(Released: June 04, 2019)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Mark Somerville, UCUS Area Management Biologist
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.
Rock slide looking south
North edge of rock slide