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In letter to DOI, State of Alaska asks for more control over wildlife management, even inside NPs

Alaska's ability to properly manage fish and wildlife in the state is being hindered by "national policies which simply do not recognize the unique management situation in Alaska," according to its new governor.

In a letter sent to acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, the state's acting Fish and Game director included a 42-page list of recommendations that would give the state greater authority in decisions pertaining to wildlife management on federal lands, including national parks and preserves.

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