News: Creamer’s Field Expansion Moves from House Resources Committee

Rep. Adam Wool

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2015

Juneau – The House Resources Committee unanimously moved House Bill 70 to expand the Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge out of committee today.  This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) and Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks), would add four state-owned parcels to the popular Fairbanks refuge.

“I appreciate the committee recognizing the value of Creamer’s Field,” said Rep. Wool.  “Creamer’s Field is a unique Alaska place with world class birding, hunting, and mushing opportunities available within five minutes of downtown Fairbanks.”

The four parcels were purchased by the state with the intention of adding them to the refuge.  Similar legislation passed the Legislature last year, but was vetoed by Gov. Sean Parnell because of incorrect legal descriptions.  Rep. Wool has worked with the departments of Fish and Game and Natural Resources to correct these errors.  HB 70 now goes to the Rules Committee to await scheduling for a vote on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives.

For additional information please contact David Dunsmore in Rep. Wool’s office at (907) 465-4976 or david.dunsmore@akleg.gov.

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