Special Area Management Planning

Willow Mountain Management Plan

Moose browsing

The proposed regulations adopting ADF&G's management plan for the Willow Mountain Critical Habitat Area are available for comment. The proposed regulations and information on commenting, as well as a link to submit comments, can be found in the State of Alaska Online Public Notice system at the following link: http://notice.alaska.gov/206803/

This plan will provide guidance to ADF&G and DNR in permitting and managing land uses in the Willow Mountain CHA. This plan addresses habitat resources and management; it does not affect hunting and fishing regulations or harvest levels which fall under the authority of the Board of Fish and the Board of Game.

The Willow Mountain CHA was established by the Legislature in 1989 (AS 16.20.620) to protect the exceptional moose habitat found in the area. Large concentrations of moose gather in the dense willow thickets of Willow Mountain, particularly during the early winter post-rut period, to take advantage of the high quality forage found there.