This website serves as a public resource for information regarding the U.S. Army’s Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (LEIS) analyzing the extended withdrawal of federal lands for military training in interior Alaska.
The Army is proposing to request that Congress extend the current withdrawal of 869,862 acres of land and water area in interior Alaska from public use for 25 years or more, or assign control of the lands to the Secretary of the Army until such time as the Army determines it no longer needs them for military purposes.
- The Army thanks the community for their input during the scoping period for this project. The next opportunity for public comment will follow the publication of the Notice of Availability for the Draft LEIS, anticipated in Fall 2022.
As required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Army will prepare an LEIS to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of the proposed action. The LEIS process includes several opportunities for public input. Information gathered during the development process helps highlights public concerns, informs the project team of public understanding, informs the environmental analysis, and can refine the proposed action. This website provides a conduit for public input on the Army’s analysis.