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.
As required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Army has prepared a LEIS to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of the proposed action. The LEIS process included several opportunities for public input. Information gathered during the development process 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. The public comment periods have closed but the Army welcomes other comments here.