Mr. Tim Sponseller, Fort Wainwright Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, states the project purpose is to provide access to the northeastern portion of the Yukon Training Area for military training exercises and wildfire suppression and control activities. Work being proposed, access project entails discharge of fill material into 7.9 acres of wetlands for the upgrade of an existing three mile long trail, and the development of 3.1 acres of wetlands for a materials extraction site to provide access to a new a full span vehicle bridge across the South Fork Chena River. The trail upgrade would involve placement of 118,654 cubic yards (cy) of gravel fill material into 7.9 acres of Palustrine Needleleaved Evergreen Scrub wetlands. The materials site would supply a maximum of 77,000 cy of gravel extracted from Palustrine Needleleaf Evergreen Scrub Shrub and Palustrine Broadleaf Deciduous/Evergreen Scrub-Shrub wetlands. The materials site would be located adjacent to the trail upgrade for minimization of secondary effects to the local ecosystem. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1–2), dated May 10, 2021. The project site is located within Sections 11 and 12, T. 2 S., R. 6 E., Fairbanks Meridian; Latitude 64.755719º N., Longitude 146.473071º W.; Yukon Training Area, near Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Please contact Amy Tippery at (907) 458-1602, by fax at (907) 474-2164, or by email at: Amy.C.Tippery@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.
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