
North edge of rock slide

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