Pack Animal Magazine

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Alternative Pack Animal Ban Objection
PUBLIC LANDS ADVOCACY

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Alternative Pack Animal Ban Objection

by Alexa Metrick, Editor (June 2020)

I would like to express my objection to the proposed ban of alternative pack animals in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Specifically, I would ask that the last sentence of the Summary on page 20030 be removed, in addition to the description of the proposed change (found on page 20033) and the specific wording of the proposed change (on page 20084). The deletions I am requesting are the following:

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Objection
PUBLIC LANDS ADVOCACY

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Objection

by Alexa Metrick, Editor (June 2020)

This is my formal notice of objection to the proposed regulation that prohibits pack llamas (camelids) in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). I request that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refrain from identifying camelids (pack llamas) as a disease threat and remove all reference in the proposed regulations and planning documents that implicate them as a disease threat...

Chugach National Forest Objection
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Chugach National Forest Objection

by Alexa Metrick, Editor (September 2019)

I would like to express my concern regarding the restrictions placed on pack llamas in the Chugach National Forest Final Land Management Plan (signed by Jeff E. Schramm, Forest Supervisor). This is my objection to item 2 of (FW-WLGOAT-S or G) on page 55 and it is being submitted during the 60-day objection period ending October 28, 2019.

A Packer's Responsibility
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A Packer's Responsibility

by Murray E. Fowler, DVM (Spring 2012)

Llama packers in the United States will remember the challenges posed by a planned exclusion of llamas for Canyon Lands National Park in Utah. Similar exclusionary policies have been put in place in California. Another such policy is being attempted in Alaskan wilderness areas.