Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Economic development looking ahead to lands discussions


Meeting January 20, the Economic Development Committee began thinking about the next steps for its ongoing review of entitlement lands use.

The City and Borough of Wrangell last April received management authority from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources for 9,006 acres of properties in accordance with the state Municipal Entitlement Act. The act portions out a percentage of state lands for administration by newly incorporated municipalities, as Wrangell had done in 2008.

Lands the Borough selected and the DNR approved include parcels located on the central east side of the island an...

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