By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough hopes to start clearing land at former Institute property next year


August 3, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with its review of the borough’s wetlands fill permit application to develop the former Wrangell Institute property for residential lots. The borough hopes to start ground-clearing work next year, Carol Rushmore, the borough’s planning and zoning director, said last week.

Permit review work had been on hold while state and federal agencies and the borough coordinated an archaeological records and ground survey of the property that had been used as a Bureau of Indian Affairs Native boarding school from 1932 to 1975.

The survey was required to ens...

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