Murkowski Holding Alaska National Parks Roundtable

Panel to Discuss Economic Opportunities, Job Growth in and around Alaska’s National Parks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Lisa Murkowski will hold a roundtable panel discussion on expanding economic growth and employment opportunities in and around Alaska’s National Parks. The event will be held Tuesday, April 3 at 2:00PM, at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

The roundtable will look at opportunities to improve coordination and cooperation between federal agencies and local residents; ANILCA local hire issues; the Denali National Park and Preserve Park Road Vehicle Management Plan; the Katmai National Park and Preserve hunting concession contracts; the economic impacts of cruise passengers in and around Alaska’s National Parks; and the South Denali Visitors Center proposal.


WHO:             Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska

                        Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska

                  Sue Masica, Alaska Regional Director, National Park Service

                  Jim Stratton, Alaska Region Director, National Parks Conservation Association

                  Ron Peck, President and COO, Alaska Travel Industry Association

                  Aaron Schutt, CEO, Doyon, LTD

                  Robert Fithian, Executive Director, Alaska Professional Hunters Assoc.

                  Caitlin Palmer, Director, Alaska Mountaineering School

                  Bruce Bustamante, Vice President, Holland America – Princess, Alaska           

WHERE: UAA Campus, Gorsuch Commons (3700 Sharon Gagnon Lane), Room 107

WHEN:    Tuesday, April 3, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. AST

PARKING: Available in the Willow Visitor Parking Lot, located off of Elmore Road. The Commons Building is off of Elmore Road, between Providence Drive and Tudor Road. Parking fees will be waived for the meeting in the Willow lot only.